NAMED: As athletic director of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, OTTO GRAHAM, successful Coast Guard football coach and athletic director from 1959 to 1965, who left New London to lead the NFL's Washington Redskins through three losing seasons. "I don't anticipate leaving again," said Graham.
NAMED: As head football coach at Temple University, WAYNE HARDIN, who left his coaching job at Navy in 1965 after six years and a 38-22-2 record, one of the best in the Academy's history.
RESIGNED: As coach of the ABA's Pittsburgh Pipers, JOHN CLARK, whose team, midway through the season, had a 14-25 record and was 18 games out of first place. Clark was replaced by HARRY E. (Buddy) JEANNETTE, the Pipers' director of operations and former coach of the NBA's Baltimore Bullets.
DIED: HOLLY MIMS, 40, former contender for the middleweight title, who fought more than 90 bouts against such opponents as Sugar Ray Robinson, Joey Giardello, Emile Griffith and Jimmy Ellis; of a kidney ailment in his home town of Washington, D.C.
DIED: JOHNNY MURPHY, 61, general manager of the World Champion New York Mets, who began his major-league career in 1932 as a relief pitcher for the Yankees and compiled a 13-year record of 93 wins and 53 losses while helping the team win seven American League pennants and six world championships; of a heart attack in New York.