Thomas Kelley was the coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team for three seasons, winning or tying 18 or 25 games while serving as coach of Alabama.
Thomas Kelley was a college football and basketball coach in the 1910’s and early 1920’s. He coached the University of Alabama football team for three seasons from 1915-1917 and went 17-7-1 in 25 games as coach of the Crimson Tide. He was also Alabama’s athletic director in 1915.
Kelley made several other coaching stops, including a 5-3 season at Missouri in 1922.
He played college football at the University of Chicago for Amos Alonzo Stagg, one of the biggest innovators in college football history.