Former coach and athletics director set the path for Notre Dame's football excellence 100 years ago
As head coach at Arizona State from 1955-1957, Devine accumulated a
27-3-1 record. From 1958-1970, he guided Missouri to a 93-37-7 mark. Among
his achievements at Missouri were victories in the 1961 Orange Bowl, '63
Bluebonnet Bowl, '66 Sugar Bowl and '69 Gator Bowl. He served as head coach
and general manager of the Green Bay Packers from 1971-1974 before his
arrival at Notre Dame in 1975. His Irish teams won the 1976 Gator Bowl,
'77 Cotton Bowl and '78 Cotton Bowl. The 1977 team captured the national
championship with an 11-1 record. Devine resigned in 1980 and later became
executive director of the Arizona State Sun Angel Foundation in Phoenix.
In 1992, Devine returned to Missouri as athletic director and retired at
the end of the 1993-94 academic year. He was elected into the National
Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1985.