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South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Coach Frank Leahy

1908 - 1973

 
 
Coach Frank Leahy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
1. Coach Frank Leahy Marker
Inscription.  
This sculpture was presented to the University of Notre Dame on September 19, 1997 by his former players, the Leahy Family, ND Alumni and his many admirers.

Frank Leahy coached at Notre Dame a total of 11 years (1941 - 1943, 1946 - 1953), winning four undisputed National Championships in 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949 and a split National Championship in 1953. His teams were unbeaten six of eleven years he coached -- undefeated in 39 straight games Coach Frank Leahy was inducted into the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame on December 8, 1970.
 
Erected 1997 by former players, the Leahy Family, ND Alumni and many admirers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 41° 41.817′ N, 86° 14.019′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker is on Moose Krause Circle, 0.4 miles north of Angela Boulevard, on the right. The statue is on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on the right side
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of the front entrance to O'Neill Hall, which also is home to the Frank Leahy Gate (Gate C) into Notre Dame Stadium. The Stadium Lot for football game parking is across the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2010 Moose Krause Circle, Notre Dame IN 46556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ara Parseghian (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lou Holtz (about 500 feet away); Dan Devine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knute Rockne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Michael Dillon McCafferty, C.S.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Endowed Professorships (approx. 0.3 miles away); University of Notre Dame Band (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Endowed Professorships (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Bend.
 
More about this marker. The statue was moved to its current location in 2017 when the school opened three new buildings alongside Notre Dame Stadium. The statue currently stands in front of O'Neill Hall, which is home to the university's music program and also the location of the Leahy Gate (Gate C) into the stadium. Previously, the statue had sat on the east side of the stadium; that location is now the home of Corbett Family Hall.
 
Back of Frank Leahy Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
2. Back of Frank Leahy Sculpture
Coach Frank Leahy Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
3. Coach Frank Leahy Sculpture
Coach Frank Leahy sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
4. Coach Frank Leahy sculpture
View from the east of Notre Dame Stadium
Coach Frank Leahy Statue, 2023 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sean Flynn, December 16, 2023
5. Coach Frank Leahy Statue, 2023
The Leahy statue’s updated location at the south entrance to Notre Dame Stadium, through the Leahy Gate at O'Neill Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,173 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2023, by Sean Flynn of Oak Park, Illinois. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 24, 2023, by Sean Flynn of Oak Park, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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