CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Longtime Champaign high school football coach Tom Stewart has died at age 86.
Funeral director Dawn Schweighart at Morgan Memorial funeral home in Savoy confirms Stewart died Sunday.
The News-Gazette in Champaign reports (http://bit.ly/GPAwPh ) that Stewart retired from Champaign Central High School in 1983 with a record of 199-74-10. He was at the time the state's winningest active high school football coach.
Stewart also played college football at Illinois in the late 1940s and was a member of the 1947 Rose Bowl team.
Jeff Trigger was both a player for Stewart and later an assistant coach. He called Stewart a great role model
Stewart was a native of Gary, Ind.
Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com