Former IU football coach Bill Mallory dies at 83

Published: May. 25, 2018 at 5:11 PM EDT
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Bill Mallory, the all-time winningest head football coach in IU history, passed away Friday at the age 83, according to his son.

Mallory fell earlier this week and underwent emergency brain surgery on Tuesday. His condition did not improve, and he was put in hospice care.

Mallory's son, Curt, tweeted Friday afternoon, "Bill Mallory, beloved husband, father, grandfather, coach and friend, passed away peacefully Friday, May 25, 2018. He was surrounded by his extended family these last days with love, gratitude and celebration."

Mallory coached the Hoosiers from 1984-1996. Despite not winning a single game in his first season, he led IU to six bowl games in an eight-year stretch from 1986-1993.

He retired in 1996 after 27 years as a college football head coach, with a career record of 168-129-4. His 69 wins at Indiana are the most in program history.