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FAU names stadium field after Howard Schnellenberger

FAU names stadium field after Howard Schnellenberger Photo: Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press

Florida Atlantic has named the field at its football stadium after former coach Howard Schnellenberger, the school announced Wednesday

The field will be named Howard Schnellenberger Field after school trustees approved the field name. 

Schnellenberger coached FAU for eight seasons, leading the program to two bowl victories and one conference championship. He retired after the 2011 season with 41 victories at the school. 

“I am humbled beyond belief that the University would bestow this great honor on the Schnellenberger family, and me personally," said Schnellenberger. "This is probably the highlight of my coaching career.”

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Schnellenberger also coached Louisville, Oklahoma, and Miami, leading the Hurricanes to their first national title in 1983. He finished with a 141-133-3 record in 27 seasons as a head coach.

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