LSU Football Legendary Coach Paul Dietzel Dies At 89
LSU football has lost one of the good ones. LSU is reporting that legendary Coach Paul Dietzel who led the Tigers to the National championship in college football in 1958 has died at the age of 89.
The Head Coach and architect of LSU’s 1958 football National Championship who later served as athletics director at LSU, Paul Dietzel, passed away early Tuesday morning after a brief illness at the age of 89.
“Coach Dietzel was a man of great honor and integrity. He was the perfect role model for young people, and I will always cherish the moments that I was able to spend with him,” said LSU Vice-Chancellor and Athletics Director Joe Alleva. “Looking back at what he accomplished here at LSU, he was way ahead of his time as a football coach. His 1958 national championship set LSU on a path of being what it is today. We will be forever grateful for Coach Dietzel and what he meant to this university. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed.”