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Former Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian has died at 94


Ara Parseghian, who led the University of Notre Dame's football teams to two national championships, died Wednesday at his home in Granger, Indiana, according to the university. He was 94.

Parseghian guided the Fighting Irish to national titles in 1966 and 1973 and compiled an overall record of 95-17-4 in his 11 seasons coaching at the school. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

"Notre Dame mourns the loss of a legendary football coach, a beloved member of the Notre Dame family and good man – Ara Parseghian," said Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. "Among his many accomplishments, we will remember him above all as a teacher, leader and mentor who brought out the very best in his players, on and off the field."

Current Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly also had praise for Parseghian.

Parseghian retired from coaching after the 1974 season. He worked as a color commentator for ABC Sports from 1975 to 1981 and later worked as a college football analyst for CBS Sports.

Tributes quickly poured in on social media.


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