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Obituary : Wayne Hardin, former Temple, Navy football coach, dies at 91

College Football Hall of Famer and former Navy head coach Wayne Hardin has passed away at the age of 91.  Hardin suffered a massive stroke on Tuesday and passed away this morning.
 
Hardin was the head coach at Navy from 1959-64 and compiled a record of 38-22-2, including a 5-1 mark against Army. Hardin also coached in the first Navy-Air Force game which was won by Navy, 35-3, in 1960.

Temple University athletic director Patrick Kraft called Mr. Hardin "a giant of a man who touched so many lives not only as a Hall of Fame coach but as an ambassador for the university. His love for life was only surpassed by his love for his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time."


This what people are saying on facebook / Twitter

Fred Tiller I bet he knew on the day of Roger's first workout that a new and lasting era of great Navy football had begun. I was thrilled as a teenager to see him play live 5 or 6 times. My dad couldn't get enough. It was the best of times. Annapolis was fortunate to have these 2 great men.

. Tremendous man who touched so many lives at Temple. Thoughts and prayers for his family

Former Navy and Temple coach Wayne Hardin died today at 91. Patriots fans should know who he was. Tremendous influence on Bill Belichick.

Navy announces College Football Hall of Fame coach Wayne Hardin has died at age 91. RIP

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