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Kent State football Coach Dick Scesniak collapsed...

Kent State football Coach Dick Scesniak collapsed while exercising at the university and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Scesniak, 45, was head football coach at the Mid-American Conference school for three seasons, and his teams posted an 8-25 record in that span.

University officials said Scesniak collapsed while exercising at Dix Stadium, Kent State’s home field, and was taken by paramedics to Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.

Scesniak took on the Kent State job after serving as offensive line coach at the University of Wisconsin.

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In 1979, Scesniak joined the National Football League’s New York Giants as offensive line coach.

He played college football at Iowa State from 1960 to 1962, winning three varsity letters as an offensive guard.


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