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Kenneth William Keuffel ’46

Published in Apr. 19, 2006, issue

Ken Keuffel, the Lawrenceville School's beloved football coach and English professor for 41 years, died of prostate cancer Feb. 19, 2006.

A native of Montclair, N.J., Ken graduated from Andover and entered our class in February 1943. After wartime Navy duty from 1943 to 1946 as an ensign, he earned his bachelor's in 1948 with a brilliant football record.

After two years with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, Ken began coaching freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania while working on a Ph.D. in English literature, which he received in 1953. He then began his long football coaching and English teaching career at Lawrenceville, achieving a 151-89-8 record there, and authoring two acclaimed books on single-wing football. He also coached from 1961 to 1967 at Wabash College in Indiana.

To his wife, Betsy; children Ken Jr., Elizabeth, and Catherine; and four grandchildren, the class extends its deep sympathy on the loss of a great sportsman and loyal Tiger.

The Class of 1946

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