Hillsdale College Press Release
Memorial service for Frank “Muddy” Waters scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. Hillsdale, Mich. — A memorial service for former Hillsdale College football coach Frank “Muddy” Waters will be held on campus on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. inside the Jesse Philips Arena. Waters passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Saginaw, Mich. He was the head football coach at Hillsdale College from 1954-1973, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 11, 2000. Waters is the all-time winningest coach in Hillsdale’s 115-year football history, winning 138 games during his career. His coaching accomplishments include seven straight MIAA titles, spanning from 1954-1960, and a 34-game winning streak, that spanned parts of four seasons. He was the NAIA Coach of the Year in 1957, and was part of the inaugural class inducted into the Hillsdale College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. The football stadium at Hillsdale College was named for Waters in the early 1970s. The memorial service will be open to the public. Jesse Philips Arena is located inside the George Roche Sports Complex, located at 201 Oak Street in Hillsdale.