Syracuse University to host services for Coach Mac
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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.
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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Created: August 10, 2017 04:08 AM
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