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1990 NAU Athletic Hall of Fame Class

Joseph Salem

(Football, 1975-78)

"Smokey Joe" had a winning percentage of .591 during his coaching career at NAU.  Coaching honors included: 1977 NCAA District 7, Coach of the Year; 1977 Big Sky Conference, Coach of the Year; and 1978 Big Sky Conference, Coach of the Year.  His 1977 team participated in the 1st round of playoffs in Division II, and his 1978 team was the Big Sky Conference Champions with a record of 6-0.

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