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Former Hawkeye coach Fry dies

December 17, 2019 10:37pm

Hayden Fry, the College Football Hall of Fame coach who led Iowa for 20 seasons died Tuesday in the Dallas area after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 90.

Fry's family confirmed his death, saying in a statement released by Iowa, "We are proud to know that our father's life had a positive influence on so many people, the players, the coaches, and the fans who played for, worked with, and supported his long and successful coaching career. His legend will live forever with the people he touched and inspired, and the programs he led to greater heights."

Memorial services will be announced later.

Fry went 143-89-6 at Iowa, including a 96-61-5 mark in Big Ten play. He coached the Hawkeyes to three Big Ten championships, three Rose Bowl appearances and 10 AP Top 25 finishes.