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Ara Parseghian Biography
Ara Parseghian was born May 21, 1923 and is a former American football player and coach of Armenian descent. He served as the head football coach at Miami University (19511955), Northwestern University (19561963), and the University of Notre Dame (19641974), compiling a career college football record of 170586. During his 11 seasons as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, known popularly as the Era of Ara, Parseghian tallied a mark of 95174 record for a .836 winning percentage. His teams of 1966 and 1973 won national titles. Parseghian was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1980.
Parseghian founded the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation which is seeking a cure for Niemann-Pick disease Type C (NP-C), a genetic, pediatric, neurodegenerative disorder responsible for the build-up of cholesterol in cells, resulting in eventual damage to the nervous system. Three of his grandchildren, Michael, Marcia, and Christa Parseghian, died from this disease. He is also active in the cause to find a cure for multiple sclerosis; his daughter, Karan, was diagnosed with the disease. He is portrayed by his late friend Jason Miller in the film Rudy.
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