During his days as coach for U-M, Bo Schembechler lived in a modest home on Arlington Boulevard in Ann Arbor. It was nothing fancy, which was the way he wanted it.

Bo was born on April Fool's Day 1929 in Barberton, Ohio; in another forty years he would be the head coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines.

1954: Assistant coach, Presbyterian College
1955: Assistant coach, Bowling Green
1958: Assistant coach, Northwestern
1963: Head coach, Miami of Ohio
1968: Bo accepts position of head coach for U-M

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Of course his real name is not “Bo”...he was born Glenn Edward Schembechler Jr.....so how did he get the nickname “Bo”? It came from his younger sister, Marge. She had trouble pronouncing the word 'brother' and it would come out as 'bobo' or sometimes 'bo' and it just stuck.

Making an excellent first impression, Bo won his very first game against OSU and his former coach, Woody Hayes, when the Wolverines won 24-12  on November 22, 1969. He also took the team to the Rose Bowl that season, which he had to coach from a hospital bed – after suffering a heart attack the night before.

Bo passed away due to heart disease on Friday, November 17, 2006 and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor. You can see that Bo was even modest after his death, as his gravestone is nothing splashy, ornamental, or garish...just basically a normal headstone.

The gallery below takes you inside and around the humble home where Michigan's legendary Wolverine coach lived during his coaching heyday.

Inside Bo Schembechler's Former Home, Ann Arbor


Vintage Photos of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Hash Bash

The Original Tiger Stadium

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