WATCH: "A Celebration of Life: Coach Earle Bruce"

Earle Bruce acknowledges the crowd after dotting the i with the Ohio State University marching band before a football game between Ohio State and Rutgers in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2016. (Eric Albrecht/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
Dom Tiberi delivers opening statements at Earle Bruce celebration of life
Urban Meyer delivers remarks at Earle Bruce celebration of life
Jim Tressel delivers remarks at Earle Bruce celebration of life
Zach Smith speaks at Earle Bruce celebration of life
Matt McCoy talks about working alongside Earle Bruce
Tony Alford speaks as a former player of Earle Bruce
Carmen Ohio performed at Earle Bruce celebration
TBDBITL plays Hang on Sloopy
A Celebration of Life: Coach Bruce Earle
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A celebration to honor the life of former Ohio State head football coach Earle Bruce was held Wednesday morning at St. John Arena.

Bruce died in Columbus at the age of 87. He'd been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

He had a record of 81-26-1 as Ohio State's coach from 1979-87. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

The ceremony featured speakers and music by students from the Ohio State University Marching and Athletic Bands. 10TV's Dom Tiberi emceed the celebration.

PROGRAM: A Celebration of Life - Coach Earle Bruce

Welcome
Dom Tiberi (Long-time WBNS 10-TV sports director and host of coaches’ show)

Invocation
William White (1987 Team Captain & All-Big Ten Conference cornerback for Coach Bruce)

Words From The Football Family
Coach Jim Tressel (Coach Bruce protégé; National champion coach & College Football Hall of Fame coach)

Coach Tony Alford (Ohio State assistant coach; played for Coach Bruce at Colorado State)

Matt McCoy (Longtime 610 WTVN sports anchor who worked 23 years alongside Coach Bruce)

Coach Zach Smith (The oldest of Coach Bruce’s 12 grandchildren; Ohio State assistant coach)

The Fourth Quarter
“Hang on Sloopy”

Coach Urban Meyer (Coach Bruce protégé; Three-time national champion coach with the best winning percentage in college football)

Concluding Remarks
Dom Tiberi

“Carmen Ohio”



PHOTOS: Remembering Earle Bruce

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