Wayne Hardin, American college football player and coach, Died at 91


Irving Wayne Hardin was born on March 23, 1926, and died on April 12, 2017.

He was an American football player and coach.

Hardin was appointed as the head football coach at the United States Naval Academy from 1959 to 1964 and at Temple University from 1970 to 1982, compiling a career college football record 118–74–5.

He led Navy to appearances in the 1961 Orange Bowl and the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic, and coached two Midshipmen to the Heisman Trophy, Joe Bellino in 1960 and Roger Staubach in 1963.

When he left Navy, Hardin coached the Philadelphia Bulldogs of the Continental Football League, leading the team to a championship in 1966.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2013.

Wayne Hardin passed away at 91 years old.