Nevada Football Star, Coach, AD Dick Trachock Dies At Age 94
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Dick Trachok, whose athletic career at the University of Nevada, Reno spanned parts of nine decades as a star running back, coach and athletic director, has died.
His son says Trachock died Sunday at his daughter's Reno home at the age of 94 The U.S. Army Air Corps veteran starred on teams that went 25-6 from 1946-48 and played in the school's first two bowl games _ the 1948 Salad Bowl and 1949 Harbor Bowl.
He was coach from 1959-68 and athletic director from 1969-86. Since then, he had served as athletic director emeritus and kept an office on campus, attending sporting events through last year.