Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information
Elmer Layden


Inducted: 1983
Years at Loras: 1925-26
Sport: Football Coach
  • An all-American fullback and one of the legendary "Four Horseman" at Notre Dame, Layden continued the Loras tradition as the "Little Notre Dame" when he took the head post in 1925.
  • In just his first season, he guided Loras to the 1925 Western Interstate Conference Championship with a 4-3-1 record.
  • After finishing 8-5-2 in two seasons at Loras, Layden went onto coach at Duquesne and his alma mator Notre Dame, compiling a career record of 103-34-11 in 16 seasons.
  • Following the1940 season at Notre Dame, Layden became the first commissioner of the National Football League.