1963 AP Wire Photo Signed by Ara Parseghian, Part of Notre Dame’s Coaching “Holy Trinity.
Lot 262. 1963 AP Wire Photo Signed by Ara Parseghian, Part of Notre Dame’s Coaching “Holy Trinity. The 8” x 9.75” b&w photo shows Parseghian on Dec. 14 after being selected to succeed Frank Leahy as Notre Dame’s coach. Beginning in 1956, Parseghian had coached Northwestern. At Notre Dame from 1964-74, he led the Fighting Irish to national championships in 1966 and 1973. All of his Notre Dame teams finished in the AP top 20, and all but two were top-10 caliber. He was installed in the College Hall of Fame in 1980. Parseghian’s autograph is bold and nm-m 8 with a very slight smudge on the “A” in his first name. Kevin Keating authenticated the signature. The photo is ex+. With Leahy and Knute Rockne, Parseghian is regarded as part of the “Holy Trinity” of Fighting Irish head coaches. He died in 2017 at the age of 94. Winning Bid $15.