Bo Schembechler

Bo Schembechler

Original Name Glenn
Birth
Barberton, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death 17 Nov 2006 (aged 77)
Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 16683034 · View Source
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College Football Coach. He was the head football coach at the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1989. He attended Miami University of Ohio and Ohio State University as a student, earning a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1952. He was the winningest head coach in Michigan football history, compiling a record of 194 wins, 48 losses and five ties. He was named Big Ten coach of the year seven times and led the Wolverines to 13 Big Ten conference championships and Ten Rose Bowl appearances during his 21 year Michigan coaching tenure. Prior to assuming the coaching position at Michigan, he attended Miami University of Ohio as a player under Coach Woody Hayes, and as a graduate assistant to Hayes at Ohio State University. From 1963 to 1968 he was the head football coach of Miami University where he led the RedHawks to two Mid-American Conference co-championships and a record of 40 wins, 17 losses and three ties. He was named National Coach of the Year in 1969 by both the American Football Coaches Association and the Football Writers Association of America. He retired following the 1989 season as the fifth winningest coach in NCAA history, with a combined record of 234 wins, 65 losses and eight ties. He was inducted into the Miami University Hall of Fame in 1972, the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, the University of Michigan Hall of Honor in 1992, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1993 and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1993. He died at the age of 77 from heart failure on the eve of the Michigan – Ohio State football game, a game which featured the nation's top two ranked college football teams.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Added: 17 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16683034
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bo Schembechler (1 Apr 1929–17 Nov 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16683034, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .