LSU legendary football coach Paul Dietzel dies at 89
BATON ROUGE - LSU football fans are mourning today, as legendary Tiger head coach Paul Dietzel has passed away.
LSU officials say Dietzel died this morning after a brief illness. He was 89 years old.
Dietzel coached the Tigers to their first national championship in football in 1958, as well as coaching LSU'S only Heisman trophy winner, Billy Cannon. He served as football coach from 1955 through 1961 and he returned to LSU in 1978 as athletic director, serving until 1982.
The LSU Athletic Hall of Fame inducted Dietzel as a member in 2010.
We will have more details on Dietzel's life and legacy starting on News 2 at Noon.
IMAGE: LSU Sports Information
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