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Former Notre Dame Head Coach Ara Parseghian Dies At Age 94

Legendary former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian died early Wednesday morning at the age of 94.

Early Wednesday morning, former Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian passed away at the age of 94 at his home in Granger, Ind.

Parseghian coached Notre Dame from 1964 through 1974, posting a 95-17-4 record and winning a pair of national championships in 1966 and 1973.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins released the following statement regarding Parseghian's passing, per Bleacher Report:

"Notre Dame mourns the loss of a legendary football coach, a beloved member of the Notre Dame family and good man—Ara Parseghian. Among his many accomplishments, we will remember him above all as a teacher, leader and mentor who brought out the very best in his players, on and off the field.

"He continued to demonstrate that leadership by raising millions of research dollars seeking a cure for the terrible disease that took the lives of three of his grandchildren. Whenever we asked for Ara's help at Notre Dame, he was there.

"My prayers are with Katie, his family and many friends as we mourn his passing and celebrate a life that was so well lived."

The Notre Dame Football account on Twitter also posted this video in honor of the former head coach:

You can read more about Pareghian's life and death here.