Pat Dye

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Pat Dye was a college head coach for 19 seasons, and is best known for his 12 seasons as coach of the Auburn Tigers from 1981-1992. He led Auburn to four SEC titles including three in a row from 1987-89 (the other came in 1983), and reeled off nine straight winning seasons from 1982-1990. Dye’s teams finished ranked in the top-20 in the final Associated Press poll eight times during his tenure at Auburn including five top-10 finishes. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and was a three-time SEC Coach of the Year in 1983, 1987 and 1988. Dye also served as Auburn’s athletic director from 1981-1991.

COACHING HISTORY TEAM YEARS
Head Coach Auburn Tigers 1981-1992
Head Coach Wyoming Cowboyss 1980
Head Coach East Carolina Pirates 1974-1979
Assistant Coach Alabama Crimson Tide 1965-1973
Championships
1 SoCon (1976)
4 SEC (1983, 1987–1989)
  • All-American, 1959
  • 3x SEC Coach of the Year (1983, 1987–1988)
  • College Football Hall of Fame – Inducted in 2005