Legendary Auburn head coach dies at 80
Legendary Auburn head football coach and Hall of Famer Pat Dye died on Monday, according to multiple reports. He was 80 years old. Dye was recently hospitalized with a kidney issue and was also diagnosed with COVID-19.
Dye was a head coach at the college level for 19 seasons, spending most of his time at Auburn. He was the leader of the Tigers from 1981-92, winning four SEC titles during that span. He compiled a 99-39-4 record over 12 seasons.
Dye was a three-time SEC Coach of the Year and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
Before Dye took over at Auburn, he was the head coach at East Carolina from 1974-79 and Wyoming in 1980. In six seasons at ECU, Dye’s teams went 48-18-1. He was 6-5 in his one year at Wyoming.
Over the course of his 19-year career, Dye won five conference titles and totaled 153 career victories.