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Ara Parseghian
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Parseghian with Northwestern in 1956
Biographical details
Born (1923-05-21)May 21, 1923
Akron, Ohio
Died August 2, 2017(2017-08-02) (aged 94)
Granger, Indiana
Playing career
1946–1947 Miami (OH)
1948–1949 Cleveland Browns
Position(s) Halfback, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950 Miami (OH) (assistant)
1951–1955 Miami (OH)
1956–1963 Northwestern
1964–1974 Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall 170–58–6
Bowls 3–2
Accomplishments and honors
  • MacArthur Trophy (1964)
  • 2 National (1966, 1973)
  • 2 MAC (1954–1955)
  • AFCA Coach of the Year (1964)
  • Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1964)
  • Washington Touchdown Club Coach of the Year (1964)
  • Columbus Touchdown Club Coach of the Year (1964)
  • 2× Football News Coach of the Year (1964, 1973)
  • Sporting News Coach of the Year (1966)
  • Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1997)

Ara Raoul Parseghian (Armenian: Արա Ռաուլ Բարսեղյան; May 21, 1923 – August 2, 2017) was an American-Armenian football player and coach. Parseghian guided the University of Notre Dame to NCAA Division I national championships in 1966 and 1973. He was thought of being one of the best coaches in Notre Dame history.

Parseghian died at his home in Granger, Indiana on the morning of August 2, 2017 from an infection caused after having hip surgery at the age of 94.

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