Bronze statue of former Iowa coach Hayden Fry to be unveiled Friday
A bronze statue of longtime Iowa coach Hayden Fry will be revealed Friday morning.
Fry, who is in the College Football Hall of Fame, won a program-record 143 games at Iowa and 230 games in his career (also coached at SMU and North Texas). According to The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Doris Park and Stephen Maxon are sculpting the statue.
The statue will be revealed Friday morning at FRYfest, which takes place at 300 E 9th Street in Coralville, Iowa. The statue will depict Fry as he looked in the early 1980s.
— Adam Wesley (@adambwesley) September 1, 2016
According to The Gazette‘s story, the married couple making the statue used 500 pounds of bronze. More from the story:
They started in February and finished just in time to deliver the statue to the Marriott for the unveiling. Along with Fry’s dimensions, they studied photographs of him and even met with him, all in an attempt to better capture his spirit. The pose they decided on, hands on hip, staring intently forward, was meant to evoke that spirit.
Coach Fry is safe & sound in Iowa City. Just finished touring the new facilities with Coach Ferentz and staff. pic.twitter.com/BMbVwN16V8
— JoshSchamberger (@JoshSchamberger) September 1, 2016