Paul Dietzel, LSU coach & athletic director, passes away at 89

paul dietzel – courtesy LSU Athletics

Paul Dietzel (photo provided by LSU Athletics)

Legendary LSU football coach and athletic director Paul Dietzel died Tuesday morning.

Dietzel served as the Tigers head football coach from 1955 through 1961. His tenure included the 1958 national championship.

Dietzel was inducted into the LSU Sports hall of fame in 2010.

He was 89 years old.


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