Bob Reade is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Bob was best known as a American college football player (Cornell College) and coach (Geneseo High School.
Bob Reade
Biographical details
Born (1932-07-22) July 22, 1932 (age 87)
Monticello, Iowa
DiedJuly 5, 2020(2020-07-05) (aged 87)
Playing career
1950sCornell (IA)
Position(s)Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1962–1978Darnall HS (IL)
1979–1994Augustana (IL)
Head coaching record
Overall146–23–1 (college)
146–21–4 (high school)
Tournaments19–7 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4 NCAA Division III (1983–1986)
12 CCIW (1981–1988, 1990–1991, 1993–1994)
Awards
AFCA Division III Coach of the Year (1983–1986)
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1998)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1998 (profile)
Bob Reade (July 22, 1932 – July 5, 2020) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois from 1979 to 1994, compiling a record of 146–23–1. His Augustana Vikings won four consecutive NCAA Division III Football Championships from 1983 and 1986 and were runners-up in 1982. Reade's teams went unbeaten for 60 straight games (59 wins, one tie) between the start of the 1983 season and the second round of the 1987 NCAA Division III playoffs, when Augustana lost to Dayton, 38–36. This remains the record for the longest unbeaten streak in NCAA Division III football history. Reade's teams won or shared 12 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championships and he was named conference Coach of the Year nine times (1981, 1983–1987, 1990, 1993–1994). This award is now named in his honor. Reade was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1998.
Contents
1 Playing career
2 Coaching career
3 Honors
4 Head coaching record
4.1 College
5 References
6 External links
Playing career
Reade played football as a linebacker at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, from which he graduated in 1954.
Coaching career
Reade was the head football coach at J. D. Darnall High School in Geneseo, Illinois from 1962 to 1978, compiling a record of 146–21–4. In 1979, Reade was hired at Augustana College, an NCAA Division III school in Rock Island, Illinois. He retired in 1994 with 146 wins and 11 playoff appearances at Augustana.
Honors
Reade was a recipient of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
Head coaching record
College
Year
Team
Overall
Conference
Standing
Bowl/playoffs
Augustana (Illinois) Vikings (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) (1979–1994)
1979
Augustana
6–3
5–3
T–4th
1980
Augustana
6–3
5–3
T–3rd
1981
Augustana
9–1
8–0
1st
L NCAA Division III First Round
1982
Augustana
11–1
8–0
1st
L NCAA Division III Championship
1983
Augustana
12–0
8–0
1st
W NCAA Division III Championship
1984
Augustana
12–0
8–0
1st
W NCAA Division III Championship
1985
Augustana
13–0
8–0
1st
W NCAA Division III Championship
1986
Augustana
12–0–1
7–0–1
1st
W NCAA Division III Championship
1987
Augustana
10–1
8–0
1st
L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1988
Augustana
10–2
7–1
T–1st
L NCAA Division III Semifinal
1989
Augustana
8–2
7–1
2nd
L NCAA Division III First Round
1990
Augustana
8–2
7–1
T–1st
L NCAA Division III First Round
1991
Augustana
8–1
7–1
1st
1992
Augustana
6–3
6–1
2nd
1993
Augustana
7–2
7–0
1st
1994
Augustana
8–2
6–1
T–1st
L NCAA Division III First Round
Augustana:
146–23–1
112–12–1
Total:
146–23–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth
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