Sep 27, 2017
Susquehanna University will honor one of its most successful football graduates as former lineman and long-time NFL assistant coach Bill Muir '65 will be honored at halftime of the home football game against Dickinson College Saturday afternoon at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in Selinsgrove. Game time is set for 1 p.m. with the halftime ceremony at approximately 2 p.m.
Muir was a standout on the offensive and defensive line for Susquehanna for two seasons after moving to Pennsylvania after a pair of seasons at Tulsa University. He earned All-Conference honors in each of his two seasons.
He graduated from Susquehanna and immediately started a coaching career that would last nearly 50 years and reach the pinnical of football success with a Super Bowl championship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003.
At Susquehanna, he coached with James Garrett after graduation working with the linemen before moving on to Delaware Valley in 1966 and coached with the Aggies for two seasons. In those two years, Delaware Valley had a defense that was ranked No. 10 in 1966 and No. 2 in the nation in 1967.
The legendary coach that was inducted into the Susquehanna Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990 and in 2016 was enshrined in the Pennsylvania Football Hall of Fame, was an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island, Southern Methodist University and Idaho State before embarking on a 34-year career as a NFL assistant coach.
He had coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianaplois Colts, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay when the Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII.
He and his wife Barbara have two children, Keelan and Brady, and also have five grandchildren.