LaVell Ed­wards, coach who trans­formed BYU, dead at 86

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

PROVO, UTAH | LaVell Ed­wards, who led BYU to na­tional promi­nence with his dy­namic pass­ing of­fenses and be­came one of the most suc­cess­ful coaches in col­lege foot­ball his­tory, has died. He was 86.

Ed­wards coached the Cougars for 29 sea­sons be­fore re­tir­ing in 2000. He had a record of 257-101-3, the sev­en­th­most wins in FBS his­tory. His teams won or shared 19 con­fer­ence ti­tles and played in 22 bowl games. His 1984 team was voted na­tional cham­pion, and he was in­ducted into the Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Fame in 2004.

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