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Bo Schembechler Timeline
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April 1, 1929 Glenn Edward Schembechler is born in Barberton, Ohio
1943-47 Prep football all-state selection at Barberton High School
1947 Graduated from Barberton High School
1948 Enrolled at Miami (Ohio) University
1949-50 Lettered in football as an offensive tackle
1950 Won a Mid-America Conference (MAC) championship
1950 Was a member of Miami's team which won the Salad Bowl, beating Arizona State
1951 Graduated from Miami (Ohio) University with a bachelor's of education
1951 Joined Ohio State head football coach Woody Hayes' staff as a graduate assistant
1952 Graduated from Ohio State with a master's in education
1952 Enlisted in the Army where he would spend two years coaching both the baseball and football teams at Camp Rucker in Alabama.
1954 Joined Presbyterian College as a line coach
1955 Joined Bowling Green as a line coach
1956 Joined Northwestern as a defensive coordinator
1958 Returned to Ohio State as an assistant coach
1963 Hired as the head football coach at Miami (Ohio)
Oct. 5, 1963 Bo wins his first college game as a head coach, defeating Western Michigan, 27-19
1965 Bo named MAC Coach of the Year
1966 Bo named Ohio Coach of the Year and District II Coach of the Year
Dec. 27, 1968 Michigan athletic director Don Canham hires Bo Schembechler on a handshake. "Bo, I'm offering you the job," said Canham. "Good," replied Schembechler.
Sept. 20, 1969 Michigan defeats Vanderbilt, 42-14, in Bo's first game as head coach
Oct. 11, 1969 Michigan downs Purdue, 31-20, in Bo's first Big Ten Conference game
Nov. 22, 1969 Michigan knocks off unbeaten No. 1 Ohio State, 24-12, in Bo's first game against legendary Buckeye coach Woody Hayes
1969 Michigan earns a share of the Big Ten title in Bo's first season
1969 Bo named College Football National Coach of the Year
Jan. 1, 1970 Bo suffers a heart attack the night before the Rose Bowl, keeping him in the hospital during the game
1970 Michigan ends the season ranked 9/8 in the final poll after Bo's first season
1971 Michigan wins its first outright Big Ten Conference title with Bo at the helm
1972 Michigan wins its third Big Ten Conference title under Bo
1972 Inducted into the Miami (Ohio) University Hall of Fame
1973 Michigan wins its fourth Big Ten Conference title after a perfect 10-0-1 season -- the first undefeated season in 25 seasons
Jan. 23, 1973 Bo named Big Ten Coach of the Year in the award's first year of existence
1974 Michigan wins its fifth Big Ten Conference title under Bo
Oct. 4, 1975 Bo earns his 100th Division I-A win -- a 31-7 defeat of Missouri
1976 Michigan wins its sixth Big Ten Conference title under Bo
1976 Bo named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the second time
May 20, 1976 Bo undergoes quadruple heart bypass surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for the first time
1977 Michigan wins its seventh Big Ten Conference title under Bo
1978 Michigan wins its eighth Big Ten Conference title under Bo
1980 "Michigan Replay" begins
1980 Lloyd Carr hired as secondary coach by Bo Schembechler at Michigan
1980 Michigan wins its ninth Big Ten Conference title under Bo
1980 Bo named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the third time
Jan. 1, 1981 Michigan wins its first Rose Bowl with Bo at the helm, defeating Washington, 23-6
Jan. 18, 1981 Bo comes in second place in coach of the year balloting to Georgia coach Vince Dooley
Dec. 31, 1981 Michigan defeats UCLA, 33-14 in the Bluebonnet Bowl
Sept. 14, 1981 Bo appears in a 10-page Sports Illustrated article simply entitled, "Bo".
Jan. 15, 1982 Texas A&M offers Schembechler nearly $3 million for 10 years -- the richest contract in the history of college athletics -- to become the school's football coach and athletic director. Bo turns it down. "Frankly, I've come to the conclusion that there are things more important in this world than money," Schembechler said. "For that reason, I've decided to stay at Michigan."
1982 Michigan wins its 10th Big Ten Conference title under Bo
Jan. 26, 1983 Legendary Alabama head football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant passes away. "I'm shocked and grieved at the loss of 'The Bear'," said Schembechler. "College football lost its greatest coach and friend."
1985 Bo named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the fourth time
Jan. 1, 1986 Michigan beats Nebraska, 27-23, in the Fiesta Bowl
Oct. 4, 1986 Bo picks up his 200th Division I-A win exactly 10 years after earning his 100th career victory. Bo's 200th win is a 34-17 victory over Wisconsin
Nov. 22, 1986 Bo passes Fielding Yost as Michigan's all-time leader in wins, earning his 166th victory with the Wolverines in a 26-24 win over Ohio State.
1986 Michigan earns its highest final ranking under Bo, with the Wolverines ending the season No. 2 in the AP and UPI polls
1986 Michigan wins its 11th Big Ten Conference title under Bo
March 12, 1987 Legendary Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes passes away. Bo had sat next to Woody two days prior at a banquet honoring the former Buckeye coach. "He was a great friend," said Schembechler. "He was such a great man in almost any way you could figure a guy to be a great man."
Nov. 22, 1987 Bo Derek visits Michigan football practice. "She's coming over to eat and then they're leaving," said Schembechler. "I've got some game films to look at."
Dec. 15, 1987 Bo undergoes quadruple heart bypass surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Jan. 2, 1988 Michigan defeats Alabama, 28-24, in the Hall of Fame Bowl
Feb. 29, 1988 Bo declines the offer to become athletic director at the University of Michigan after interim U-M president Robben W. Fleming and the Board of Regents wanted him to step down as head football coach and assume the role of athletic director full time.
April 20, 1988 In a change of heart, University of Michigan interim president Robben W. Fleming announced the appointment of Bo as athletic director, effective July 1, 1988, while Schembechler would remain head football coach indefinitely.
July 1, 1988 Bo Schembechler assumes the role of athletic director at Michigan
July 6, 1988 Michigan announces plans for a new $12 million football training center and athletic administration building. Originally called the Center of Champions, it was renamed Schembechler Hall in 1991.
1988 Michigan wins its 12th Big Ten Conference title under Bo
Jan. 2, 1989 Michigan downs Southern Cal, 22-14, to win the Rose Bowl, Bo's fifth and final bowl win
Jan. 12, 1989 Bo named to the Board of Directors of the Detroit Tigers
April 1, 1989 Bo turns 60
1989 Inducted into the State of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
1989 Michigan wins its 13th and final Big Ten Conference title under Bo
Dec. 13, 1989 Bo Schembechler retires as head football coach at Michigan in a press conference in Crisler Arena, naming offensive coordinator Gary Moeller his successor. He retires as the fifth-winningest coach in Division 1-A history, with 234 victories.
Jan. 1, 1990 Bo coaches in his final game at U-M in the Rose Bowl, a 17-10 loss to Southern Cal
Jan. 18, 1990 Bo visits President George H.W. Bush in the White House. "He was a great lefthanded player," said Schembechler of Bush. "Didn't have a real high leg kick, though..."
May 14, 1990 Bo inducted into the State of Michigan Hall of Fame
Oct. 26, 1990 Bo receives the Alvin N. Foon Memorial Award from the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Dec. 8, 1990 Bo named 12th President of the Detroit Tigers
May 29, 1991 The Center of Champions renamed Schembechler Hall in an official dedication ceremony. "Schembechler Hall is the cornerstone to putting our facilities in place for the 21st century," said former U.S. President and Wolverine Gerald R. Ford.
June 3, 1992 Inducted into the University of Michigan Hall of Honor
1993 Inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame
1993 Inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame
1993 Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
1993 Formed the Millie Schembechler Memorial Foundation to raise money for adrenal cancer research at University of Michigan Hosptial in honor of his wife, Millie, who died a year earlier from cancer
March 19, 1998 Received the Duffy Daugherty Memorial Award, given annually to an individual for lifetime achievement and contributions to intercollegiate football
Nov. 17, 2006 Bo passes away due to heart failure at Detroit Providence Hospital


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