Best known for his time at the University of Albany, where he was the football coach from 1970 to 2013, compiling a record of 256-169.
He was a quarterback at Springfield College during his playing days.
In addition to coaching Albany's football team for 43 years, he was also the lacrosse coach and the athletic director for periods during the 1970s.
He married Donna Ford in 1964.
He and Joe Paterno both embodied the definitions of loyalty and consistency, leading one football program to success for nearly a half-century.