Football Coach

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Mudra is the man credited with turning the football fortunes around for North Dakota State. Named the head coach in 1963, he quickly guided the Herd to a 10-1 campaign in 1964 -- just two years after the program had bottomed out with an 0-10 season -- and into their first bowl game. The Bison won that contest, the Mineral Water Bowl, 14-13 over Western State. Then NDSU captured the 1965 national championship with a perfect 11-0 season including a 20-6 win over Grambling College in the Pecan Bowl. Mudra's three-year record at NDSU was a sparkling 24-6-0. His coaching career is legend across the American landscape. Mudra coached for 27 years at eight different universities or professional teams in the capacity of head coach, winning 207 games against 88 losses and four ties.