Temple’s Winningest Coach, Wayne Hardin, Elected To College Football Hall of Fame

The Philly Daily News reports that Wayne Hardin, who compiled a 80-52-3 while coaching the Temple Owls during the 1960s and early 1970s, has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

ESPN adds: “Temple won a school-record 14 straight games from 1973-74 under Hardin, who won the 1974 Kodak District II coach of the year and was inducted into Temple’s Hall of Fame 20 years later. ”

“This is a great day for Temple University,” interim athletic director Kevin Clark said in a statement. “Wayne Hardin is not only a Hall of Fame football coach, but a Hall of Fame person. The entire Temple community is grateful that he has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.”

Hardin is 86. He’ll be formally inducted Dec. 10.