Assistant Coach at University of Colorado under Eddie Crowder 1968-1970. Head Coach Washington 1975-1992. He passed away this morning from pancreatic cancer. He will always be the Dawgfather to Husky Nation. It's amazing to view his coaching tree (all under Crowder as well): http://coachingroots.com/football/coaches/don-james/coaching-tree (interesting site BTW) Don James Bob Stull Jim Reid Mike London Dirk Koetter Dan Hawkins Marty Mornhinweg Andy Reid John Harbaugh Ron Rivera Pat Shurmur Leslie Frazier Brad Childress Steve Spagnuolo Tim Billings Skip Hall Chuck Pagano Jim Fleming Jim Zorn Dom Capers Kevin Steele Chris Palmer Tony Sparano Ken Whisenhunt Romeo Crennel Mike London Nick Saban Bobby Williams Josh McDaniels Mark Dantonio Pat Shurmur Mark Dantonio Brad Salem Josh McDaniels Derek Dooley Jimbo Fisher Jimbo Fisher Will Muschamp Charlie Weis Jason Garrett Scott Linehan Jim Haslett Mike Mularkey Jim McElwain Gary Pinkel David Walkosky Jim Lambright Scott Linehan Jim Haslett Jim Mora Vince Tobin Dave McGinnis Jim Fassel Don Lawrence Dom Capers Kevin Steele Chris Palmer Mike London John Bunting Robbie Caldwell Jim Mora Jr Jeff Jagodzinski Dennis Allen Tom Cable Jim Haslett Ron Zook John Bunting Mike McCarthy Mike Riley Keith Gilbertson Tom Cable Pat Fitzgerald Hue Jackson Jim Mora Jr Jeff Jagodzinski Frank Spaziani Dennis Allen Tom Cable Pat Fitzgerald Hue Jackson http://coachingroots.com/football/coaches/eddie-crowder/coaching-tree I found it interesting that Pete Carroll is under Coach Crowder's tree as well, twice removed from Les Steckel. The Dawgfather may not be here anymore, but his presence is still strongly felt in the ranks of college and NFL football. His legacy will still shine on... It's a sad day for college football and Husky Nation.