Wayne Hardin, who coached the football team from 1970 to 1982, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.
Hardin put up an 80-52-3 record in his 13 seasons and has the most wins of any coach in program history. He was at the helm when the Owls got their first bowl win, at the Garden State Bowl in 1979, when Temple defeated California.
“This is a great day for Temple University,” Athletic Director Kevin Clark said in a statement in April.. “Wayne Hardin is not only a Hall of Fame football coach, but a Hall of Fame person. The entire Temple community is grateful that he has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.”