Tom Haggerty

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Tom Haggerty
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Haggerty from the 1950 Loyolan
Biographical details
BornOctober 31, 1903
DiedJanuary 14, 1956 (aged 52)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936–1940 DePaul
1945–1950 Loyola (IL)
1950–1953 Loyola (LA)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1944–1945 DePaul
1945–1950 Loyola (IL)

Thomas J. Haggerty (died January 14, 1956) was an American college basketball coach. He coached DePaul University to a record of 64–29 from 1936 to 1940, [1] and after a stint in the United States Army, returned to the school in 1944 to become its athletic director. From 1945 to 1950, he coached Loyola University Chicago to a record of 111–41, and guided them to a second-place finish in the 1949 National Invitation Tournament. He later coached at Loyola University New Orleans, but resigned during the 1953–54 season because of health issues. He died of pneumonia at age 51 on January 14, 1956. [2]

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  1. 2009-10 DePaul Men's Basketball Media Guide. Retrieved on August 5, 2010.
  2. "Ex-Loyola Coach dies". Chicago Daily Tribune. January 15, 1956. A1.