Former Michigan football coach Gary Moeller has died at the age of 81

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Gary Moeller won or shared a Big Ten title in his first three seasons as Michigan head coach.

Gary Moeller, the head soccer coach who led Michigan to Big Ten titles in his first three seasons in the early 1990s and later briefly coached the Detroit Lions, died Monday, the university confirmed.

Details are not known. Moeller was 81.

Gary Moeller won or shared a Big Ten title in his first three seasons as Michigan head coach.

Moeller was Michigan head coach from 1990-1994 and led the Wolverines to at least part of the conference title three times, earning Big Ten Coach of the Year honors in 1991 and 1992.

Moeller led the Wolverines to five bowl appearances and won four. Michigan won 19 straight conference games under Moeller’s watch, a Big Ten record at the time that stood until 2007.

Current Michigan soccer coach Jim Harbaugh played under Moeller from 1983 to 1986, when Moeller was defensive coordinator.

“The football world has lost a great man in Gary Moeller. Coach Moeller cared about his players and his teams and devoted himself to the University of Michigan. He brought a lot to the game of football, excelling as both an offensive and defensive coordinator and a head coach in the collegiate and NFL ranks,” Harbaugh said in a statement.

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