March 18, 1975

Clarence Lester (Biggie) Munn

March 18, 1975
MSU Football
Coach (1947 - 1953)
1x National Champion
College Football Hall of Fame
MSU Athletics Hall of Fame
MSU Athletic Director (1953 - 1971)

Clarence Lester “Biggie” Munn

Michigan State Football Coach (1947 – 1953)
Michigan State Athletic Director (1954 – 1971)

Biggie Munn was born in Grow Township, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota where he was a member of the football and track teams. He played guard and fullback for the Golden Gophers and was twice named all-conference. In his senior season he was a captain of both the football and track teams, earning All-American honors in football and winning Big Ten MVP honors. He went on to coach football at Albright College for two seasons before following his mentor Fritz Crisler to the University of Michigan as an assistant coach for eight years. After a season coaching at Syracuse, Munn finished off his coaching career with seven seasons at Michigan State. Munn compiled a 54 – 9 – 2 record with two undefeated seasons, one Rose Bowl win, one conference and two national championships at Michigan State. After his coaching career, Munn became the Athletic Director from 1954 - 1971. Biggie Munn was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969, was inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1961. He passed away on March 18, 1975 at 66 years of age.