100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 4

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A number of Big Ten Medal of Honor winners went on to become legendary coaches in their respective sports, including Bernie Biermann (Minnesota, 1916), who coached the Gophers to five national championships in football; Fritz Crisler (Chicago, 1922), longtime football coach and director of athletics at Michigan; John Wooden (Purdue, 1932), who led UCLA to a record 10 NCAA basketball titles; Bud Wilkinson (Minnesota, 1937), coach of Oklahoma football teams that won three national titles and compiled a 47-game winning streak; John Kundla (Minnesota, 1939), the first coach of the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers and later coach of the Gophers; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Northwestern, 1986), and Tony Dungy (Minnesota, 1977), the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl while with the Indianapolis Colts.

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