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Ex-USC Football Player Goux Dies

July 28, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Marv Goux, a former Southern California star football player who later became an assistant coach for the Trojans, has died. He was 69.

Goux died Saturday in Los Angeles of cancer, the university said in a statement.

Goux, who played offense and defense at USC in 1952, ’54 and 55, played in two Rose Bowls and twice won the Davis-Tesche award as the team’s most inspirational player.

After earning his degree in physical education in 1956, Goux became the head football coach at Carpenteria High School before returning to USC in 1957 as the freshman coach.

He held the position for four years while coaching the varsity team at the same time and went on to coach both the offensive and defensive lines. In 1976, he became assistant head coach under John Robinson.

In 1983, he left USC to become defensive line coach for the Los Angeles Rams. He became an administrator for the Rams in 1991 before retiring in 1994.

Goux was known for his frequent contributions to his alma mater, and Gouxs Gate, leading to the football practice field, is a visible monument to him.

Goux will be cremated in a private ceremony in Santa Barbara.

``A big part of the Trojan family is gone,″ USC athletic director Mike Garrett in a statement. ``Marv Goux was the epitome of a Trojan. He touched so many people and meant so much to so many of us.″

Goux is survived by his wife, Patti; daughter, Linda Kanen; son-in-law, Douglas Kanen; four grandchildren; and a brother.

A public memorial service is pending.

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