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In his 63rd season of coaching college football in 2011, John Gagliardi has walked the sidelines as the St. John's head football coach since 1953.

Tom Wallace, Star Tribune file

Gagliardi to return for 60th season coaching St. John's

  • November 17, 2011 - 6:39 AM

St. John's coach John Gagliardi -- college football's winningest coach with 484 victories -- has decided to return for his 60th season directing the Johnnies. St. John's finished 6-4 thanks to a season-ending four-game winning streak that helped convince Gagliardi to return. It will be his 64th season as a college head coach overall.

"For awhile there, I thought maybe I had lost it," Gagliardi told Frank Rajkowski of the St. Cloud Times. "But we came back and started playing good football. That helped a lot."

He added that he didn't know what he'd do with his time if he gave up coaching.

"I don't know anything else," said Gagliardi, 85. "What else should I be doing? Am I going to take a trip to Italy or go climbing the Himalayas? I don't want to do any of those things. There are days I don't even like going into St. Cloud."

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