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Gagliardi, college football's winningest coach, dies at 91


October 7, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — John Gagliardi was ahead of his time as a football coach, believing he did not need to make his players suffer for them to succeed.

Using unconventional methods at a small private university in Minnesota, Gagliardi won more football games than anybody who has ever coached in college.

Gagliardi died Sunday at the age of 91, according to St. John's University.

"John was a winner in so many ways, but mostly in his ability to connect with others," Gina Gagliardi Benson, the coach's daughter, posted on Facebook. "His appreciation of others ran so deep that it was the core of...

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