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John Pont (1927-2008)


Dimensions: 120% of Life — 81" High
Limited Edition of 1
Location: Cradle of Coaches Plaza, Yager Stadium — Oxford, Ohio

Head coach at Miami University, Yale University, Northwestern University and Indiana University. He was the only Indiana University coach to take a team to the Rose Bowl. Later in his career, Pont was recruited to start a football program at Cincinnati’s College of Mount St. Joseph. He later served as coach and consultant in creating a semi-professional football league in Japan. He was honored as NCAA Division 1-A Coach of the Year in 1967, the year his Hoosiers appeared in the Rose Bowl. He was a member of “The Cradle of Coaches” and the Miami and Indiana Athletic Halls of Fame as well as Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame.

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