Monday, November 19, 2012

After 64 seasons, college football's winningest coach decides to retire

Saint John's Johnnies head football coach, John Gagliardi has been coaching a long, long time. When he took his first collegiate head coaching position in 1949, Harry Truman was in office, Joe Dimaggio became MLB's first $100,000 baseball player and The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC. After 64 seasons, 489 wins, 30 Conference Championships and four National Championships, he has decided to to retire.

Coach Gagliardi, who just turned 86 years old a few weeks ago, decided it was time to move on after his team posted a 5-5 record and missing the NCAA Division III playoffs for the third straight season. His 489 wins are 81 wins more than former Grambling head coach, Eddie Robinson who is #2 on the list.

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