Former Purdue coach Joe Tiller passes away

Joe Tiller passed away Saturday. The former Purdue coach was 74.

Late Saturday morning, the Boilermakers’ Twitter account announced the news in a tweet that said, “We are saddened to report that Joe Tiller has passed away in Buffalo, Wyoming. Condolences to Arnette, Julie, Renee and Mike. RIP.”

Tiller, who coached Purdue from 1997 to 2008, was 87-62 with the Boilermakers. He led Purdue to a Rose Bowl appearance during the 2000 season. He also guided the Boilermakers to eight consecutive bowl appearances from 1997 to 2004. In addition to his time at Purdue, Tiller went 39-30-1 as Wyoming’s coach from 1991 to 1996.

Tiller also spent time as an assistant coach with Montana State, Washington State and the Calgary Stampeders.

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