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Jan. 8, 2020

MSU Athletics Hall of Famer George Perles passes away

Former Michigan State head football coach, athletic director, football player and Board of Trustee member George Perles passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7. He was 85-years-old.

Perles, who was inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007, led the Spartan football program from 1983-94 and guided Michigan State to two Big Ten titles and seven bowl appearances in his 12 seasons.

Perles saw his dream of becoming head coach of the MSU football program come true when he was named to the position on Dec. 3, 1982.

Details of Perles' funeral service are pending.

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