Tom Eck

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Tom Eck
Biographical details
Born(1856-04-10)April 10, 1856
Prince Albert, British North America
DiedJune 6, 1926(1926-06-06) (aged 70)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1890 Minnesota
1915–? Chicago
Head coaching record
Overall5–1–1 (football)

Tom Eck (April 10, 1856 – June 6, 1926) was an American athlete and sports coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Minnesota for one season, in 1890, compiling a record of 5–1–1. He died on June 5, 1926, in Chicago. [1]


Head coaching record


Minnesota Golden Gophers (Independent)(1890)
1890 Minnesota 5–1–1

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  1. "Tom Eck, Trainer of Joie Ray, Dies". The Boston Globe . Boston, Massachusetts. Associated Press. June 7, 1926. p. 6. Retrieved April 17, 2019 via Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg .