Of all the important elements that make up the Reitz Football Tradition, one individual deserves special recognition.
The Reitz Nation will always be indebted to Herman Byers. The legacy left by the Hall of Fame coach, who compiled a 189-51-15 record while on the Hill, produced an impact that will forever be remembered.
Herman Byers demanded perfection. He was a person that didn`t take alibis. There was always a job to get done and there was only one way to do it. That was his way, the correct way.
the late Don Henry, Reitz Football Hall of Famer
Coach Byers’ famous saying was:
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
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