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Eddie Anderson


Edward Nicholas Anderson

Inducted 1971

Date of Birth



Oskaloosa, IA


College of the Holy Cross (1933-1938)

College of the Holy Cross (1950-1964)

University of Iowa (1946-1949)

University of Iowa (1939-1942)

DePaul University (1925-1931)

Loras College (1922-1924)


Eddie Anderson learned his football from the master - Knute Rockne. Anderson was a member of Rockne's first team at Notre Dame in 1918, and played for the Irish teams of the late teens and early twenties that rolled to a string of 20 straight victories. Entering the coaching ranks while continuing studies for his medical degree, Anderson began his career in 1922 at tiny Loras College. His 1922 Columbia team was undefeated. After three years on that job, he coached seven years at DePaul. Then came his first term at Holy Cross 1933-38. His 1935 and 1937 teams were undefeated. He moved to Iowa, which had won only two games in two years. Anderson's first Iowa team went 6-1-1, and he was named national Coach of the Year. He coached Iowa 1939-42 and 1946-49; between these terms he served in the Army Medical Corps. Anderson went back to Holy Cross for the years 1950-64. Over 39 years as a head coach his record was 201-128-15. He was head coach of the College All-Stars twice. In 1940 his team lost to the Green Bay Packers 45-28. In 1950 his team beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 17-7.


Wins 201

Losses 128

Ties 15

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