Former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, who died Thursday, was honored by the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in Boise in 2012. He was given the Nell and John Wooden Coaching Achievement Award. Above, during the awards ceremony on the Boise State campus with his wife, Patti, and former BYU player and college football anaylyst Trevor Matich. The guest list for that night also included BYU All-American quarterback Gifford Nielsen, former BYU assistant and Idaho State and Oregon State head coach Dave Kragthorpe, former BYU basketball coaches Frank Arnold and Glenn Potter, BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe, and former Boise State football coach Chris Petersen. “It means a great deal,’’ Edwards said at the time. “We were very, very surprised and very, very honored.’’
Former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, who died Thursday, was honored by the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in Boise in 2012. He was given the Nell and John Wooden Coaching Achievement Award. Above, during the awards ceremony on the Boise State campus with his wife, Patti, and former BYU player and college football anaylyst Trevor Matich. The guest list for that night also included BYU All-American quarterback Gifford Nielsen, former BYU assistant and Idaho State and Oregon State head coach Dave Kragthorpe, former BYU basketball coaches Frank Arnold and Glenn Potter, BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe, and former Boise State football coach Chris Petersen. “It means a great deal,’’ Edwards said at the time. “We were very, very surprised and very, very honored.’’ Katherine Jones Statesman file photo
Former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, who died Thursday, was honored by the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in Boise in 2012. He was given the Nell and John Wooden Coaching Achievement Award. Above, during the awards ceremony on the Boise State campus with his wife, Patti, and former BYU player and college football anaylyst Trevor Matich. The guest list for that night also included BYU All-American quarterback Gifford Nielsen, former BYU assistant and Idaho State and Oregon State head coach Dave Kragthorpe, former BYU basketball coaches Frank Arnold and Glenn Potter, BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe, and former Boise State football coach Chris Petersen. “It means a great deal,’’ Edwards said at the time. “We were very, very surprised and very, very honored.’’ Katherine Jones Statesman file photo

LaVell Edwards, who turned BYU football into a national power, dies at age 86

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