November 17, 2006

Glenn Edward (Bo) Schembechler

November 17, 2006
U of M Football
U of M Football Coach (1969 - 1989)
U of M Athletic Director (1988 - 1990)
College Football Hall of Fame
U of M Athletic Hall of Honor
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers President (1990-1992)

Glen Edward (Bo) Schembechler

University of Michigan Football Coach (1969 – 1989)
University of Michigan Athletic Director (1988 – 1990)
Detroit Tigers President (1990 – 1992)

Bo Schembechler was born in Barberton, Ohio and after graduating from Barberton High School. went on to play football at Miami (OH) under two legendary coaches, Sid Gillman and Woody Hayes. After graduation, Schembechler went on to become an assistant coach at a few schools along with a one-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army.  In 1969, Schembechler was named the 15th head coach at the University of Michigan and would go on to lead the Wolverines for the next 21 seasons. During his first season he would orchestrate perhaps the greatest upset in college football history over his mentor, Woody Hayes and the top ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. During his 21 seasons, Schembechler’s teams won 13 Big Ten championships and played in ten Rose Bowl games.  Schembechler’s teams at the U of M compiled an amazing 194 – 48 – 5 record. After retiring from the coaching ranks, Schembechler served as the University’s Athletic Director from 1988 to 1990 and as President of the Detroit Tigers from 1990 to 1992. Bo Schembechler was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993, the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992, and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. He passed away on November 17, 2006 at 77 years of age.