Charles Dudley Daly
October 31, 1880|
February 12, 1959
Pacific Grove, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
|4 National (1898, 1899, 1914, 1916)|
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1951 (profile)
Charles Dudley "Charlie" Daly (October 31, 1880 – February 12, 1959) was an American football player and coach, an author, and served in the United States Army during World War I. He played college football as a quarterback at Harvard University and the United States Military Academy and served as the head football coach at the latter from 1913 to 1916 and 1919 to 1922, compiling a career record of 58–13–3. Daly was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1951. He also served as Fire Commissioner in Boston during the 1910s.
Daly attended Boston Latin School and Harvard University, where he was a member of ΑΔΦ, the Fly Club, and the Hasty Pudding Club and graduated in 1901 with an Artium Baccalaureus. He also graduated from West Point in 1905. His military record as of 1921 was: Captain Field Artillery, Regular Army, when United States entered the war; attached to 338th Field Artillery, 88th Division, Camp Dodge, Iowa; promoted temporary major August 5, 1917; attached to 29th Field Artillery; detailed to School of Fire, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as instructor; promoted temporary lieutenant colonel June 25, 1918; promoted temporary colonel October 24; demoted Regular Army grade captain Field Artillery August 20, 1919; detailed to U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., as instructor; promoted major 1920; in service 1921. He was also stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, Schofield Barracks, the U.S. Army War College, and Ft. Leavenworth.
Daly coached American football teams at both Harvard and West Point. Notably at West Point where he is known as the "Godfather of West Point Football" he was coach to  In 1921 he founded the American Football Coaches Association.
Head coaching record
|Army Cadets (Independent) (1913–1916)|
|Army Cadets (Independent) (1919–1922)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- Charles Dudley Daly at the College Football Hall of Fame
- Charles Dudley Daly at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Charles Dudley Daly at the Internet Movie Database
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