Throwback Thursday: LaVell Edwards Coaching Tree

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Lavell Edwards first coaching staff – 1972

This week’s Throwback Thursday piece recognizes the foundation of BYU football’s storied success that often goes unnoticed.  Legendary BYU football head coach LaVell Edwards established a legacy at BYU not necessarily by his coaching talents alone, but by his ability to find and hire the right personnel to run his program as he directed it.  One of the reasons LaVell was so successful was his humble method of delegating appropriate responsibility to mastermind coaches, and simply getting out of the way and letting them go to work.  While many fans and critics can look back and assume that BYU’s football success came as a result of the legendary quarterbacks and players, the bottom line is simple: coaching wins championships.  LaVell Edwards developed an unprecedented coaching tree during his 29 years at BYU.  I would like to take a moment to recognize a list of ten of the most successful coaches ever associated at BYU during the LaVell Edwards era.