|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1945|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1980|
College Football Coach. He became the youngest and one of the most promising college football head coaches after being hired by the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1976. Extremely popular and successful, Rein stayed there until he was hired as a coach by the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after the 1979 season. On January 10, 1980, he left on a flight from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with an inexperienced pilot named Louis Benscotter. The two men traveled east to avoid an incoming storm and the two men disappeared. After air traffic control lost contact with the two men, the United States National Guard searched for the plane and it was found about a thousand miles off course over North Carolina. The plane eventually ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The pilots reported that there was nobody in the cockpit. Although there was some debris from the plane was found, the wreck itself or the the two men were ever found. Out of respect for Rein's family the Louisana State University paid for his children's college education several years later.
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Lost on a flight from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Created by: K
Record added: Apr 30, 2006
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