Frank Lauterbur actually started his college career at Oberlin College in 1943 before serving as a Marine lieutenant in World War II. After the war, he then attended Mount Union and played football and basketball before graduating in 1948. Later he received a master’s degree from Kent State and went to coaching eventually becoming the head football and athletic director at the University of Toledo from 1963-70. His Rocket teams had three undefeated seasons, won the MAC title in 1967 and had 35 game win streak. In 1971, he became head football at the University of Iowa, then in 1973 entered the professional coaching ranks and eventually settled in Toledo as an NFL scout.