Former Centre football coach, AD Joe McDaniel passes

DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Former Centre College football coach and athletics director Joe McDaniel has passed away. He was 85.

McDaniel was head coach at Centre from 1980-97, retiring as the school’s all-time wins leader, with a record of 101-63-3.

His career record of 166-122-5 ranks seventh among Div. III coaches at the time of his retirement.

"Coach McDaniel was a kind and caring coach," current Centre AD Brad Fields said. "He loved his student-athletes and he loved Centre. His impact on countless young lives, and on this institution, cannot be measured.

McDaniel served as athletics director from 1998-2002.

McDaniel was inducted into the Centre Hall of Fame in 2002. The school’s stadium was named Joe McDaniel Field in 2011.



 
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