Former Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson died Tuesday at the age of 86, the university announced on Twitter.
MacPherson, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009, coached the Orange for 10 seasons, compiling a record of 66-46 from 1981-90. He won three bowl games at Syracuse.
His best season came in 1987, when the Orange went 11-0-1 and tied Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. MacPherson was named Coach of the Year by 12 different organizations. Only two coaches in school history (Ben Schwartzwalder and Paul Pasqualoni) have won more games than MacPherson.
He coached four All-Americans: Tim Green (1985), Ted Gregory (1987), Don McPherson (1987) and John Flannery (1990).
Saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary Coach Mac pic.twitter.com/bXSFHCFyEg
— Syracuse Athletics (@Cuse) August 8, 2017
Lost a great one today. I owe this man so much. He believed in me before I did. Would not be where I am today if not for him. RIP Coach Mac. pic.twitter.com/qTkn9pDrdD
— Daryl Johnston (@DarylJohnston) August 8, 2017