BUFFALO, Wyo. - Former Purdue football coach Joe Tiller died Saturday. He was 74.
Tiller's death was announced on the Purdue football program’s Twitter account.
We are saddened to report that Joe Tiller has passed away in Buffalo, Wyoming. Condolences to Arnette, Julie, Renee and Mike. RIP.— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) September 30, 2017
Tiller set the record for most wins in the school's football program. He coached the Boilermakers from 1997 to 2008, where his overwall record was 87-62, ESPN reported. Tiller began his head coaching career at Wyoming.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees released a statement to offer his condolences. Brees attended Purdue from 1997-2000 and led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl appearance during the 2000 season, according to the quarterback’s official website.
.@drewbrees about Joe Tiller: "He did so much more than teach us how to win. He taught us life lessons and how to be great leaders and men."— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) September 30, 2017