Paul Dietzel timeline

Sept. 5, 1924-Born in Fremont, Ohio

May 1942-Graduates from Mansfield (Ohio) HS

September 1942-Enrolls at Duke University

1944-Joins Army Air Corps

Sept. 25, 1944-Marries the former Anne Wilson in Smyrna, Ohio

May 25, 1945-Pilots the first of 12 B-29 missions over Japan

1946-Enrolls at Miami of Ohio

1947-Earns All-American honors as a center

1948-Becomes an assistant coach at Army

1949-Becomes an assistant coach at Cincinnati

1951-Becomes an assistant to Paul “Bear” Bryant at Kentucky

1953-Returns to Army as an assistant coach

1955-Named head coach at LSU

1958-Leads LSU to an 11-0 record and the school’s first official national championship; earns national coach of the year honors

1959-Coaches Billy Cannon to the Heisman Trophy

1961-Leads LSU to SEC championship

Jan. 1, 1962-Coaches his final game at LSU, a 25-7 Orange Bowl victory over Colorado; finishes with a 46-24-3 record

1962-Becomes head coach at Army

1966-Leaves Army with a 21-18-1 record to become head coach and athletic director at South Carolina

Sept. 17, 1966-Coaches first game at South Carolina, a 28-12 loss at LSU

1969-Leads South Carolina to ACC championship, school’s only conference football title

1974-Retires from coaching with a 42-53-1 record at South Carolina, finishes with 109-95-5 career record

1975-Becomes commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference

1975-Becomes athletic director at Indiana

1978-Returns to LSU as athletic director

1982-Reassigned under pressure as athletic director, steps down

1983-Begins two-year stint at Samford as vice president of athletics to initiate school’s athletic program

2008-Publishes his memoirs, “Call Me Coach, A Life in College Football”

Sept. 24, 2013-Dies at age 89 in Baton Rouge.