Former University of Nebraska at Kearney Athletics Director and football coach Al Zikmund has died.
He was 95.
Zikmund died Monday morning at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Zikmund served as Kearney State College football coach from 1955 to 1971. He became Athletics Director in 1971 and served until 1987, when he retired.
Zikmund held a record of 121-31-3 during his tenure as football coach which included undefeated seasons in 1956, 1958, and 1967. His teams won 11 conference titles. The 1963 team played in the NAIA playoffs.
Zikmund played football at the University of Nebraska from 1939-43. He is a member of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame and Helms
Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame. Zikmund was a member of the 1941 Rose Bowl team. He remains the youngest player in Rose Bowl history to catch a touchdown pass.
In June, he was placed on the ballot for entry in 2018 to the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame.
Zikmund grew up in Ord. He served in the Navy. Zikmund coach at Alliance High School and Grand Island High School before coaching at Kearney State College.
Funeral arrangements are pending.