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Former Iowa coach Ray Nagel dies

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Former University of Iowa head football coach Ray Nagel has died at the age of 87.

The University of Iowa says Nagel, who led the Hawkeyes from 1966 through 1970, died Thursday in San Antonio.

Nagel was named Iowa's head coach on December 11, 1965 at the age of 38. He was an assistant at Oklahoma and UCLA and the head coach at Utah for eight seasons before coming to Iowa.

Nagel posted a 16-32-2 record while in Iowa City.

A native of Los Angeles, Nagel earned two degrees from UCLA. He played quarterback for the Bruins from 1947 through 1949. He was a player-coach for the Chicago Cardinals of the NFL in 1953.

After Iowa, Nagel served as the Director of Athletics at Washington State from 1971 to 1976 and Hawaii from 1976 to 1983. He was executive vice-president of the Los Angeles Rams in 1983 before returning to private business in Hawaii. He served as executive director of the Hula Bowl from 1990 to 1995 before retiring.

Funeral services are pending.

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