Mallory, Indiana's winningest football coach, dies at 83

May 25, 2018 - 4:06 pm
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Bill Mallory, the winningest football coach in Indiana history who also led three other schools to bowl games, has died from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall. He was 83.

Indiana announced Mallory's death, a day after his son, Indiana State coach Curt Mallory, posted on Twitter his father was in hospice care following emergency brain surgery earlier in the week.

Mallory went 69-77-3 and took Indiana to six bowls from 1984-96. Indiana has only played in 11 bowl games in its history. Mallory's blunt assessments and earthy phrases made him a favorite around Bloomington, Indiana, where he was perfect complement to basketball coach Bob Knight.

In 1987, Mallory became the first to win the Big Ten's coach of the year award in consecutive years. Mallory was 168-129-4 overall as a head coach with stops at Miami (Ohio), his alma mater, Colorado and Northern Illinois.

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