IOWA CITY, Iowa — In remembrance of legendary University of Iowa head football coach Hayden Fry, his former assistant coaches, players, state of Iowa icons, and many more showed their support via social media.
For more content honoring Fry, please check out the Hayden Fry website.
Rest in peace Coach Hayden Fry. You will be forever missed.
Coach Fry passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17. He was 90 years old. pic.twitter.com/USN66D7Pfu
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 18, 2019
A great leader. A legendary coach. A better man.
You left a lasting legacy, not only at Iowa but across college football and beyond.
RIP Coach Hayden Fry pic.twitter.com/fKnapC6w4I
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 18, 2019
— Hawkeye Legacy (@LegacyHawks) December 18, 2019
A special Marine passed tonight. A tear from the Tiger Hawk. RIP Hayden. pic.twitter.com/fpx0vRii6B
— Gary Dolphin (@GaryDolphin) December 18, 2019
Hayden Fry changed my life. He changed everything. A crazy confident but magical Texan who strutted into Iowa City when we were at our lowest & said I’m going to make you great. Let’s have some fun! Hayden Fry made us long suffering Iowa Hawkeyes great & fun. RIP my friend #Iowa
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) December 18, 2019
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) December 18, 2019
Rise in Joy, Coach. Thanks for bringing the tiger hawk to life. https://t.co/Dx048pqISK
— sheri salata (@SheriSalata) December 18, 2019
“I truly love the University of Iowa, I truly love the state of Iowa, and I’ll always be a Hawk.”
Here’s a clip from the late Hayden Fry’s retirement press conference. pic.twitter.com/DLgDJlpNxu
— Iowa On BTN (@IowaOnBTN) December 18, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my coach and mentor, Hayden Fry. He had a profound effect on the Stoops family, helping Bob, Mike and me grow as young men and then influence us in our coaching careers. Heartfelt sympathies go out to Coach Fry’s family and friends.
— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) December 18, 2019
Hayden Fry was an icon. He touched the hearts of all he coached. His impact on my family and me will always be cherished. We are all saddened by this news but forever grateful for his contributions to college football. I am so fortunate to have played & coached for him. ❤️🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ccOLETm048
— Mike Stoops (@Mike_Stoops41) December 18, 2019
Rest In Peace Coach Fry and thank you for what you meant to college football. I was fortunate to get to spend some time with him last fall. pic.twitter.com/92eyiTJ5d2
— Sonny Dykes (@CoachDykesSMU) December 18, 2019
Today I lost my Coach. Passing at the age of 90, Hayden Fry changed my life. Much of what I have accomplished in life is because what he saw in me, that young kid from Madison Wisconsin. I keep his picture in my locker. I am so grateful he was my coach. Rest In Peace Coach. pic.twitter.com/PgYW7o9WJ8
— Jay Norvell (@CoachJayNorvell) December 18, 2019
This man gave me an opportunity to walk on and join the Hawkeye Family. He gave me a scholarship, my first coaching job, and the coaching DNA for life. I love you Coach Fry. #Hawkeyes #MyCoach pic.twitter.com/3niQ53q04Y
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) December 18, 2019
Can’t help but think of Coach Hayden Fry on National Signing Day. Almost 24 years ago today I accepted his offer to be a Hawkeye, which changed my life forever. I am eternally grateful he took a chance on a small town kid from Alvord, Iowa. Rest In Peace, Coach. #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/bqliOqHQrp
— LeVar Woods (@LeVarWoods) December 18, 2019
Sad to hear of the passing of Coach Hayden Fry. Thoughts & prayers to the Fry Family and the Iowa Hawkeye Community. What an incredible impact he made and legacy he built! He will be missed. RIP Coach.
— Chris Doyle (@coach_Doyle) December 18, 2019
Heaven is having a High Porch Picnic tonight. Coach Fry changed all of our lives forever. I love you Coach-RIP https://t.co/CQLfUTTrVC
— Chuck Long (@ChuckLongIowa) December 18, 2019
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) December 18, 2019
— Merton Hanks (@MertonHanks36) December 18, 2019
— BRAD BANKS (@BRADBANKS7) December 18, 2019
He gave me a chance to walk on at Iowa Football, he bestowed a nickname for me “Repeat” I love you coach Fry, thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime & for taking great care of this Island boy in Iowa City!! RIP Coach I will never 4get you! Pray🙏for his whole family! pic.twitter.com/j8J9cHdSnC
— Eppy Epenesa (@EEpenesa) December 18, 2019
Amazing Coach w/great integrity! In my NJ living room, in front of my parents, he made a PROMISE to this NJ kid to allow me to play baseball & football at Iowa & kept his word! We trusted him & his word! He never waivered!
Allowed me to achieve my dreams! Love u Coach, RIP!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XYUX6OTuqD
— Danan Hughes (@dahughesguy83) December 18, 2019
— Anthony Herron (@BigAntHerron) December 18, 2019
RIP Coach Fry. A beloved figure in the state of Iowa. An innovator for the game of football. Hall of Fame member. A true Texan. Some great memories of Coach growing up. What a man. Thank you for giving us the Tiger Hawk! pic.twitter.com/0P0NlLz0HY
— Kyle Bowlsby (@kbowlsby) December 18, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Iowa Hawkeyes’ family over the passing of a legendary coach and even greater man, Coach Hayden Fry. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/QhkJFDJysv
— SDCCU Holiday Bowl (@HolidayBowl) December 18, 2019
— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) December 18, 2019
RIP Coach Fry…thanks for bringing so much joy to our state and for inspiring so many to become their personal best. Will never forget you teaching our hoops team how to properly do the Hokey Pokey at the next practice after we beat Kansas! #fryowa #theheadhawk #legendary https://t.co/AzqKv8DguM
— Ryan Luehrsmann (@RyanLuehrsmann) December 18, 2019
This man sold a dream to my dad to play at Iowa, ended up changing the tide of the football program, and gave the chance for my father to meet my mom at Iowa. Without him, us four Bohannon brothers may not be here today. Crazy to think about! Thank you coach for changing my fam!! https://t.co/xkAjhKLLUQ
— Jordan Bohannon (@JordanBo_3) December 18, 2019
Just opened Twitter to so many kind responses from Hawkeye fans. Glad you feel like we did justice to Coach Fry’s legacy. That’s why @BigTenNetwork is here – we strive to understand our schools better than anyone and to be the place you turn for coverage. Thanks for watching. https://t.co/KEqKiS3SmT
— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) December 18, 2019
Authentic Football legends lead beyond the white lines of a football field. Their influence is seen and felt behind society’s lines of scrimmage! Hayden Fry Intergrated the Southwest Conference when he signed SMU’s Jerry Levias. I wore #23 as a pro as a result of his influence. pic.twitter.com/S9rpJcVcim
— Spencer Tillman (@SpenceTillman) December 18, 2019