Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye will speak at Biloxi Yacht Club on Thursday

jkjones@sunherald.com Twitter:July 9, 2014 

Mike Haskey/MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERSFormer Auburn University head football coach Pat Dye will speak at the Biloxi Yacht Club on Thursday night.

MIKE HASKEY

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye will be the keynote speaker on Thursday night at the Auburn Club's annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Meeting at the Biloxi Yacht Club.

The event will have a social and dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the program with Dye speaking at 7 p.m. The Annual meeting will also have a silent auction benefitting the Mississippi Gulf Coast Auburn Club's Scholarship Fund.

Jason Musselman, president of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Auburn Club, said the $40 seats for adults and the $20 seats for children ages 12-under will be available at the door.

Dye coached at Auburn from 1981 to 1992, winning four SEC Championships (1983, 1987-89) and posting a 99-39 mark in that stretch. He also coached running back Bo Jackson, who won the 1985 Heisman Trophy.

Dye's coaching tenure at Auburn had two other milestones. During his second year as Auburn's coach in 1982, the Tigers beat Alabama 23-22 in coach Bear Bryant's last Iron Bowl. In 1989, Auburn defeated Alabama 30-20 in the first Iron Bowl played at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The Blythe, Ga. native was an All-American defensive end/linebacker at Georgia in 1959.

Dye, 74, also coached at East Carolina (1974-79) and Wyoming (1980), compiling an overall 153-62-5 record. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2005.

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