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John A. Keith

American football and basketball coach

Died when: 61 years 86 days (734 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


John A. Keith

John Alexander Hull Keith (November 28, 1869 – February 22, 1931) was an American educator as well as an American football and basketball coach.

He served as the head football coach at Northern Illinois State Normal School—now known as Northern Illinois University–from 1899 to 1903 and at Illinois State Normal University—now known as Illinois State University—in 1907, compiling a career college football record of 25–7–7.

Keith was also the head basketball coach at Northern Illinois from 1900 to 1902 and again in 1904–05, tallying a mark of 13–7 in three seasons.

He also taught at the school as a professor of pedagogy and as an assistant professor of psychology.Keith died as his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1931.

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