Former Pitt Football Coach John Majors Dies At Age 85

Former Pitt Football Coach John Majors Dies At Age 85

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – John Majors, the former Pitt Football coach that led the Panthers to a National Championship in 1976, has died at age 85.



Majors coached the Panthers two separate times throughout his coaching career. Once from 1973-1976 and then again from 1993-1996.


He was a native of Lynchburg, Tennessee and was inducted into the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019.