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Joseph T. "Joe" Cogdal
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1897
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1978
McLean County
Illinois, USA

Coached at Illinois State (ISU, formerly Illinois State Normal University (ISNU)) from 1927-65. He led the school to 11 basketball championships, 14 track championships and 28 cross-country titles. He coached football, basketball, cross country, tennis and track, helping bring ISU 50 major championship and 45 second-place awards. Cogdal's basketball teams won six-straight IIAC championships from 1937-38 to 1943-44; nine times, his teams finished better than 10th in national competition. He was an associate professor of health and physical education at ISU until 1965. He is a member of the NAIA and Helms Halls of Fame, and also the Hall of Fame at Millikin, where he was a star high jumper and a center on the basketball team. Prior to coming to ISNU, Cogdal coached at his alma mater, Findlay College (Ohio) at Winchester, Blue Mound and Assumption High School. He pioneered and famed the football "T" zone defense. He passed away at the age of 81
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  Thomas E Cogdal (1852 - 1898)
  Laura Maxey Cogdal (1865 - 1939)
  Anna Laura McFadden Cogdal (1900 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jim Wierman
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
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Joseph T. Joe Cogdal
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Rest in peace Joe, thank you for your service.
- Lois Maxey Storm
 Added: Jun. 30, 2013

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