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60 Years Enough for Division III Coach

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John Gagliardi accumulated more victories than anyone who has ever coached college football, before retiring Monday after 60 years leading the St. John's University program. So it's not surprising that the man leading the search for his successor would like to find someone just like the legendary coach.

And not just for his ability to win games. Joe Mucha, a retired General Mills executive who played on Gagliardi's first two national championship teams, said the coach's influence went far beyond the field, preparing generations of players for life outside of football.

"I can tell you that I built my career modeled after the things I learned from John -- the way he prepped for a game, the way he made you believe in yourself," Mucha said. "Very few...

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