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Edward J. Jeremiah

BIRTHPLACE: Worcester, Mass.

BORN: November 4, 1905

DIED: June 7, 1967



Eddie Jeremiah entered Dartmouth in 1926 after attending high school in Somerville, Massachusetts, and prep school at Hebron Academy in Maine. He earned nine letters at Somerville, in football, hockey, and baseball while earning three more in those same sports at Hebron.   

After picking up two football, three hockey, and two baseball letters at Dartmouth, Jeremiah entered the professional hockey ranks as a member of the New Haven hockey team of the Canadian-American League.  He then split the next season between the New York Americans and the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.  He also spent the 1933 season with both the Boston Cubs and the New Haven team, again in the Canadian-American League. His last year of playing was the 1935 season with Cleveland of the International League.

With his playing days over, he went on to become the coach of the Boston Olympics hockey team and guided them to the National Amateur Athletic Union Championship in 1936.  He became varsity hockey coach at Dartmouth a year later and served continuously since that date, except for World War II service, until his retirement in 1967.

Dartmouth hockey flourished under Jeremiah.  In seven of the first nine years Jeremiah was at the coaching helm, the Indians won the Pentagonal League Championship, and, from 1942-1946, the program won a record 46 consecutive games without a defeat.  In addition, he led Dartmouth to the NCAA tournament in both 1948 and 1949, and captured Ivy League titles in 1959 and 1960 as well.  In these decades as Dartmouth's head coach, Jeremiah directed his teams to 308 victories, 247 losses and 12 ties.  He remains a Big Green coaching legend even to this day.