NIU football: Former coach Mallory dead at 82By DAILY CHRONICLEEmailFollowMay 25, 2018 Former Northern Illinois coach Bill Mallory died Friday, his son Curt Mallory announced on Twitter. Bill Mallory was 83. [NIU Media Services]Mallory coached the Huskies for four seasons from 1980 to 1983, leading them to a 10-2 record and a Mid-American Conference title, the first in program history, in his final season. They won the California Bowl that year as well, the team’s first major bowl appearance. “Today I lost a coach, a mentor, and a friend!” NIU coach Rod Carey said Friday on Twitter. “Love and miss you already Coach!” [TOM RUSSO]NIU athletic director Sean Frazier also passed along his condolences to the Mallory family. “Bill will never be forgotten for his contributions to NIU & to the men & women he led!” Frazier said. “We are better people to have known Coach Bill Mallory!” [JOE RAYMOND]Mallory went on to coach for 13 seasons at Indiana, leading them to six bowl appearances. Mallory coached at Miami (Ohio) and Colorado before coming to the Huskies. [NIU media services]Curt Mallory, head coach at Indiana State, had said Thursday that his father was in hospice care after needing brain surgery after a fall Tuesday. Mallory is survived by his wife, Ellie, sons, Mike, Doug and Curt, daughter, Barbara, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.