Schembechler, Bo

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Bo Schembechler
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Schembechler, Bo Gender: M
Glenn Edward Schembochler, Jr.
born on 1 April 1929 at 17:10 (= 5:10 PM )
Place Barberton, Ohio, 41n01, 81w36
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 11°41' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°28 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 22°37'


American athlete; head coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines and a noted motivational speaker. He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and the National Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Glenn got his nickname when his little sister Marge couldn’t pronounce the word "brother." She called him "Bobo," and this was soon shortened to "Bo." After graduating from high school in 1947, he enrolled at Miami University in Ohio, where he lettered in both football and baseball. In May 1951, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in education and went on to get his Master’s degree from Ohio State in 1952. He spent the next two years in the Army at Camp Rucker, Alabama where he coached football and baseball. From 1955-63, he coached at Bowling Green, Northwestern and Ohio State.

In 1963, Schembechler accepted a position as head coach at Miami. Six years later, he moved on to the University of Michigan where he spent the next 27 years. During his time with Miami and Michigan, he never had a losing season, and at his retirement from collegiate sports in 1990, he was ranked as the most-winning active coach in Division One football history. He worked with the Detroit Tigers from 1990-92 and spent some time with ABC Sports as a football broadcaster.

On 12/31/1969-1/01/1970, he suffered his first heart attack. A second attack on 12/15/1987 resulted in his second quadruple bypass surgery.

Schembechler was married twice. He met and married Millie in 1968, gaining three sons in the process, Chip, Geoffrey and Matthew. In August 1992, Millie died after an eight-month battle with adrenal cancer. On 11/27/1993, he married Cathy Aikens after an eight-month courtship.

On November 17, 2006, the 77-year-old former football coach died of congestive heart failure in Southfield, MI. At the time of his death he was taping a local sports TV show.

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  • Social : End a program of study 1947 (High school)
  • Social : End a program of study May 1951 (B.A. degree)
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  • Social : End a program of study 1952 (Master's degree from Ohio State)
  • Work : New Job 1955 (Coached at Bowling Green, eight years)
  • Work : New Job 1963 (Head coach at Miami)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1968 (First marriage Millie)
  • Work : New Job 1969 (Univ. of Michigan, 27 years)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 31 December 1969 (First heart attack)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 15 December 1987 (Second heart attack)
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  • Work : Prize 1989 (Michigan Sports Hall of Fame)
  • Work : Retired 1990 (From coaching college ball)
  • Work : Gain social status 1990 (Two years coaching with the Detroit Tigers)
  • Death of Mate August 1992 (Millie died of adrenal cancer)
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  • Work : Prize 1993 (National Football Hall of Fame)
  • Relationship : Marriage 27 November 1993 (Second marriage Cathy Aikens)
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  • Death by Heart Attack 17 November 2006 (Congestive heart failure, age 77)
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Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (27 year first marriage)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (First wife died of cancer)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three sons)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Nickname Bo)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Motivational)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Pro baseball and football)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Two Hall of Fames)