Holovak, All-America player, ex-BC, Pats coach dies

Updated: January 27, 2008, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Mike Holovak, a longtime NFL executive who coached the Patriots to their first championship game, died Sunday, a few hours before the team left for the Super Bowl. He was 88.

Holovak died in Ruskin, Fla., of complications from pneumonia, Boston College spokesman Reid Oslin said after speaking with Holovak's wife, Pauline Scudder Holovak. Holovak was a former football star and coach at Boston College.

The Patriots' second winningest coach, Holovak ...

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