Joe Paterno won 409 games in 46 years as the head football coach for Penn State University, the record for a Division I football coach. He guided his teams to national championships in 1982 and 1986. Paterno died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 from his battle with lung cancer. His diagnosis was revealed shortly after he was dismissed as head coach by the Penn State board of directors in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Sandusky, his former assistant coach at Penn State from 1969 to 1999, is charged with more than 50 counts of sexually abusing young boys over a 15-year period.
An Oct. 29 victory over Illinois made Joe Paterno the winningest coach in college football history with 409 victories.Peter Read Miller/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images