TERRY BRENNAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/04/1958 - HFSID 280415
Sale Price $162.00
Notre Dame football coach Terry Brennan signed this letter on the school's Department of Athletics stationery in 1958, his last year as coach of the Fighting Irish. In it, he talks about a talk that he gave in Dayton, Ohio.
Typed letter signed "Terry Brennan". Blue ink notations on verso in unknown hand. Purple ink date stamp near top edge. 1 page, 8¼x10¾, on stationery of the University of Notre Dame's Department of Athletics. Feb. 4, 1958. Addressed to Mr. Cy Laughter, Laughter Corporation, Dayton, Ohio. In full: "Dear Cy: I certainly enjoyed my visit to Dayton and want to thank you very much for all the help. I hope every-boy enjoyed the talk at the Agonis Club. I haven't received any pictures from Gene yet but I'm sure he will take care of that in the near future. Maybe sometime in the spring or summer we can get to-gether for golf. Sincerely, Terry Brennan TB:mb". Brennan (1928-2021) was head football coach for the University of Notre Dame (1954-1958). Brennan had four winning seasons as head coach, but those seasons are overshadowed by the 2-8 drubbing that the Fighting Irish suffered in 1956, on a mostly-sophomore squad. It was Notre Dame's first losing season since 1933, and the only bright spot was Paul Hornung, the only Heisman Trophy winner from a losing team as of this biography. Overall, Brennan's record with Notre Dame was 32-18. He was a Fighting Irish halfback for Notre Dame from 1945 to 1948 and had greater success at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, Illinois, which he coached to three straight championships before being hired as Notre Dame's freshman footbal coach in 1953. Lightly toned. soiled, stained, foxed and creased. Show-through from notations on verso (does not touch signature). Ligtht tears in top and right edges. Folded once horizontally and twice vertically. Otherwise in fine condition.