Frank Lauterbur dies at 88

Updated: November 20, 2013, 8:54 PM ET
Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Frank Lauterbur, who coached Toledo to two undefeated seasons in football before leaving to take over at Iowa for three seasons in the early 1970s, has died. He was 88.

Toledo athletic department spokesman Paul Helgren says Lauterbur died at a Toledo-area nursing home. A cause of death wasn't released.

The Rockets won 23 consecutive games from 1969 to 1970 under Lauterbur. He also served as athletic director at Toledo, where he had a career record of 48-32-2.

He coached eight seasons at Toledo before going to Iowa, where he coached from 1971 to 1973.

The Hawkeyes were 4-28-1 before Lauterbur was let go. Iowa finished 0-11 in his final season.


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