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Issue Date: September 2013


Why We Love Football: Win Power

With roots in Paul Brown and John Heisman, Northeast Ohio's coaching tree reaches great heights.
Jason Brill
brill@clevelandmagazine.com

Don Shula
The John Carroll University graduate won two Super Bowl titles and the most games (347) in NFL history.

Chuck Noll
The native Clevelander and Browns player won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ara Parseghian
The Akron native played for Paul Brown and coached with Woody Hayes. He guided Notre Dame to two national championships.

Bo Schembechler
Sure, he went from Barberton to Ohio State to Michigan, but where would college football's best rivalry be without him?

Lou Holtz
The Kent State graduate led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a 1988 national championship.

Jim Tressel
The son of Baldwin Wallace coach Lee Tressel, he won four Division I-AA titles at Youngstown State and a BCS National Championship at Ohio State.

Dom Capers
A Mount Union graduate, he's the only person to be the first coach for two NFL expansion teams.

Urban Meyer
A perfect 12-0 as the Buckeyes coach last season, Meyer grew up in Ashtabula and guided the University of Florida to two BCS National Championships.

Les Miles
The Elyria-born Miles has guided the LSU Tigers to one BCS National Championship.

Bob Stoops
Born in Youngstown, Stoops won a BCS National Championship at Oklahoma in 2000. 


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