Longtime Notre Dame assistant passes away
Paul Shoults, a Notre Dame assistant coach for 13 years who helped the Irish to national championships in 1966 and 1973, died Sunday night. He was 85.
Shoults played in the same college backfield as Ara Parseghian at Miami (Ohio) and later followed him from Northwestern to Notre Dame, where he coached the defensive backfield for Parseghian's entire 11-year tenure. He also coached the defensive backs for the first two years of Dan Devine's Notre Dame head-coaching stint.
During that time, Shoults coached first-team All-Americans Nick Rassas, Tom Schoen, Clarence Ellis, Mike Townsend and Luther Bradley.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (CST) Thursday, Aug. 25, at Welsheimer Funeral Home in South Bend (17033 Cleveland Rd.). A brief service will follow. A graveside service and burial will be Saturday at Sugar Creek Baptist Cemetery in Washington Court House, Ohio.
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