Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94

FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, former Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian makes his way to an interview area during the Kelly Cares Foundation Golf Invitational at Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, Mich. Parseghian died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at his home in Granger, Ind. He was 94. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ara Parseghian, who took over a foundering Notre Dame football program and restored it to glory with two national championships in 11 seasons, has died. He was 94.

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins announced in a statement that Parseghian died at home at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Parseghian had recently returned to his home in Granger, Indiana, after spending more than a week in a nursing care facility in South Bend, Indiana. He was treated for an infection in his surgically repaired hip.

Parseghian and the Irish won titles in 1966 and 1973, but he abruptly retired after the 1974 season at age 51 with a record of 95-17-4.

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