Dan Devine Statue Dedication and Blessing


Location: Notre Dame Stadium (Gate A)

A sculpture of former University of Notre Dame football coach Dan Devine, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and coach of the 1977 Irish national championship team, will be dedicated Friday at 3:30 p.m. in a ceremony at Notre Dame Stadium.

The dedication will take place at Notre Dame Stadium’s Gate A, which in 2010 was designated the Dan Devine gate when the sculptures of Knute Rockne (north tunnel), Ara Parseghian (Gate B), Frank Leahy (Gate C) and Lou Holtz (Gate D) were re-located outside the stadium walls. Rockne, Parseghian, Leahy, Holtz and Devine are the five former Irish football coaches – all of them Hall of Fame inductees – who have won one or more national titles at Notre Dame.

The dedication is a private, ticketed event inside the tent – but there will be areas for public viewing. More than 50 members of the Devine family are expected to return to campus for the sculpture dedication.