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    Year      Coach               Captain                    Won  Lost
    1898      Frank E. Hering     Martin O'Shaughnessy        1    2
    1899      J. Fred Powers      J. Fred Powers              2    0
    1907-08   Bertram G. Maris    Raymond J. Scanlon         12    4
    1908-09   Bertram G. Maris    Raymond J. Scanlon         33    7
    1909-10   Bertram G. Maris    Chester D. Freeze          10    4
    1910-11   Bertram G. Maris    James L. Fish               7    3
    1911-12   Bertram G. Maris    William J. Granfield       16    2
    1912-13   Bill Nelson         Albert G. Fenney           13    2
    1913-14   Jesse C. Harper     James F. Cahill            11    5
    1914-15   Jesse C. Harper     Joseph F. Kenny            14    3
    1915-16   Jesse C. Harper     Richard D. Daley            9    3
    1916-17   Jesse C. Harper     Joseph McKenna              8    5
    1917-18   Jesse C. Harper     P.J. Ronchetti              2    4
    1918-19   Charles Dorias      Leonard Bahan               2   10
    1919-20   Charles Dorias      Joe Brandy-Harry Mehre      5   13
    1920-21   Walter Halas        Harry Mehre                 9   14
    1921-22   Walter Halas        Frank McDermott             6   13
    1922-23   Walter Halas        Michael Kane               10   12
    1923-24   George Keogan       Eugene Mayl                15    8
    1924-25   George Keogan       Noble Kizer                11   11
    1925-26   George Keogan       Vincent McNally            19    1
    1926-27   George Keogan       John Nyikos                19    1
    1927-28   George Keogan       Joseph Jachym              18    4
    1928-29   George Keogan       F. Crowe-J. Jachym         15    5
    1929-30   George Keogan       Clarence Donovan           14    6
    1930-31   George Keogan       Joseph Gavin               12    8
    1931-32   George Keogan       Norbert Crowe              18    2
    1932-33   George Keogan       John Baldwin               16    6
    1933-34   George Keogan       Edward W. Krause           20    4
    1934-35   George Keogan       John J. Jordan             13    9
    1935-36   George Keogan       Martin Peter-John Ford     22    2
    1936-37   George Keogan       Raymond J. Meyer           20    3
    1937-38   George Keogan       Raymond J. Meyer           20    3
    1938-39   George Keogan       Earl M. Brown              15    6
    1939-40   George Keogan       Mark A. Ertel              15    6
    1940-41   George Keogan       Edward J. Riska            17    5
    1941-42   George Keogan       Arthur Pope                16    6
    1942-43   E. Krause/G. Keogan Charles Butler             18    2
    1943-44   Edward Krause       Bernard Rutledge           10    9
    1944-45   Clem F. Crowe       Vince Boryla               15    5
    1945-46   Elmer Ripley        William Hassett            17    4
    1946-47   Edward Krause       Francis Curran             20    4
    1947-48   Edward Krause       John Hiller                17    7
    1948-49   Edward Krause       Paul Gordon                17    7
    1949-50   Edward Krause       Kevin O'Shea               15    9
    1950-51   Edward Krause       Dan Bagley-Marty O'Connor  13   11
    1951-52   John Jordan         Leroy Leslie               16   10
    1952-53   John Jordan         Norbert Lewinski          *19    5
    1953-54   John Jordan         Richard Rosenthal         *22    3
    1954-55   John Jordan         John Stephens              14   10
    1955-56   John Jordan         John Fannon                 9   15
    1956-57   John Jordan         John Smyth                *20    8
    1957-58   John Jordan         Bob Devine-John McCarthy  *24    5
    1958-59   John Jordan         Tom Hawkins-Gene Duffy     12   13
    1959-60   John Jordan         Mike Graney              **17    9
    1960-61   John Jordan         Bill Crosby                12   14
    1961-62   John Jordan         Armand Reo                  7   16
    1962-63   John Jordan         J. Andreoli-J. Matthews  **17    9
    1963-64   John Jordan         Dick Erlenbaugh            10   14
    1964-65   Johnny Dee          Jay Miller-Walt Sahm     **15   12
    1965-66   Johnny Dee          James McGann                5   21
    1966-67   Johnny Dee          James Monahan              14   14
    1967-68   Johnny Dee          Bob Arnzen                #21    9
    1968-69   Johnny Dee          Bob Arnzen               **20    7
    1969-70   Johnny Dee          Austin Carr               %21    8
    1970-71   Johnny Dee          Austin Carr               %20    9
    1971-72   Digger Phelps       Doug Gemmell                6   20
    1972-73   Digger Phelps       Gary Novak-John Shumate   #18   12
    1973-74   Digger Phelps       Gary Novak-John Shumate   *26    3
    1974-75   Digger Phelps       Dwight Clay-Peter Crotty  %19   10
    1975-76   Digger Phelps       A. Dantley-Bill Paterno   $23    6
    1976-77   Digger Phelps       Paterno-Martin-Knight      22    7
    1977-78   Digger Phelps       Dave Batton-Don Williams  +23    8
    1978-79   Digger Phelps       B. Flowers-B. Laimbeer    *24    6
    1979-80   Digger Phelps       R. Branning-B. Hanzlik   **22    6
    1980-81   Digger Phelps       T. Jackson-K. Tripucka-
                                  Orlando Woolridge         +23    6
    1981-82   Digger Phelps       Mike Mitchell              10   17
    1982-83   Digger Phelps       John Paxson             ***19   10
    1983-84   Digger Phelps       Tom Sluby                ##21   12
    1984-85   Digger Phelps       Barlow-Dolan-Kempton      $21    9
    1985-86   Digger Phelps       Ken Barlow               **23    6
    1986-87   Digger Phelps       Scott Hicks-Donald Royal  *24    8
    1987-88   Digger Phelps       David Rivers-Gary Voce   **20    9
    1988-89   Digger Phelps       Joe Fredrick-J. Jackson   $21    9
    1989-90   Digger Phelps       Joe Fredrick-J. Jackson  **16   13
    1990-91   Digger Phelps       Tim Singleton              12   20
    1991-92   John MacLeod        Elmert Bennett-L. Ellis- ##18   15
                                  Daimon Sweet-Keith Tower
    1992-93   John MacLeod        Brooks Boyer-Monty Williams 9   18
    1993-94   John MacLeod        Brooks Boyer-Carl Cozen-   12   17
                                  Joe Ross-Jon Ross-Monty Williams
    1994-95   John MacLeod        Lamarr Justice-Billy Taylor-
                                  Jason Williams             15   12
    1995-96   John MacLeod        Ryan Hoover                 9   18
    

    Irish Head Coaches Bio's

    Bertram G. Maris
    1907-08 to 1911-1912

    Maris is responsible for reviving basketball at the University of Notre Dame. The Irish program started in 1898, but after the 1899 season, basketball was not played at the school on a varsity level until Maris restarted the team in 1907. In his first season at Notre Dame, he compiled a 12-4 mark and followed that with a 33-7 mark in his second year. Overall, Maris' teams were 78-20 (.794) in his five years but most importantly, he brought Notre Dame basketball back to stay.

    Jesse Harper
    1913-14 to 1917-18

    Harper attended the University of Chicago and played football and baseball from 1902-1906. He played football under the immortal Amos Alonzo Stagg and captained the baseball team during his senior year. After graduation, Harper coached football at Alma College in Michigan where he accumulated a 10-4-4 record from 1906-1908. He then moved to Wabash College where he led the football team to a 15-9-2 mark over five years. In 1913, he became head coach of the Notre Dame basketball, football, and baseball teams and also served as athletic director. Under his direction, the Irish basketball team went 44-20 (.686) and the football team compiled a 34-5-1 record over his five years. Harper coached Knute Rockne when the Rockne-Gus Dorais combination made football history. He resigned at the age of 33 in 1917 to live on his 20,000-acre ranch in Sitka, Kansas. Harper became a member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1971.

    Walter Halas
    1920-21 to 1922-23

    Halas attended the University of Illinois where he starred in baseball, basketball and football for three years. After graduating, he immediately accepted the head coaching position at Somerset Central High School in Kentucky. He moved on to coach at Davenport (Iowa) High School before accepting the position at Notre Dame. In his three seasons as coach of the Irish, he struggled to a 25-39 record (.391). Halas was the brother of the famous Chicago Bear head coach George Halas.

    George Keogan
    1923-24 to 1942-43

    After serving as an instructor in World War I, Keogan became head coach of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. where his team won all 18 games it played that season. He moved to Valparaiso University and coached basketball, football, and baseball. In 1923, he was named Notre Dame's basketball and baseball coach and assistant football coach. In 20 seasons as the basketball coach at Notre Dame, Keogan won 327 games -- second most in Irish history -- while losing just 97 for a .771 winning percentage. He led the Irish to back-to-back 19-1 seasons in only his third and fourth seasons as coach. He never had a season below .500 in his career and his teams lost more than 10 games only once. Keogan died of a heart attack during the middle of his 20th season as head coach of the Fighting Irish.

    Edward W. Krause
    1943-44, 1946-47 to 1950-51

    Krause competed in track, football, baseball, and basketball while enrolled at Notre Dame from 1930-34. In three seasons as an Irish basketball player, he scored 547 points, led Notre Dame to a 54-12 record and was named to the All-American team in each of the years. Krause graduated cum laude with a degree in journalism in 1934. He accepted a job to coach St. Mary's (Minn.) College in basketball and football. He also served as athletic director and baseball, track, golf and tennis coach. In 1942, he returned to Notre Dame as an assistant football and basketball coach. When George Keogan died in 1943, Krause assumed the job as head basketball coach which he held for six seasons. He guided the Irish to a 98-48 mark (.671) in those six years including a 20-4 record in his first full season. On February 7, 1948, Krause was appointed assistant athletic director at Notre Dame. He was elevated on March 22, 1949 to the head position, which he held for 32 years. Krause was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976. He passed away on Dec. 10, 1992.

    John Jordan
    1951-52 to 1963-64

    Jordan played basketball at the University of Notre Dame from 1932-1935 under George Keogan. Following graduation, he coached the Mount Carmel High School (Chicago, Ill.) basketball team from 1935-1949, except for a three-year tour of duty at Lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. Jordan became head coach at Loyola University in Chicago in 1950 and coached Loyola to a 15-14 record in the 1950-1951 season. At the end of the season, Jordan was released from his contract to take over the reins at his alma mater, Notre Dame. Jordan stayed at Notre Dame for 13 years and compiled a 199-131 record (.603). Four of his teams reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament with his best season in 1953-54 when the Irish recorded a 22-3 mark. Jordan passed away on June 13, 1991.

    John F. Dee, Jr.
    1964-65 to 1970-71

    Dee attended Notre Dame from 1944-46, earning a spot on the Irish basketball and football teams. Dee is the only player in Notre Dame football history to play in just one career game and start that contest (vs. Georgia Tech in 1944). In basketball, Dee was a two year letterwinner and played in the 1944-45 and 1945-46 seasons when the team had a combined record of 32-9. Dee averaged over 10.0 points per game. He received his degree from Loyola of Chicago in philosophy and history in 1947. Following graduation, he coached four years in Chicago high schools and attended Notre Dame Law School during the summers. In 1951-52, Dee was an assistant coach at Notre Dame for John Jordan and received his law degree that spring. At age 28, he was named the head coach at Alabama and became the youngest basketball coach in NCAA history at that time. In four seasons, he compiled a record of 68-25 including a Southeastern Conference title in 1956. From 1956-62, he coached the D-C Truckers in Denver, winning the NIBL title once and finishing second three times. Dee became the head coach at Notre Dame in 1964 and took the Irish to the NCAA Tournament in his first season. He collected an overall record of 116-80 (.592) in his seven years, including four consecutive 20-win seasons in his last four years, the first 20-win seasons in Notre Dame history. Dee led his Irish teams to four appearances in the NCAA Championship and one NIT trip. Every student-athlete that Dee recruited to Notre Dame and Alabama received their undergraduate degree. Dee resigned from coaching after the 1970-71 season and is currently practicing law in Denver.

    Digger Phelps
    1971-72 to 1990-91

    Notre Dame's winningest coach played basketball at Rider College for four years from 1959-63. As a senior, he helped Rider to an appearance in the NAIA Tournament. Following graduation in 1963, Phelps remained as a graduate assistant and helped Rider gain national recognition for its stunning 1964 upset of New York University which ended the Violets' homecourt winning streak which dated back to 1941. After a brief stint at St. Gabriel's High School in Hazelton, Pa., he moved on to Pennsylvania as an assistant in 1966. In 1970, Phelps left Penn to begin his head coaching career at Fordham. After leading Fordham to a 26-3 record, Phelps was named the head coach of Notre Dame for the 1971-1972 season. In 20 seasons at Notre Dame, he recorded a 393-197 mark (.666), including 14 20-win seasons. He led Notre Dame to its only Final Four appearance ever in 1977-78. Every player who competed for four years under Phelps received his degree, a perfect 54-for-54 mark. Phelps resigned on April 15, 1991. He was voted to the President's Commission on Volunteer Services in August of '91. In April of 1992, he was named Special Assistant to Governor Bob Martinez, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). In his role as Special Assistant, he served as a liaison between ONDCP and the Department of Justice in coordinating the "Weed and Seed" program, a Presidential initiative focusing on violent crime and neighborhood revitalization. In the summer of 1993, he was a United Nations election observer in Cambodia. After serving as a color analyst during the NCAA Championship for CBS in 1992-93, he currently serves as a studio host and analyst for ESPN.

    All-Time Assistant Coaches
    Baron, Jim          1981-87
    Black, Jimmy        1991-95
    Brennan, John       1949-51
    Brennan, Tomas      1946-48
    Brokaw, Gary        1980-86
    Castellani, John    1952-56
    Conway, Jim         1949-50
    Curran, Wayne       1948-49
    Dee, John           1951-52
    Dibiaso, Dick       1971-75
    Dolan, Jim          1988-91
    Foley, Thomas       1947-49
    Gibbons, Jim        1956-62
    Gillen, Pete        1980-85
    Hjerpe, Edward      1982-83
    Hudson, Steve       1991-92
    Kenny, Gene         1950-51
    Kilcullen, Matt     1985-91
    Krause, Edward      1942-43
    Kuchen, Richard     1975-78
    Laketa, Parker      1992-present
    Lennon, Charles     1962-65
    McCaffery, Fran     1988-present
    McGann, James       1966-68
    McLaughlin, Francis 1971-77
    McLaughlin, Tom     1978-81
    Meyer, Ray          1940-42
    Nee, Daniel         1976-80
    Nix, Jeff           1987-92
    O'Connor, Thomas    1968-71
    Rockne, Knute       1917-18
    Shumate, John       1981-83, 86-88
    Sluby, Tom          1986-88
    Sobak, Andy         1948-49
    Staverman, Larry    1965-68
    Sullivan, Gene      1968-71
    Thompson, Scott     1977-80
    Tyler, Terry        1995-present
    Ziemba, Walter      1943-46
    
     Career Coaching Records
    Years                       Coach                   Seasons     Won     Lost    Pct.
    1898                        Frank E. Hering             1       1       2       .333
    1899                        J. Fred Powers              1       2       0       1.000
    1907-08 to 1911-12          Bertram G. Maris            5       78      20      .794
    1912-13                     William Nelson              1       13      2       .867
    1913-14 to 1917-18          Jesse C. Harper             5       44      20      .686
    1918-19 to 1919-20          Charles Dorias              2       7       23      .233
    1920-21 to 1922-23          Walter Halas                3       25      39      .391
    1923-24 to 1942-43          George Keogan               20      *327    97      .771
    1943-44, 1946-47 to 1950-51 Edward W. Krause            6       98      48      .671
    1944-45                     Clem F. Crowe               1       15      5       .750
    1945-46                     Elmer Ripley                1       17      4       .809
    1951-52 to 1963-64          John Jordan                 13      199     131     .603
    1964-65 to 1970-71          John F. Dee, Jr.            7       116     80      .592
    1971-72 to 1990-91          Digger Phelps               20      393     197     .666
    1991-92 to present          John MacLeod                6       79      94      .457
    Totals (*does not include one tie)                      92      1414    762     .650
    

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