Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Ara Parseghian, Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach, R.I.P.

Ara Parseghian, the legendary head football coach at Notre Dame who led the Fighting Irish to national championship titles in 1966 and 1973, passed away on Wednesday at age 94 from hip surgery complications.

Elected and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980, coach Parseghian compiled a record of 95 wins against 17 defeats and four draws in his eleven years at South Bend (1963-73).

Before taking the reins at Notre Dame, Ara coached at Miami of Ohio (his alma mater) and Northwestern, where he had some good success against the Irish.

After retiring from coaching, Ara entered broadcasting and worked for ABC, then CBS.

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