SOUTH BEND – A former assistant to legendary Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian has died. Tom Pagna was 77.
The university says Pagna died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. It didn't give the cause of death.
Pagna was an offensive coach for the Fighting Irish for all 11 seasons Parseghian coached there. In the years 1964-74, Notre Dame had a record of 95-17-4 and national championships in 1966 and 1973.
Pagna was a Cleveland native and played halfback for Parseghian at Miami of Ohio. Pagna played for the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns, then joined Parseghian as an assistant at Northwestern.
In 2008, Pagna was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.