the Gridiron - The Life and Times of Woody Hayes chronicles
Hayes' rise from high school coach in a small Ohio town to college
football dominance as the head coach of the Ohio State University
Buckeyes. Hayes' Ohio State teams won 5 National Titles and 4
Rose Bowls and he was twice elected Coach of the Year.
This first ever public television documentary on Woody Hayes also
looks at the times that shaped the man, from WWII through the
Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement. Never shy with an opinion,
Woody Hayes was deeply political and never compromised his beliefs,
no matter how unpopular. Through it all, Woody Hayes remains one
of the most controversial sports figures in American history.
Loved, hated, revered, despised...but always a winner.
Program funding provided by:
John H. McConnell
The Columbus Dispatch
Franklin Foundation, Inc.
The W.W. Williams Co.
Cole Publishing, Inc.
Karen and Megan Wright
Presented by WOSU-TV
Beyond the Gridiron - The Life and Times of Woody Hayes
is a production of Crouse
Entertainment Group and The
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