Former Michigan head football coach and Iowa athletic director Bump Elliott passed away on Saturday, per his family.
Elliott was 94. During his life, he had a profound impact on three Big Ten programs, first as a player at Purdue (1943-44) and Michigan (1946-47).
From 1948-58, Elliott was an assistant coach at Michigan, Oregon State and Iowa before taking over the head coaching role at his alma mater in 1959. He led Michigan to a 51-42-2 overall record, including a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl win in 1964.
Elliott went on to serve as an associate AD at Michigan for two years before becoming the AD at Iowa in 1970.
He would hold that post until 1991.
Bump Elliott, former Iowa AD and the man who hired Hayden Fry and is in more halls of fame than anyone can count, has passed. His mark always will be there. pic.twitter.com/ddTLmTF3eB
— Marc Morehouse (@marcmorehouse) December 8, 2019
Former Michigan coach/Iowa AD Bump Elliott passed away peacefully yesterday at the age of 94, his family says.
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) December 8, 2019
Elliott was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989. He is also a member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elliott’s family and the Michigan football program following this tragic loss.