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Life of Owls' and Hurricanes' legend Howard Schnellenberger celebrated

Boca Raton (CBS12) — You’d be hard pressed to find a head coach in football more loved and respected than Howard Schnellenberger. Those who loved him the most gathered at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton on Friday night to remember the legendary college football head coach, who founded the FAU football team and became the first head coach in Owls football history.
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Howard Schnellenberger honored at FAU ceremony as 'father of football'

BOCA RATON — They came from near and far, from different universities and NFL teams, from family and friends, to honor Howard Schnellenberger Friday night. Among those attending what Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer would declare as "A Celebration of Life Day" were 24 people who spoke in person at the stadium named for the late Schnellenberger on the campus of Florida Atlantic University as well as video tributes from Bob Griese and Joe Namath.
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FAU hosts event to honor Howard Schnellenberger

On Friday, Sept. 10, FAU held an event at the football stadium to honor the life of coach Howard Schnellenberger. Schnellenberger passed away earlier this year on March 27 at the age of 87. “Coach Schnellenberger was truly the father of FAU football,” Vice President and Director of Athletics Brian...

Howard Schnellenberger Celebration of Life event

At 6:00 PM tonight, Florida Atlantic University will honor FAU Football founder and first head coach Howard Schnellenberger in a "Celebration of Life'' ceremony. The event will be held at Howard Schnellenberger Field and will be free to the public. There will be several guest speakers that were connected to Schnellenberger in various ways throughout his career.

Owls to honor Howard Schnellenberger with helmet decal, jersey patch

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Florida Atlantic will honor the late Howard Schnellenberger with a helmet decal and jersey patch during the 2021 season. The team announced Thursday that the Owls will wear the decal and patch as a tribute to FAU's first head coach, who died earlier this year at the age of 87.
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Miami Hurricanes and FAU football coaching great Howard Schnellenberger to be honored at Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic University athletics will be honoring the late Howard Schnellenberger, its inaugural head football coach, throughout the school year. Schnellenberger, who died on March 27, was hired in 1998 to begin a football program at FAU and put a team on the field three years later. He also revived the football programs at Miami and Louisville.

Howard Schnellenberger celebration of life scheduled for Sept. 10

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A celebration of life in honor of the late Howard Schnellenberger will take place next month at Florida Atlantic University. The free public memorial will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at FAU Stadium on the field named in Schnellenberger's honor. Schnellenberger, who died in March...

Coaching great Howard Schnellenberger dies at 87

Howard Schnellenberger, who rose to prominence as the architect of the Miami Hurricanes dynasty in the 1980s, died Saturday at the age of 87, his family announced. No cause of death was given in the statement, which was released through Florida Atlantic University, whose football program he pioneered. “Howard treated...

Neal Brown Reflects on the Passing of Howard Schnellenberger

On Saturday, legendary coach Howard Schnellenberger passed away after recently celebrating his 87th birthday. West Virginia head coach Neal Brown received the news during the second day of the spring practice period and offered his condolences to the family before reflecting on the impact the fellow Kentucky native had on his life.