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Frank O'Neill


James Francis O'Neill

Inducted 1951

Date of Birth



Syracuse, NY


Syracuse University (1906-1907)

Columbia University (1920-1922)

Syracuse University (1913-1919)

Colgate University (1904-1905)

Colgate University (1902-1902)


Frank "Buck" O'Neill played football at Williams College and excelled at track as well as football. He was head coach at Colgate in 1902, again in 1904-05. His teams had an 18-8-2 record there. O'Neill moved to Syracuse and coached there for three terms: 1906-07, 1913-15, and 1917-19. He also maintained a law practice during these years. His eight-year coaching totals at Syracuse were 52-19-6. His best era at Syracuse came from 1915-1918 when the team had a combined 22-3-3 record O'Neill moved to Columbia and in 1920-22 had an 11-14 record. All told, he was a head coach 14 years with a record of 81-41-8. O'Neill was named a charter member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.


Wins 81

Losses 41

Ties 8

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