Johnny Griffith, as head football coach at the University of Georgia, succeeding Wally Butts, who will continue as athletic director.
ENGAGED: WALLACE (Buddy) WERNER, 24, ski champion, to Vanda Norgren, 24-year-old Denverite.
MARRIED: RAY NORTON, 23, U.S. Olympic sprinter, to Martha McGuire, 21-year-old senior at the University of California.
HONORED: NORM VAN BROCKLIN, quarterback of the NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles, and Joe Schmidt, Detroit Lions linebacker, as the NFL's most valuable players for 1960, by a vote of their fellow athletes.
Abner Haynes, Dallas Texans halfback, as player of the year in the American Football League, by a poll of coaches and writers.
DIED: LYNWOOD THOMAS (Schoolboy) ROWE, 48, right-hander who won 158 games in a 19-year pitching career with the Detroit Tigers, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies, of a heart attack, at his home in El Dorado, Ark.
Fred Luders, 75, captain of the Philadelphia Phillies' first N.L. championship team, and a major league baseball player from 1906 to 1920, of a heart attack, at his home near Three Lakes, Wisconsin.
Clayton Heafner, 46, pro golfer who reached the finals of the National Open in 1949 and 1951, of a heart ailment, in Charlotte, N.C.