Ara Parseghian will receive the President’s Medal from Miami University

EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Ara Parseghian watches from the sidelines as the Michigan State Spartans take on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Ara Parseghian watches from the sidelines as the Michigan State Spartans take on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Miami University announced Thursday that legendary football coach Ara Parseghian will receive the President’s Medal.

Parseghian played football and was the head coach in Oxford before leading Notre Dame to a pair of national championships in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

The President’s Medal is presented to individuals of high achievement who have made significant contributions to Miami or to exceptional individuals who exemplify the university motto through their extraordinary service to their community.