Fry honored by Marines

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 01, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa coaching legend Hayden Fry was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame last weekend, a release from the UI reported Wednesday.

The induction is the second piece of recognition the 82-year-old has garnered this week. On Monday, it was announced that Fry would receive theMarathon Oil Corp. Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fry, a former Marine captain (1952-55), spent 38 years as a head coach at Iowa, Southern Methodist, and North Texas State.

At the helm for the Hawkeyes for 20 years, Fry led the team to 14 bowl appearances, and he is a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year honoree. He has the most wins in Iowa football history, 143.

Fry was a past inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Iowa’s Athletics Hall of Fame, the Baylor Wall of Fame, the Peach and Holiday Bowl Halls of Fame, the Rose Bowl and Sun Bowl Halls of Fame, and the North Texas State University Hall of Fame.

The Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame, established in 2000 by Gen. James L. Jones, held the induction ceremony at Quantico Marine base in Quantico, Va. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of Fry, Ernest Tork, Lt. Col. William McMillian, and 1st Lt. Andrew Lummus Jr.

— by Matt Cozzi

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