Opinion: Nobody did it better than Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and college basketball won't be the same without him
Why Duke's Mike Krzyzewski will walk off the floor at Cameron Indoor Arena next March as the greatest college basketball coach of all time. For many reasons, that will not be a unanimous view. John Wooden won more national titles, Roy Williams and Dean Smith won a higher percentage of their games and others like Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo are widely considered superior tacticians. Some critics could even argue that despite the five national titles Krzyzewski won, he probably should have had a few more.
A longtime college football head coach died on Friday. © Provided by The Spun Generic photo of footballs in an end zone.
Lehigh announced on Friday evening that legendary college football coach Andy Coen died at the age of 57 on Friday.
Coen had stepped away from the program in 2018 following a diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
The former college football head coach won a program-record 85 games and led Lehigh to five Patriot League championships in 13 seasons as head coach.
“Coen’s 85 career victories tied Bill Leckonby for the most in the long and distinguished history of Lehigh football. Under Coen’s leadership, Lehigh won Patriot League championships in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2017.
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Coen won Patriot League Coach of the Year honors in 2010 and 2016 and was a three-time finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, given to the top coach in the Football Championship Subdivision,” Lehigh wrote on Friday.
Coen, a New Jersey native, played collegiately at Gettysburg College.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family members during this difficult time.
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Chiefs HC Andy Reid: 'I think this year' Eric Bieniemy becomes head coach .
Bieniemy remains one of the most respected coordinators in the NFL and helped the Chiefs finish the 2021 season third in total yards (396.8) and fourth in points (28.2) per game. He explained over the summer he wasn't "frustrated" about not yet being a head coach either in the NFL or at the college level, and he was linked with the USC Trojans back in September. "If he doesn't get an offer, there is a serious problem in this league," five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman said of Bieniemy during the latest edition of his podcast.