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1997 Cougar Foundation Hall of Fame Inductees

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Howard Breinig, Football Coach

Coach Breinig is one of Tucson’s most successful and most-accomplished high school football coaches, coaching from 1963 at Sunnyside High School as an assistant coach to 2007 as an assistant at Sabino High School. In between, he was the head coach at Sahuaro High School from 1979 to 1994, highlighted by his selection as Arizona…

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Dr. Bennie Linkhart, Administrator

Benny was born February 19, 1931, a big brother to three younger sisters.  Benny grew up in Oklahoma in very small farmhouse without any amenities except for a one-hole outhouse with a “Monkey” Wards catalogue. After serving more than two years in the Army during the Korean conflict, he worked in a steel mill, glass factory, paper…

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