[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 1234567[8]910 ]
Subject: Joe Ruetz, 86; Was Athletic Director at Stanford University

Stanford University Hospital
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: January 09, 2003 4:54:47 EDT

Joe Ruetz, 86, former athletic director at Stanford University credited with launching Bill Walsh's career as a head football coach, died Jan. 2 at Stanford Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

One of seven children, Ruetz was born in Wisconsin but grew up in South Bend, Ind. He attended Notre Dame, where he played guard and one season of quarterback on the football team. During World War II, he was a physical education instructor and pilot in the Navy. Later, while studying at the University of Chicago, he played two seasons for the Chicago Rockets of the All America Football Conference.

As part of Chuck Taylor's football coaching staff, Ruetz helped guide Stanford to the 1952 Rose Bowl.

He succeeded Taylor as athletic director in 1972, and is credited with persuading Stanford's president to hold the East-West Shrine Game at the university. The game has since moved to Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco.

Ruetz gave Walsh his first head coaching job in 1977.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-5
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.