Bud Riley, father of Oregon St coach, dies at 86

Associated Press Published: August 6, 2012

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Bud Riley, the father of Oregon State football coach Mike Riley and a former assistant coach at the school, has died. He was 86.

The school announced Bud Riley died Saturday after a lengthy illness. He had been living in British Columbia, Canada.

Riley was an assistant coach at Oregon State from 1965-72 and returned to the school in 1979.

He was the defensive coordinator for Oregon State in 1967. That team, dubbed the Giant Killers, beat No. 1 Southern California and O.J. Simpson 3-0 in Corvallis.

He was a head coach in the Canadian Football League at Toronto, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Calgary, winning two Grey Cups with Winnipeg.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Mary, and sons Mike, Ed and Pete.