BEREA, Ohio (AP) -Bob Packard, the winningest football coach at Baldwin-Wallace, has died, the school said Monday. He was 64.
Packard, who coached current Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, died Saturday of a heart attack, Baldwin-Wallace said.
A 1965 graduate of the school, Packard played for and was an assistant under College Football Hall of Fame coach Lee Tressel before taking over for him in 1981 as Tressel's hand-picked successor.
Among the players he helped coach was Tressel's son, Jim, who played quarterback at Baldwin-Wallace before going on to win four I-AA national titles at Youngstown State and the 2002 Bowl Championship Series national championship at Ohio State.
As a head coach, Packard went 156-54-2. In 37 years as a player, assistant and head coach, Packard helped Baldwin-Wallace win 258 games, 58 percent of the school's total football victories. He retired in 2001.
``He touched many, many lives in his illustrious coaching career and will be dearly missed,'' Jim Tressel said in a statement. ``The Tressel family, specifically, lost a much loved friend who had an important impact on our lives.''
Packard is survived by his wife, Ann Marie, and daughters Jennifer and Beth.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade
College / NBA today on Sun, Mar 2017 by TtomBoBadly
SNOW on Tue, Mar 2017 by Michael Cash
EARLY COLL PLAYS FOR WED. on Wed, Mar 2017 by Timmy1961

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Updated National Championship Odds With over five months before kickoff of the new season, is Alabama still favored to win it all in 2018?
Thumbnail VA Tech opens as favorites vs WVU Some of the Week 1 lines have been released for college football and Virginia Tech has opened as a small favorite versus West Virginia.
Thumbnail Stanford QB on track for camp Stanford head coach David Shaw said that quarterback Keller Chryst is "right on schedule" for training camp.
Thumbnail Clemson has big challenge this spring The biggest question the defending national champion Clemson Tigers face this spring is who will replace leader Deshaun Watson at...

NCAAF Team Pages