Hayden Fry

Hayden Fry, 90, the legendary head coach and athletic director who led the Mean Green football team to winning records in the 1970s, orchestrated a storied victory over Tennessee and created the unforgettable Flying Worm logo, died Dec. 17. Read more about his legacy — including his coaching tenures at Southern Methodist University and the University of Iowa, his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and his inspiration for the lead character in the 1980s TV show “Coach” — in this obituary from UNT athletics.

Hayden Fry, 90, the legendary head coach and athletic director who led the Mean Green football team to winning records in the 1970s, orchestrated a storied victory over Tennessee and created the unforgettable Flying Worm logo, died Dec. 17. Read more about his legacy — including his coaching tenures at Southern Methodist University and the University of Iowa, his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and his inspiration for the lead character in the 1980s TV show “Coach” — in this obituary from UNT athletics.