Coached the football team at Grambling State University for an impressive 57 years.
He earned a Master's degree from the University of Iowa.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997, in large part because of his 408 career-coaching wins.
He was married to his wife Doris in 1941; they stayed married until his death at age 88.
His record for the most wins in college football history was broken by Joe Paterno when Paterno won his 409th game in 2011.