TEMPE, Ariz.- Thousands are expected to pay their respects to a local legend today.

Frank Kush helped put Arizona State University on the map in the college football world. Kush died on June 22, at 88-years-old, but the public has a chance to say goodbye to him at a public viewing Wednesday evening.

The viewing takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the All Saints Newman Center in Tempe, located on University Drive, east of Mill Avenue.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey proclaimed July 5 "Frank Kush Day," according to a press release.

Kush coached the Sun Devil football team for more than 22 years, and in all that time he only had one losing season. He had 176 wins, the most of any coach in program history.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

Kush also played a big part in lobbying to change ASU from a college of less than 10,000 students, to the the largest university in the country.