Former IU Football Coach Bill Mallory Dies

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Indiana University is mourning the loss of former head football coach Bill Mallory. Mallory, who holds the most wins of any coach in the IU football program, passed away Friday at the age of 82. 

Mallory led the IU football team from 1984 to 1996, during which time the Hoosiers had seven winning seasons and six bowl appearances, both of which are records for an IU head coach. The team won the 1988 Liberty Bowl and the 1991 Copper Bowl under Mallory's leadership.

"The entire Indiana University family is deeply saddened by the passing of Bill Mallory," IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass said. "Bill was not only a Hall of Fame football coach, but also an extraordinary man who has had an immeasurable impact on countless individuals throughout the course of his career and life. Bill's passion for the sport of football was matched only by his love of his players, his coaches, and most of all, his family. I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to know him and his wonderful family."

Mallory was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002. Prior to becoming head coach at IU, he also held coaching stints at Miami University, the University of Colorado and Northern Illinois University. 
 
"Coach Mallory is not the greatest coach in the history of IU Football because of all the games that he won," said Indiana head coach Tom Allen. "It is because of the kind of man that he was and the kind of person that he was in the hearts of his players. He did a tremendous job molding them into men. In my mind, he is and will always be what Indiana University Football is all about."

Mallory is survived by his wife Ellie, sons Mike (Jacksonville Jaguars assistant special teams coordinator; wife Kim), Doug (Atlanta Falcons defensive backs coach; wife Lisa) and Curt (Indiana State University head football coach; wife Lori), daughter Barbara (husband James), 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services for Mallory have not yet been announced.

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