Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Pat Dye

Pat Dye

Details

  • Position: Coach
  • School: East Carolina, Wyoming, Auburn
  • Years: 1974-1992
  • Inducted: 2005
  • Place of Birth: Augusta, GA
  • Date of Birth: Nov 06, 1939

Member Biography

Pat Dye's career began with success at East Carolina and peaked at Auburn University, where he led the Tigers to their first SEC title in 26 years. In six years at East Carolina, his teams never won fewer than seven games in a season. Following one year at Wyoming, Dye found a home at Auburn. Prior to his arrival, Auburn had won only one SEC title in 48 years. During Dye�s 12 seasons, the Tigers captured four SEC titles, including three straight from 1987-89. Named National Coach of the Year in 1983, he is one of only seven coaches in history to have coached a winner of the Heisman, Outland and Lombardi trophies. Dye coached the Tigers to six bowl victories in nine appearances and owns a career winning percentage of .707. He currently resides in Notasulga, Alabama.