SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The final good-bye for former Syracuse University head football coach Dick MacPherson will be right where he would have wanted it to be — on campus.
Calling hours for MacPherson, who died Tuesday of natural causes at age 86, are scheduled for Thursday evening at Hendricks Chapel. A funeral service will be held Friday afternoon, also at Hendricks Chapel.
MacPherson made his mark with the Orange, resurrecting a declining program and returning it to national prominence after arriving before the 1981 season. He transformed a team that had produced only three winning seasons in a decade into a consistent winner.
By the time he left Syracuse, MacPherson had compiled a 66-46-4 record, departing as the school’s second-winningest coach.