Relatives Of Legendary Notre Dame Coach Are Glenpool HIgh School Grads

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:43 am
By: News On 6

Steve Shaw News On 6

Among the 82,000-plus fans who will be at Saturday's OU-Notre Dame game will be descendants of perhaps the greatest college football coach ever.

Chris and Jon Kochendorfer are great grandsons of legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne. Rockne died in a plane crash in 1931 at just age 43.

The Kochendorfers say while people have pronounced their great grandfather's first name "Noot" for decades, his real first name is pronounced "Ka-Noot." However, they say their granddad never made a big deal about it.

The Kochendorfers are Glenpool High School graduates.