SU Coach Mac Dies, Remembered Fondly By Community

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Legendary Syracuse University Hall of Fame Coach Dick MacPherson has died at the age of 86.

Coach Mac was at SU from 1981 to 1990 and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

In his 10 seasons at head coach, MacPherson led the Orange to five Bowl games, winning 66 games.

In 1991, MacPherson returned to the NFL as the head coach of the New England Patriots.

Dick MacPherson is survived by his wife, Sandra, his daughters Maureen and Janet, and four grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Thursday evening 5-8 pm at Hendrick’s Chapel at Syracuse University. His service will be Friday at 2 pm at the same Chapel.

Link: SU Obit

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