Bill Mallory, Indiana's all-time coaching wins leader who improved football teams in Colorado, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio), died Friday in Bloomington, Indiana.
Indiana University confirmed Mallory's passport after a tweet from Mallory's son, Curt, the football coach of Indiana State.
Bill Mallory was 82 years old. He underwent emergency brain surgery on May 22. Curt Mallory tweeted on Thursday that his father had been placed in hospice care.
Bill Mallory went 168- 129-4 in 27 seasons as a college head coach, leading 10 teams to Bowl appearances with four AP-top-20 finishes. He led Miami (Ohio), his alma mater, to an 11-0 record in 1973 and a 15th place in the final vote. Later, Mallory trained Colorado in 1
He is best remembered for cranking out Indiana's Moribund program, which under his leadership between 1986 and 1993 featured six bowls reached and tied for second in the Big Ten in 1987. The Hoosiers had made only one Bowl game in the 16 seasons before Mallory arrived. After dismissing Mallory in 1996, Indiana did not return for another 11 years to the postseason.
On Friday afternoon, the Twitter account of Indiana Football Mallory paid tribute.
Coach Bill Mallory was among players, coaches, fans & opponents. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/rtIkcU78LI
– Indiana Football (@ IndianaFootball) May 25, 2018
After being named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1986, Mallory was the first man ever to win the Awarded in successive seasons. He won MAC Coach of the Year awards in 1973 and 1983.
"I only believe in kick-tail, lock-jaw hard work," he told The Washington Post in 1988. "And no excuses."
Mallory was raised in Sandusky, Ohio. He played in Miami (Ohio) for Ara Parseghian and John Pont and was the first captain to receive First Team All-MAC honors.
"John and Ara were great mentors to me," Mallory told the (Hamilton-Middletown) Journal News in 2013. "They were excellent teachers and very caring people about their players, they had many important qualities that I have wanted to take with me when I had the opportunity to be a trainer. "
Mallory's father, Guy, trained basketball and Bill followed him into coaching, first with Doy Perry at Bowling Green and finally as assistant to Woody Hayes at Ohio State. Mallory landed his first head coach job on his alma mater, succeeding Bo Schembechler, who had gone to Michigan.
After coaching Miami (Ohio) for a perfect season with a win over Florida in the Tangerine Bowl, Mallory took charge in Colorado, recording four records in five seasons and winning the Big 8 in 1976. He then returned to the MAC in Northern Illinois, who had not broken through in their new league. The breakthrough of the team in 1983 drew Indiana's interest.
"Bob Knight called me and asked if I was interested," Mallory told Champaign, Illinois in the 2008 news gazette. "I asked him if there was a commitment to football, and he said that it would be. We committed ourselves, and things got a lot better."
They did not do it immediately, since Indiana was 0-11 in Mallory's first year went. But the Hoosiers reached a hull in 1986 and then recorded eight winning campaigns behind All-America Anthony Thompson, who would win the Maxwell Award in 1989. In 1987, Indiana ended a 31-game losing streak to Ohio State, leaving Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce to say, "This is the darkest day in Ohio State football since I joined it."
"You tell Earle I also had some dark days," countered Mallory, "and I do not want to hear that."
The 1987 Indiana team was the first in the team's history to do so in the same season hit both Ohio State and Michigan. To prepare the Hoosiers for the annual Old Oaken Bucket game against Purdue, Mallory wore a boilermakers hat during the exercises this week.
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Mallory retired from the coaching post after the 1996 season, but remained with his Bloomington wife, Ellie, whom he married in 1958. Her three sons All trainers: Mike Mallory, a former All-Big Ten linebacker in Michigan, is assistant to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Doug Mallory, a former captain in Michigan, is an assistant to the Atlanta Falcons.
Bill Mallory was I'm in the athletic fame halls of Indiana, Northern Illinois, and Miami, Ohio, and in the 2013 MAC Hall of Fame.