Brown University is saddened by the loss of former Bears' head football coach Len Jardine, who passed away on October 15, 2010 in Chicago Ill.
A native of Chicago, Jardine coached the Brown football team from 1967-1972.
Jardine was an outstanding student and football player during his undergraduate days at Purdue. He was the MVP on the 1959 Purdue squad and was named All-American and All-Big Ten. He was the captain of the Blue squad in the Blue-Gray All-Star game.
He would later go on to be an assistant coach at Purdue under Jack Mollenkopf from 1964 to 1966. After Purdue went to the Rose Bowl at the end of the 1966 season, Jardine was hired by Brown University to replace coach John McLaughry.
His wife, Marianne Brown Jardine, age 72, recently preceded him in death on September 21, 2010. The Jardines were the parents of four children: Leonard Jardin, Jr., Nancy (Jardine) Bolton, Elizabeth Jardine, and Thomas M. Jardine '88 (Purchase, New York).
Photo: Len Jardine being carried off the field following a victory over Penn.