A student-trainer for the 1966 National Champions, Joel Maturi '67 went on to a successful career as a high school coach and AD, and then as an influential athletic administrator at Wisconsin, Denver, Miami (O) and Minnesota, and in various roles with the NCAA.
Coached in high school in Green Bay by Curly Lambeau, Jim became one of the Four Horsemen and a national champion at ND in 1924, then a successful coach. His family recently worked with his adopted home of Scranton, PA to honor him.with a monument at the city's Crowley Park.
Mike was a Notre Dame All-American lineman in 1969, then the second player chosen in the 1970 NFL draft, playing the next seven years with the Green Bay Packers. For years, he has traveled far and wide speaking to to school-age kids about the skills needed to make life-affirming choices.
Aaron was a two-time consensus All-American lineman (1992-93) and Lombardi Award winner (1993) at Notre Dame; a Super Bowl Champion with the 1997 Green Bay Packers; and now, the CBS football analyst is ND's latest honoree in the College Football Hall of Fame. Read Eric Hansen's excellent Hall of Fame story below.
For 39 seasons, former TV anchor Mike Collins set the tone for Fighting Irish football as the public address announcer at Notre Dame Stadium, working his final game this Dec. 5.Along the way, he introduced the iconic pre-game introduction: "Here...Come...The Irish." Check out ABC57's great piece on Mike and his final game, below
Serving as defensive coordinator for ND’s 1988 national champions, Barry Alvarez crafted one of the best units in the nation. In 1990, he took his skills to Wisconsin, where he won three Big 10 Championships and three Rose Bowls in a Hall of Fame career. He continues to serve as UW's Athletic Director and an important leader in Big 10 and NCAA athletics.