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John Pont

John Pont (College football.  Born, Canton, OH, Nov. 13, 1927; died, Oxford, OH, July 1, 2008.)  Although he coached Yale football for only two seasons, John Pont left a lasting legacy when he was succeeded by his long-time assistant, Carm Cozza, who became the winningest coach in Yale history.  Pont came from Miami (O.), where […]

Carmen Cozza

Carmen Cozza (College football.  Born, Parma, OH, June 10, 1930.)  As an assistant under John Pont, Carmen Louis Cozza moved from Miami (O.) to Yale in 1963.  When Pont was named head coach at Indiana U., Cozza was appointed as his successor Jan. 29, 1965.  He remained head man for 32 seasons, retiring after the […]

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