Boise State unveils statue of legendary Bronco coach Lyle Smith

Posted at 12:39 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 15:31:20-04

Boise State University unveiled a statue Thursday morning honoring celebrated former BSU football coach and athletic director Lyle Smith. 

At the unveiling ceremony, both Boise State President Dr. Bob Kustra and Coach Bryan Harsin paid their respects to Smith,

The statue will be on display at the Allen Noble Hall of Fame near Albertsons Stadium on the BSU campus.

Smith is widely-regarded as “the father of Boise State football.” Smith coached the Bronco’s football team for twenty seasons, from 1947 to 1967. 

During that time, Smith never had a losing season, won thirteen conference titles and the 1958 NJCAA National Championship. 

Smith went 156-25-6 at the helm of Bronco football.

Smith, who turned 100 years old earlier this year, attended the unveiling event with his family.

BSU fans can check out the statue prior to Saturday’s first home game of the season, against Washington State.