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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Frank Howard In Toupee

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo is of legendary Clemson coach, Frank Howard. In this photo, Howard is having some fun wearing a toupee for the then ACC Commissioner Bob James.

Howard retired from coaching on December 10, 1969, shortly before this picture was taken. Howard had spent 39 years on the Clemson coaching staff, 30 of which as head coach.

Upon Howard’s retirement from coaching, he was named athletic director and he kept this position until February 4, 1971, when he was named assistant to the vice president at the university, the post he held when the mandatory retirement age of 65.

More than likely, this picture was taken at an ACC function to announce Bob James as ACC Commissioner. That announcement took place in late 1970, a time in which Howard was the athletic director at Clemson.

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