|Longtime college coach John Pont dies at 80|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 01 July 2008 10:07|
Officials at Miami said Pont died Tuesday at his home in Oxford, Ohio. Pont had been fighting cancer.
Pont coached the Hoosiers from 1965 to 1972. In 1967, Indiana was 9-2 and represented the Big Ten Conference in the Rose Bowl, where the Hoosiers lost to Southern California.
Pont spent 13 years at Miami as a player, assistant coach and head coach. When he graduated, he was the school's career leading rusher with 2,457 yards, and he was Miami's first player to have his number retired.