LaVell Edwards, American football coach, Died at 86


Reuben LaVell Edwards was born on October 11, 1930, and died on December 29, 2016.

He was a former American football head coach.

He represented Brigham Young University (BYU).

He had over 257 career victories, he ranked as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time.

Edwards’ had many notable accomplishments, he guided BYU to a national championship in 1984 and coached Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer in 1990.

He played football for Utah State University and earned a master’s degree at the University of Utah prior to coaching at BYU.

As a head football coach for BYU, Edwards also earned a doctorate.

Edwards and his wife served an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in New York City during 2002–2003.

He served as a National Advisor to ASCEND: A Humanitarian Alliance.

His non-profit organization plans expeditions to African and South American countries to provide life skills mentoring with sustainable solutions in education, enterprise, health and simple technology.

Reuben LaVell Edwards passed away at 86 years old.