Gagliardi ties Robinson record

Sunday, November 2, 2003

The AssociatedPress

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- John Gagliardi tied Eddie Robinson as college football's career victory leader Saturday, guiding Division III St. John's to a 15-12 victory over St. Thomas.

Gagliardi, celebrating his 77th birthday, is 408-114-11 in 55 years as a college coach, the last 51 at St. John's. He can break the record next week in St. John's home game against Bethel.

Gagliardi, who has won three national championships, coached at Carroll College in Montana before coming to St. John's in 1953.

Robinson was 408-165-115 at Grambling.

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