Edward McNichol
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Edward McNichol
Edward McNichol
Biographical details
BornFebruary 20, 1895
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall186-63 (.747)
Accomplishments and honors
1 Helms National (1921)
EIBL (1921, 1928-1929)
NCAA All-American (1916)
2× EIBL First Team (1916-1917)

Edward Joseph McNichol (February 20, 1895 - after 1930) was the head men's basketball coach for the University of Pennsylvania from 1920-1930. His first Penn team finished the season with a 21-2 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation.[2] This was Penn's second consecutive Helms national championship, the previous year's 21-1 team having later been recognized as the Helms (and Premo-Porretta Power Poll)[3] national champion as well.[1]

McNichol played on Penn's basketball team from 1914 to 1917.[4] In his junior season in 1915-16, he was named a consensus All-American by the Helms Athletic Foundation. In both 1915-16 and 1916-17 he served as team captain and was a two-time Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League First Team selection.[4][5]

After his coaching career, he served in the United States Army.[6] According to a 1919 edition of the Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society, McNichol was a sergeant in the 469th Railroad Engineers for the Army.[6]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Penn Quakers (Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League) (1920-1930)
1920-21 Penn 21-2 9-1 1st Helms National Champions
1921-22 Penn 24-3 8-3 T-2nd
1922-23 Penn 14-11 3-7 T-5th
1923-24 Penn 18-8 3-7 T-5th
1924-25 Penn 17-5 6-4 T-2nd
1925-26 Penn 14-7 5-5 T-3rd
1926-27 Penn 16-10 5-5 T-3rd
1927-28 Penn 22-5 7-3 T-1st
1928-29 Penn 20-6 8-2 1st
1929-30 Penn 20-6 7-3 2nd
Total: 186-63 (.747)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Further reading

  • Naismith, James (January 15, 1929). "Five McNichol Brothers Served Pennsylvania Cage Team as Player and Coach" (PDF). New York Evening Post. New York, NY.


  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Quakers season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball - NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 535. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  4. ^ a b "2008-09 Penn Quakers Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Yearly Results (p. 121). University of Pennsylvania. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Penn Men's Basketball" (PDF). All-Time Captains. University of Pennsylvania. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ a b Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society. New York: The Pennsylvania Society. 1919. p. 50.

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