Legendary St. John's football coach John Gagliardi has passes away at 91

MINNEAPOLIS (KARE) -- Legendary St. John's football coach John Gagliardi has passed away at the age of 91, his family announced on Facebook Sunday morning.

Gagliardi coached for 60 seasons at St. John's University.

He retired after the 2012 season with 489 career victories, more than any other coach in college football.

"I offer my deepest condolences to John's wife, Peggy, his family and friends and the thousands of Saint John's alumni who played for him," St. John's President Michael Hemesath said in a news release Sunday."

"John honestly believed every one of his players were wonderful and he spoke often about how proud he was of them all," Gagliardi's daughter Gina wrote in the Facebook post Sunday. "Not just how well they played football, but the things that mattered most to John: being hard working, successful, good men. When asked if he ever had a player he didn't like, he'd say, 'No, for some reason St John's only draws great guys. They were great kids, all of them. From great families. I was lucky to be around them every day. They made me look good.'"