Frank Kush, the fearsome coach who transformed Arizona State from a backwater football program into a powerhouse, has died. He was 88.
Arizona State confirmed the death on Thursday.
“Coach Kush built ASU into a national football power,” ASU President Michael M. Crow said in a statement. “He taught us how to make football work, and he put ASU on the map long before it was a full-scale university. Throughout his life he maintained his strong connection to ASU, working with coaches and devoting time to the football program.
“By growing ASU football he helped us build the whole university into what it is today. He will be sorely missed.”
Kush compiled a 176-54-1...