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Casanova , Leonard
Leonard "Len" Cassanova was born June 12, 1905 in northern California and died September 30, 2002 in Eugene Oregon. By the time his career as Head Football coach at the University of Oregon concluded he was the second-winnigest football coach in University of Oregon history. After a successful Head Coaching career at Santa Clara Cassanova coached the Ducks from 1951 to 1966 and served as Director of Athletics from 1966 to 1970. Even though he was in his 90s he continued to do special fundraising projects for the University of Oregon after his retirement. His combined record at Oregon was 82-73-8. He also coached the Ducks in the 1958 Rose Bowl, 1960 Liberty Bowl and 1963 Sun Bowl. Other honors include President of the Football Coaches Association, 1977 induction to the National Football Hall of Fame, 1980 induction in the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, coached three East-West Shrine games, coached two Hula Bowls and coached one College All-America Game. Each year an Oregon player is awarded the Leonard Casanova Award.