Football Coach

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Erhardt became the eighth honorary member of the Hall of Fame in 1980. He was the head coach of seven Bison football teams that won six North Central Conference championships, completed three undefeated seasons (1968, 1969 and 1970), and won two College Division national crowns (1968 and 1969). Erhardt ended his career as the winningest coach in Bison history with a 61-7-1 record. His ballclubs won three postseason bowl games in four tries. He was the NDSU coach from 1966 to 1972 after serving as an assistant from 1963 to 1965. He was the head coach for the New England Patriots of the NFL in the early 1980s.