Monday, October 28, 2013 - Page updated at 03:28 p.m.

Remembering Don James: 1932-2013

Don James, the legendary coach of the University of Washington, died on Oct. 20, 2013. James, who guided the Huskies to the 1991 national championship after a 12-0 season, was 80.

James won six Pac-10 titles and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997. Scroll down as Times sports writers, fellow coaches and former players reflect on the life and coaching career of a Husky great.


Don James celebrates with his team after beating Michigan in the 1992 Rose Bowl to cap an undefeated 12-0 season and claim a share of the 1991 national championship.

Jerry Brewer: Don James always had presence, to the very end | Larry Stone: James defined Husky program

Bud Withers: James was 'The Dawgfather' to the Northwest | Blaine Newnham: A master of strategy

Legendary UW coach Don James dies | Larry Stone: Don James, Frosty Westering reached big time in own ways

Video: Jerry Brewer: Remembering Don James | Archive: 2011 Seattle Times chat | Gallery: Don James: 1932-2013

Reaction from coaches, former players | By the numbers | Timeline | What was Don James' biggest Husky win?

A former sportswriter reflects on James | A player remembers his first season under James

Several thousand honor coach Don James at memorial service | Gallery: Don James memorial

Remembering Don James

Seattle Times sports columnists Jerry Brewer and Larry Stone discuss the legacy of coach Don James.

The Seattle Times' Jerry Brewer talks about what former Washington head football coach Don James meant to the Husky program and to college football.

Seattle Times chat with Don James

Former UW football coach Don James answers questions submitted by Seattle Times readers during a live chat on August 24, 2011.

The news of Don James' death inspired fellow coaches and former players to share stories and memories on Twitter. Here are some staff picks paired with photos.


Don James and his Husky squad appear on 1977 Picture Day at Husky Stadium.


Don James was in the middle of a jubilant locker room following Washington's 1985 Orange Bowl victory over Oklahoma that allowed the Huskies to finish No. 2 in the nation.



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