Legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards honored

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Legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards honored

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on April 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 1:44 PM

BOISE -- At The World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, located on the campus of Boise State, Wednesday night, one former football coach had a big night.

Legendary BYU football coach LaVell Edwards was honored not just for his success on the field, but the role he played off of it as well.

Edwards, who spent 29 seasons with the Cougars will be given the Nell and John Wooden Coaching Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations from the world of amateur and professional athletics who, through their humanitarian efforts, distinguish themselves as role models in the community.

As the 9th overall recipient of the award, the list of names that have recieved this honor is quite impressive, with Coach Wooden and his wife the first recipients, Pacific Lutheran University's Frosty Westering is on the list along with Georgia's Vince Dooley, as well as Boise State legend Lyle Smith and current Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few, just to name a few.

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