Walter F. Kelly
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Walter F. Kelly
Walter F. Kelly
Biographical details
Born(1874-01-13)January 13, 1874
Bradford, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 1, 1961(1961-03-01) (aged 87)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1898Texas (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall11-18-1 (football)
6-8 (basketball)
7-21-1 (baseball)

Walter Frederic "Mike" Kelly (January 13, 1874 - March 1, 1961) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and physician. He served as the head football coach at University of Texas at Austin in 1897 and at Butler University from 1899 to 1903, compiling a career college football record of 11-18-1. Kelly was also the head basketball coach at Butler from 1899 to 1903, tallying a mark of 6-8, and was the school's head baseball coach from 1901 to 1905 and again in 1908, amassing a record of 7-21-1. Before his tenure at Butler, Kelly served as an assistant coach to David Farragut Edwards at Texas in 1898.

While coaching at Butler, Kelly pursued a medical degree at Indiana Medical College, from which he graduated in 1906.[1][2] He worked as a physician in Marion County, Indiana for more than 54 years before his death on March 1, 1961, at his home in Indianapolis.[3]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Longhorns (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1897)
1897 Texas 6-2
Texas: 6-2
Butler Bulldogs (Independent) (1899-1903)
1899 Butler 1-4
1900 Butler 1-3
1901 Butler 2-1-1
1902 Butler 1-5
1903 Butler 0-3
Butler: 5-16-1
Total: 11-18-1


  1. ^ Emerson, Charles Franklin (1911). General Catalogue of Dartmouth College and the Associated Schools 1769-1910. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press. p. 394. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ White, James Terry (1967). The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. 48. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Dr. Walter F. Kelly, Dies At Home". The Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, Indiana. March 2, 1961. p. 14. Retrieved 2019 – via open access.

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