Indiana's Bill Mallory, left, and Purdue's Jim Colletto embrace at midfield after Indiana defeated Purdue 33-16 to win the Ol' Oaken Bucket game in West Lafayette, Indiana, Saturday, November 23, 1996. Neither Mallory or Colletto will return to coach their teams next season. (AP Photo/Tom Russo)

Former Indiana Football Head Coach Bill Mallory Passes Away

The winningest coach in the history of Indiana University football passed away on Friday.

His son Curt, the head football coach at Indiana State, broke the news on Twitter:

Mallory was the head coach at Indiana from 1984 to 1996.

Mallory played football at Miami University for former Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian and Indiana head coach John Pont.  He coached at Miami, Colorado and Northern Illinois prior to his arrival at IU.  He compiled a 69-77-3 record with the Hoosiers and an overall career record of 168-129-4.

Under Mallory’s direction, the Hoosiers had some of their more memorable seasons.  He led IU to 6 bowl games, including wins in the 1988 Liberty Bowl and the 1991 Copper Bowl.

The 1987 season saw the Hoosiers defeat both Michigan and Ohio State, as IU won eight games on the season.  In 1988 Indiana defeated the Buckeyes for the second consecutive season and once again achieved eight wins.

From 1987 to 1994, Indiana compiled a 54-36-3 record, marking one of the best stretches in program history.

William Guy Mallory was 82 years old.

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