Legendary Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger Passes Away At 87

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, USA: Bronze statue of Howard Schnellenberger, famous Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Football coach as seen at the FAU Football Stadium on December 21, 2019.


College football coaching legend Howard Schnellenberger has passed away at 87, according to a release from Florida Atlantic University.

Schnellenberger’s cause of death has not been disclosed.

“Howard treated me special, like a queen, and was truly a husband that every Canadian girl dreams of,” Beverlee Schnellenberger, his wife of 62 years, said in a statement released by Florida Atlantic University.

“You will always be my love, now and forever. I’m proud to be your wife. You were a great leader of men and the leader of our lives.”

Schnellenberger is known as the builder of the Miami Hurricanes football dynasty and the founding father of the FAU football program. He also had a major impact on the trajectory of the Louisville Cardinals.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to the Schnellenberger Family Foundation located in Delray Beach, Florida, or the Howard Schnellenberger Endowed Scholarship Fund at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

You can find out more information on how to donate to the Schnellenberger Endowed Scholarship Fund and Schnellenberger Family Foundation on the Florida Atlantic University website.

Our deepest condolences go out to Schnellenberger’s family, friends, and all of those who he impact during his legendary life and career during this difficult time.

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