1938: Campaign Staff, Earl Warren for Attorney General 1953-1969: Judge, Mariposa County Superior Court 1961: Member, California Judicial Council 1969-1972: Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal
A member of the original Conclave of E Clampus Vitus that met at Hornitos California in 1954 and put up the plaque that still sits above the door to the Hornitos Jail.
Deeded the land for the Mariposa Museum and Library. As such, there is a Coakley Room in the Mariposa Museum.
The 9th Humbug of Matuca Chapter 1849 of E Clampus Vitus in 1960.