Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Frank "Buck" O'Neill

Frank "Buck" O'Neill


  • Position: Coach
  • School: Colgate, Syracuse, Columbia
  • Years: 1902-1922
  • Inducted: 1951
  • Place of Birth: Syracuse, NY
  • Date of Birth: Mar 06, 1875
  • Place of Death: Hamilton, NY
  • Date of Death: Apr 21, 1958

Member Biography

Frank "Buck" O'Neill played football at Williams College. He was head coach at Colgate in 1902, again in 1904-05. His teams had an 18-8-2 record there. O'Neill moved to Syracuse and coached there for three terms: 1906-07, 1913- 15, and 1917-19. He also maintained a law practice during these years. His 8-year coaching totals at Syracuse were 52- 19-6. O'Neill moved to Columbia and in 1920-22 had an 11- 14 record. All told, he was a head coach 14 years with a record of 81-41-8. O'Neill was named a charter member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.