Edward John Jeremiah - Born November 4, 1905 in Worcester, Massachusetts – Died August 15, 1967 was a professional ice Hockey player and Hall of Fame coach in College Hockey.
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 Eagles 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. Jeremiah's NHL career lasted just 15 games in the 1931-32 season, 9 contests with the New York Americans and 6 with the Boston Bruins. He picked up a single assist in the 15 games.
Jeremiah spent the 1933 season with both the Boston Cubs and the New Haven Eagles team, again in the Canadian-American League. His last year of playing was the 1935 season with Cleveland Falcons of the International Hockey League.
Jeremiah started his coaching career with the Boston Olympics Hockey team and guided them to the National Amateur Athletic Union Championship in 1936.
Jeremiah returned to his alma mater as head coach beginning in 1937. Taking over from Herbert Gill, Jeremiah continued Dartmouth's winning tradition by setting a then-school record 18 wins in his first campaign and posted winning records in his first ten years behind the bench. After leading the Dartmouth Indians to a 21–2 mark in 1941–42, Jeremiah took the next three seasons off to serve in World War II, returning to his job at Hanover after the conclusion of the war. In his absence (though he is sometimes still listed as head coach during the time), Dartmouth was undefeated for a NCAA record 46 consecutive games from 1942 to 1946 with the first 19 coming under his direction.
After resuming his head coaching duties, and continuing with Dartmouth's winning ways, the college Hockey landscape began to change quickly. The NCAA instituted a tournament with the 1947–48 season and with a record of 20–3 that year Dartmouth was one of four team invited to participate. The Indians won their semifinal match against Colorado College at the 1948 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament by an 8–4 score, but was unable to overcome Michigan in the championship game. All four teams returned the following year with Dartmouth avenging their loss by downing the Wolverines 4–2 in the 1949 semifinal, but were stymied once again in the title match, this time losing to Boston College 4–3.
After 1949, Dartmouth began a slow decline from its lofty perch, recording only four winning seasons over the next 12 years, but did win Ivy league titles in 1959 and 1960. Things didn't get much better after the newly renamed 'Big Green' became a founding member of ECAC Hockey in 1961; except for the season he took off in 1963–64, as he coached Team USA to a 5th place finish at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics.
Jeremiah recorded only one winning season before retiring in 1967, turning over the team to Abner Oakes, despite the lack of success in the final 18 years as head coach, Jeremiah was voted the ACHA National coach-of-the-year twice, receiving the Spencer Penrose Award in 1951 and 1967.
In 1951 Jeremiah was named as the first ever college Hockey coach of the year.
The National Hockey League saluted Jeremiah's contributions to Hockey in the United States with the Lester Patrick trophy in 1969.
Jeremiah was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.
New Hampshire Legends of Hockey in 2002.
2008 recipient of the Hobey Baker Legend of College Hockey Award.
Hebron Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dartmouth College Hall of Fame.