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Bob Devaney

AKA Robert Simon Devaney

Born: 13-Apr-1915
Birthplace: Saginaw, MI
Died: 9-May-1997
Location of death: Lincoln, NE [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, NE

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Cornhuskers Head Coach, 1962-72

[1] Eastment Towers, Lincoln, NE.

Father: Benjamin Devaney
Mother: Grace Rumbles
Brother: Arthur
Brother: Ralph (d. 1944 killed in WWII)
Wife: Phyllis Wile (m. 61 years until his death, one son, one daughter)
Son: Michael
Daughter: Patricia

    High School: Hill High School, Saginaw, MI
BS Social Science, Alma College (1939)
    Coach: Assistant Coach, Michigan State University (1953-56)
    Coach: Head Coach, University of Wyoming (1957-61)
    Coach: Head Coach, University of Nebraska at Lincoln (1962-72)
    Coach: Athletic Director, University of Nebraska at Lincoln (1967-93)

    Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1971
    Walter Camp Coach of the Year 1971
    College Football Hall of Fame 1981

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