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Syracuse University to host services for Coach Mac

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2009 file photo, former Syracuse and Massachusetts coach Dick MacPherson laughs during the announcement of the 2009 College Football Hall of Fame class at NASDAQ Marketsite in New York. FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2009 file photo, former Syracuse and Massachusetts coach Dick MacPherson laughs during the announcement of the 2009 College Football Hall of Fame class at NASDAQ Marketsite in New York. | Photo: (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) .

August 10, 2017 04:08 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The final good-bye for former Syracuse University head football coach Dick MacPherson will be right where he would have wanted it to be - on campus.

Calling hours for MacPherson, who died Tuesday of natural causes at age 86, are scheduled for Thursday evening at Hendricks Chapel. A funeral service will be held Friday afternoon, also at Hendricks Chapel.

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MacPherson made his mark with the Orange, resurrecting a declining program and returning it to national prominence after arriving before the 1981 season. He transformed a team that had produced only three winning seasons in a decade into a consistent winner.

By the time he left Syracuse, MacPherson had compiled a 66-46-4 record, departing as the school's second-winningest coach.

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