Clem Gryska, a former Alabama player (1945-48), assistant coach, recruiter and administrator for Paul Bryant, died Monday in Tuscaloosa. He was 84.
Gryska played at Alabama from 1945-48 for coaches Frank Thomas and Red Drew, then spent 32 years working at his alma mater under four coaches, including many years as Bryant's recruiting coordinator.
Gryska then served 18 years as an administrator and unofficial "legend in residence" at the Paul W. Bryant Museum. He retired two years ago, just short of 50 years of consecutive service to Alabama.