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October 12, 2013
Ann,Steve,Judy,Paul,Kathie,& David, so sorry to hear of the passing of Coach Dietzel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to yo all. I have some sweet memories of coach as a young child. What a legacy of integrity he left for so many.
Judy & Wallace Coffey
October 08, 2013
a great coach has left us. Paul was successful with many teams through his career. I can remember when he coached LSU and had a Heisman trophy winner on his team. Billy Cannon. he was a great leader of men when he coached at army. well now he is coaching a much greater team now. I pray that our loving savior will grant peace and comfort to the coaches family during this time of sorrow. may you rest in peace coach.
October 02, 2013
Ann and Family, Every aspect of our backgrounds were totally opposite from each other, but from the first moment I met Paul at our Bible Study, I had a full sense of who he was as a man, as a Christian, and he responded to me in kind. I have never known any one like him, and don't expect ever to know such a man again. He taught me that in the Holy Spirit opposites may attract and abide with each other in fellowship. David Madden
October 01, 2013
Dear Ann, Kathy, Steve and families:

Please know we are thinking of you in sympathy and prayer. Of the joys in our lives we've shared and of people we have met you and Coach Dietzel touched our lives in a way we will never, ever, forget. May God Bless You and may Coach rest in peace.

Johnny and Jane Parker
September 29, 2013
September 28, 2013
My sympathies to the family; my brother Jerry D. Dumas, played for him at LSU and I, as a child, remember Mr. Dietzel very fondly. May the peace of God be with you and yours!
September 27, 2013
Ann and family,

The loss of Coach will leave a great void in your life I know, but I know also that he leaves you with many memories that will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Over the years I have met many who bear the title of coach, but I know of no one who carried the title better than Coach Dietzel. A true gentleman that brought honor, integrity, and a love and respect for others to our profession.
It was a true honor to be in his presence.

Our hearts break with yours and our prayers go with you as you move through the days ahead. May the God of all comfort hold you close.
September 27, 2013
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the Dietzel family. Doing this time of sorrow look to the hills for comfort. I know coach Dietzel touch many lives because he touch mine from the moment I met him in that short time. Even thou he will truly be missed I have comfort in knowing he is not in any pain. Rest on bubba
September 27, 2013
To the Dietzel Family,
Please know thousands are sharing your loss and praying for you during this difficult time. I knew the reputation of Coach Dietzel long before I ever moved to Baton Rouge 34 years ago; my SEC-loving,Auburn graduate dad made use I knew my football history. College football, the SEC, LSU, Louisiana and Baton Rouge are blessed to have been influenced by this "gentle"man.
September 27, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please be comforted by the promise at Hosea 13:14.
September 27, 2013
Kathie, I still have the picture you drew for me and the apple pie plate you gave me. I remember you applying Tonya's makeup for her dance recital. I pray that you will contact me. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.
September 27, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you.
September 27, 2013
Kathy, your precious father is with Our Heavenly Father - this, we know. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. I love you and have missed you. Please get in touch. Debbie Dupree 225.953.5421
September 27, 2013
I met coach at an l.s.u. game.I was selling drinks and spilled them .He came over and gave me the money to cover the price of the drinks.That made me a better person and a fan for life.R.J/-
September 27, 2013
My prayers are with the Dietzel family during this time. May Coach rest in peace.
September 26, 2013
Mrs. Anne and family, my familys prayers and thoughts are with you on the loss of coach paul. Larry kahlden played on the white team for coach. Larry had great respect for him and his coaching.lsu has won another no. 1 honor but there will never be another like 1958.
September 26, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Dietzel family. I had been a fan of Coach Dietzel for many years not only for my love of football and what he meant to the game but also for the fact that my lifelong friend, Larry Jones Who had served on his staff on several occasions always had great things to say about Coach Dietzel. When I attended the service for Larry in Baton Rouge this year I had a chance to meet Coach Dietzel in person,what a joy to meet someone for the first time but felt as if I had known him for years through my friend. May God's blessings be with his family.
September 26, 2013
May God's love comfort you and your family at this difficult time. Your family will remain in our prayers. We love you.
September 26, 2013
Sorry for the loss of coach. My prayers are with coach and the family at this time. Thanks to coach for helping me with a scholarship. Team member of 1958. Edgar "Ed" Charbonnet
September 26, 2013
Mrs. Anne and the Dietzel Family,

Matt and I are truly saddened to hear of your loss of Coach. Coach was such a kind, gentle person and was always such a pleasure to be around. We truly enjoyed all our visits with you all. May God provide you strength and peace in this time of mourning. God Bless you all and Coach. FOREVER LSU!!!
September 26, 2013
To the Family of Paul Dietzel:

May the Hearer of Prayer (Psalm 83:18) give you strength, courage and peace in your time of sorrow (Psalm 65:2).
Cherish the many wonderful memories of time spent with Mr. Paul.

With sincere condolences,
A Neighbor
September 26, 2013
COACH DIETZEL AND ANNE HAVE BEEN MENTORS TO MANY, INCLUDING MY HUSBAND, BO AND FAMILY.... WE WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR HIS KIND ATTENTION TO US THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.... WITH ALL OUR LOVE, INGRID AND BO CAMPBELL
September 26, 2013
I first met Coach Dietzel when he was my huddle coach at FCA camp in 1965. I will never forget the lessons he taught us. I went into coaching for almost 20 years after college, and I hope that I was as inspirational to my players as he was to us. He brought me closer to God and coaching. Rest In Peace Coach. We will see each other again.
Bob DaRin, Atlanta
September 26, 2013
We would like to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Paul Dietzel.

Rest In Peace (RIP) !!!
September 26, 2013
Steve,

Sorry for your lose. I understand how you must feel because my father past away a couple of weeks ago.
September 26, 2013
TO ALL THAT ADMIRED AND LOVED THIS MAN: Coach Dietzel had a hand in molding outstanding young people, football teams and athletic communities that will forever be in the hearts and memories of all who witnessed his guidance, talent and love. Heaven's stars are our lost loved ones watching over us. Sadly, we now have another star to gaze upon. FOREVER LSU - GEAUX TIGERS! Thank you Coach Dietzel.
September 26, 2013
This is Howard Luppi again. Sorry about the Class date of 1848 instead of 1948. Sometimes I feel like I may have graduated on that date. Paul and I were just a few days apart in birthdays. I was born August 27, 1924. Again, my apologies. Howard Luppi
September 26, 2013
I will always remember the spirit of Coach Dietzel and his many first class contributions to athletic facilities at South Carolina. He never lost to UNC and had a winning record vs Frank Howard. May Coach Dietzel rest in peace!
September 26, 2013
Steve , Mrs. Anne, and the rest of the Dietzel family: our sincerest and thoughtful prayers are with you and your extended family. When I talked to you, Steve, not 3 weeks ago, I did not imagine this occurance happening. I met your Dad and Mrs. Anne at a Shriners' event we hosted a few years ago. He was a lovable person, and he is reflected thru his family. I pray God will send the Holy Spirit to comfort all of you in this time of distress.

Dorian & Connie Heroman
September 26, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. May Coach rest in peace. The angels are very lucky to have him on their team!

Kim Broussard (Drusilla Seafood Server) Coach always was very nice to me!
September 26, 2013
May the God of comfort be with you & may you reflect on the wonderful times you had together.

Sincerely,

Penni
September 25, 2013
An inspirational COACH who was a role model for me at West Point and throughout my entire life. May you find comfort that COACH is in a better place and is coaching God's TEAM!
September 25, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
September 25, 2013
I am very sad for you Mrs. Anne and your family on Coach going to see our COACH in the Heavens. I did enjoy the time talking to him when I helped in getting the squirrels out of the attic a few years back. I can honestly say that coach always found the good things in life to talk about and that was great. He was also able to tell me every story that went with his collection of pictures in your home. I know that he will be missed by all that he touch but we all are better people because of him and I thank you for that.
September 25, 2013
Deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Kathie. He was such a nice person. I know he will be missed
September 25, 2013
Thanks for the great memories RIP coach!
September 25, 2013
I am deeply saddened to hear the passing of Coach Dietzel. I had the privilege of being coached by him for 4 years at South Carolina. I always looked forward to his talks to us the evening before our games. the messages challenged us to think about how to live our lives as much as they were about the game the next day. I had the opportunity to play golf with General Westmorland a few times and I enjoyed his story about his conversation with President Kennedy concerning the West Point football team. President Kennedy asked General Westmorland "What are you going to do about the football team?" Mr. President, what would you like for me to do? Find and Hire the best football coach in the country. I hired Coach Paul Dietzel. Coach Dietzel will be missed but his influence will remain with me the rest of my life.
September 25, 2013
I was a student at USC his last three years as coach and athletic director. Coach Dietzel was a man of character and vision who planted the seeds to help the Gamecocks develop the facilities and program which are so successful today. God bless the Dietzel family!
September 25, 2013
Prayers for the family at this time. I had the pleasure and honor to have known Coach . He had a spirit that was amazing. Prayers of peace, guidance, strength being sent to the family.
September 25, 2013
SUCH A GREAT LOSS, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. SUCH A GREAT MAN FOR HIS COUNTRY AND HIS TEAM... GEAUX TIGERS!
September 25, 2013
May the God of comfort be with you during this time.
September 25, 2013
Mrs. Dietzel
Charles and I are so sorry for your loss. Last October we were on the same Baton Rouge/Charlotte flight as you and Coach Dietzel and we so enjoyed our conversations - a memory that we will cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May God bless each of you.
September 25, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 25, 2013
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Rest Paul, until you hear ar dawn, the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
September 25, 2013
My sincere condolence to the family ,,,,
September 25, 2013
Thanks for all the excitement you brought to Carolina. God bless your family during this time
Kathryn Hinnant
September 25, 2013
Thanks for showing interest in me at Long Beach High Mississippi. I remember you explaining your teams as I remember white team, Go team and the Chinese Bandits . I know you will have a safe journey and God bless and my prayers are with you and your family Ronnie Nelson LBHS 1960
September 25, 2013
I was a student at USC when you coached there. Thanks for your positive contributions to race relations. RIP
September 25, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 25, 2013
Coach Dietzel was the first USC coach I remember as I became a Carolina fan. I didn't realize at the time what a special coach and man he was. Over the years I've grown to appreciate him more and more. Carolina was lucky to have him as coach.
September 25, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 25, 2013
RIP Coach! Kathie and I were friends way back when your family lived in Baton Rouge. I fondly remember the scrambled eggs and the "sandbox". I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great man!
September 25, 2013
Dear Katie and Family:
You may not remember me from Miami, but
I have many very pleasant memories of you and Paul when you first came to Miami and lived in Vets Village. He was a great coach and leader of so many football and athletic programs throughout his career. Most of all,
he was an outstanding person on and off the field.

Howard L.Luppi Class of 1848 Miami Univerity
September 25, 2013
Not long before Coach Dietzel came to Carolina I had read a story about his life in a book put out by FCA.I was a kid and overjoyed for him to come to my state and because of him I became a Gamecock fan. I listened to every game and a few times I wrote letters of encouragement and was overjoyed when he wrote back. He was my hero.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you ,his beloved family.
September 25, 2013
Thanks for the memories,

Many young men are living life because you showed them how. Eternal rest to you,COACH
September 25, 2013
Anne, Brad and I are so sad to hear that Coach has died! He was one of the nicest people we ever met and we are so proud to say that we knew him. Please know that we are praying for your family! Barbara and Brad Goodman
September 25, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
September 24, 2013
I live in the house Coach Dietzel built in Columbia, SC. We still have the Gamecock intercom speakers on the walls. My father, a doctor, has served as a sideline physician for many of the Gamecock's football games. We would like to purchase one of his paintings to hang on the wall inside this house. God bless you and rest in peace Coach Dietzel.
September 24, 2013
As a kid growing up in NJ, I was fascinated by the sound of the name..Billy Cannon of LSU. Paul Dietzel introduced me to the excitement of college football. A legend has passed on. RIP, Coach.
September 24, 2013
Tom Perry 1963-1967. RIP coach and best regards to family. Tom
September 24, 2013
Blanding D. Clarkson Jr.
former USC Assistant Sports Information
Director serving under Coach Dietzel
September 24, 2013
Kathie, thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss of your wonderful father, your football and art enthusiast for all times.
You are in my thoughts.......
September 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Coach Dietzel's passing . Kathie and I were friends in college and I always felt so welcome in their home. I know you all will miss him very much. He had a remarkable life.
September 24, 2013
I was a student when Coach Dietzel was at USC, and he was respected by everyone. My condolences to his family.
Ellen Boatwright Horn
September 24, 2013
Coach Dietzel,

Thanks for the example of integrity and for leading our football and athletic program at a crutial time in the history of USC athletics. You will always be remembered as a major contributor to our wonderful history.

Ashley Hinson, Class of 1976
September 24, 2013
A special man, special coach, and a person who will greatly be missed. He left his mark on the University and will always be appreciated. God bless the coach and his family.
September 24, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing Coach Dietzel with the Gamecock family.
September 24, 2013
My last year at the University of South Carolina was the best year for me. One big reason is that Steve Dietzel, Coach Dietzel's son, was one of my roommates. They are truly a wonderful family and I will never forget them.
September 24, 2013
As a long life Gamecock fan and a student when you were coach for 1 year of my college experience at USC I leave my prayers to your family. May you rest in peace in Gamecock Heaven and smile down on the team this Saturday as they continue their quest for an SEC title. All Gamecock fans will be think about you and your time as a coach at USC.
September 24, 2013
YOU JUMP STARTED THE COCKS AND WERE A GREAT LEADER
September 24, 2013
Greg & Rosanne Black, Marion, SC
Coach Dietzel was a fine Christian man who I had the honor of playing for at Carolina for 5 years, during which I can not recall once hearing or seeing anything in him which led me to doubt his Christian testimony. That to me spoke to the character of the man which in the game of life counts more than one's record of wins and losses. Yet he had his share of wins, even today he is the only USC head football coach to record a conference championship, a fact I hope Coach Spurrier changes this year. Yet Coach Dietzel's influence at Carolina goes way beyond all that for he truly laid the groundwork for the facilities which have been built upon by Coaches Holtz and Spurrier. My condolences go out to his family.
September 24, 2013
A great man and a humble Christian. Thanks for the memories AND for your example.
September 24, 2013
I still remember selling drinks at Williams Brice Stadium and met Coach Dietzel several times. He was a great coach and a great man. He will be sorely missed.
September 24, 2013
To the family,
My prayers are with all of you. May the God of comfort be with you during this difficult time.
September 24, 2013
A Great Coach and a Great Man --He will be Missed -- Always a TIGER ! MAY HE REST IN PEACE !
September 24, 2013
As a lifelong Gamecock and 20+ year resident of the High Country of North Carolina (Beech Mountain) I seem to have always had a connection with Coach Dietzel. He did so much for the University and Columbia as a whole. Later he was a vibrant part of the Beech Mountain community where some of his art still hangs for sale in Fred's General Mercantile. I have always enjoyed knowing that Coach was a part of "both of my favorite places to be" - Columbia, South Carolina and Beech Mountain, North Carolina.

Rest in Peace, Coach. Prayers for the family.
September 24, 2013
In 1969 I was a new employee of the South Carolina National Bank. My department had several USC students working part time and they referred to coach Dietzel as Pepsident Paul. They loved him and I think, at the time, he was the King of Columbia, South Carolina. He was an extraordinary person.
September 24, 2013
iam so sorry to hear about your loss may jehvoah comofort you in your time of need.2 corin 13. 4 says true, indeed he was impaled owing to weakness, but he is alive owing to gods power.true, also, we are weak with him, but we shall live toeghter with him owing to gods power toward you.''
September 24, 2013
"The Gamecocks lead the way!" RIP Coach. Prayers for the family.
September 24, 2013
A great coach!
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