Paul William "Bear" Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football player and coach. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest college football coaches of all time, and best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team .
Interesting Facts. Bear Bryant received 1 1/2 votes for the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's 1968 national convention in Chicago. Bear Bryant died one month after coaching his...
Bear Bryant, (born September 11, 1913, Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.—died January 26, 1983, Tuscaloosa, Alabama), American college football coach who set a record (later broken) for more games won than any other collegiate coach, with the majority of the victories coming during his tenure (1958–82) at the University of Alabama.
1981 — Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant becomes the winningest coach in college football history when the Rolling Tide beats Auburn 28-17 in the Iron Bowl. It’s Bryant’s 315th career victory, surpassing Amos Alonzo Stagg for most wins.
Bear Bryant. Career Record: 38 Years, 323-85-17, .780 Win% (at major schools) Bowl Record: 29 Games, 15-12-2, .552 Win% (at major schools) College Football Coaches. Bear Bryant Overview.
At 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, 1983, legendary Crimson Tide football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant died at Druid City Medical Center in Tuscaloosa after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest. He was 69.
Jan. 26, 1983 – Bryant passes away at Druid City Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 69. The Alabama football coaching legend died Jan. 26, 1983, just 28 days after coaching his last...