Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
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1931 – Born on March 8th. A master motivator, leader, and Big Ten coaching legend, Earle Bruce has rescued and rejuvenated football programs, leading four different schools to postseason Bowl games.
1978-1979 – Bruce was named Big-8 Coach of the Year for guiding Iowa State to identical 8-4 records.
– Best known for his unparalleled success at Ohio State University, Bruce began his tenure with the Buckeyes.
1980 – Bruce was named Conference Coach of the Year.
1988 – Bruce capped his college coaching career with a short stint at the University of Northern Iowa and his final four years as head coach with Colorado State University.
1990 – Bruce worked his magic again, leading the Rams to their winningest season ever, a 9-4 record, and the program’s first trip to a postseason Bowl in 42 years with a victory in the Freedom Bowl.
2002 – Bruce’s induction into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
– Bruce is the author of two books: Earle: A Coach’s Life and Buckeye Wisdom.