Former Michigan Football Coach ‘Gary Moeller’ died Monday at the age of 81. Moeller spent 23 seasons with the Michigan football program.
He went 44-13-3 in five years as the head coach, highlighted by a win over Washington in the 1993 Rose Bowl.
Best remembered for his 23 seasons as a Wolverine, Moeller’s college football career began as an Ohio State Buckeye.
Gary Oscar Moeller was an American football coach best known for being the head coach at the University of Michigan from 1990 to 1994.
During his five seasons at Michigan, he won 44 games, lost 13 and tied 3 for a winning percentage of .758.
His first game against his alma mater was one of the rivalry’s most famous, a 24-12 upset of the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes.
Gary Moeller Cause Of Death?
Further details about his death have not been released. But it will be published soon. Because police investigating.
Moeller graduated from Ohio State in 1963 and joined the Michigan football team in 1969 as a defensive ends coach. He was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1973.
Moeller’s first college head coaching job came in 1977, at Illinois. He returned to Ann Arbor in 1980 as Michigan’s quarterback coach.
As an assistant, he was instrumental in developing “outside the box” game plans and strategies that gave Michigan an edge on its opponents.
Sometimes even when outmanned, Moeller would find a way as a coordinator to have his guys ready to play the game of their lives.