George Steinbrenner, a former college football coach, dies

Legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who once was an assistant college football coach, has died. He was 80.

Multiple news agencies are reporting that Steinbrenner suffered a massive heart attack this morning and passed, just nine days after celebrating his 80th birthday.

One of the most successful owners in the history of professional sports, Steinbrenner was a graduate assistant under Ohio State’s Woody Hayes. He lated was an assistant football coach at Northwestern from 1955 to 1956 and at Purdue from 1956 to 1957. Later, the Boss became the Boss. Steinbrenner, who had a long history as a generous philanthropist, was also a key figure in thoroughbred racing.

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