Darrell Mudra

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Darrell Mudra
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1929-01-14) January 14, 1929 (age 85)
Omaha, Nebraska
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1959–1962
1963–1965
1966
1967–1968
1969–1973
1974–1975
1978–1982
1983–1987
Adams State
North Dakota State
Montreal Alouettes
Arizona
Western Illinois
Florida State
Eastern Illinois
Northern Iowa
Head coaching record
Overall 200–81–4 (college)
Bowls 3–1
Tournaments 5–1 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
4–3 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA College Division National (1965)
1 NCAA Division II National (1978)
3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (1960–1962)
2 North Central Conference (1964–1965)
1 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (1969)
5 Association of Mid-Continent Universities (1978, 1980–1982, 1984)
2 Gateway Football Conference (1985, 1987)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2000 (profile)

Darrell "Dr. Victory" Mudra (born January 14, 1929) is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Adams State College (1959–1962), North Dakota State University (1963–1965), the University of Arizona (1967–1968), Western Illinois University (1969–1973), Florida State University (1974–1975), Eastern Illinois University (1978–1982), and the University of Northern Iowa (1983–1987), compiling a career college football record of 200–81–4. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2000.

Career[edit]

Mudra had an unorthodox coaching style. Throughout his days as a head coach, Mudra worked from the press box while a game was being played rather the sideline as most head coaches do.[1]

Adams State[edit]

Mudra was the ninth head football coach for the Adams State College Grizzlies located in Alamosa, Colorado and he held that position for four seasons, from 1959 until 1962.[2] His coaching record at Adams State was 32 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him fourth at Adams State in total wins and second at Adams State in winning percentage (.878).[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Adams State Grizzlies (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1959–1962)
1959 Adams State 8–1
1960 Adams State 7–0–1 1st
1961 Adams State 8–2 1st
1962 Adams State 9–1 1st W Mineral Water
Adams State: 32–4–1
North Dakota State Bison (North Central Conference) (1963–1965)
1963 North Dakota State 3–5 3–3 4th
1964 North Dakota State 10–1 5–1 T–1st W Mineral Water
1965 North Dakota State 11–0 6–0 1st W Pecan
North Dakota State: 24–6 14–4
Arizona Wildcats (Western Athletic Conference) (1967–1968)
1967 Arizona 3–6–1 1–4 5th
1968 Arizona 8–3 5–1 T–2nd L Sun
Arizona: 11–9–1 6–5
Western Illinois Leathernecks (Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1969)
1969 Western Illinois 8–2 1st
Western Illinois Leathernecks (Independent) (1970–1973)
1970 Western Illinois 7–3
1971 Western Illinois 8–2
1972 Western Illinois 9–2
1973 Western Illinois 7–4
Western Illinois: 39–13
Florida State Seminoles (Independent) (1974–1975)
1974 Florida State 1–10
1975 Florida State 3–8
Florida State: 4–18
Eastern Illinois Panthers (Association of Mid-Continent Universities) (1978–1982)
1978 Eastern Illinois 12–2 3–2 W NCAA Division II Championship
1979 Eastern Illinois 7–4 1–3
1980 Eastern Illinois 11–3 4–0 1st L NCAA Division II Championship
1981 Eastern Illinois 6–5 2–1 T–1st
1982 Eastern Illinois 11–1–1 2–0–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
Eastern Illinois: 47–15–1 12–6–1
Northern Iowa Panthers (Association of Mid-Continent Universities) (1983–1984)
1983 Northern Iowa 6–5 1–2 3rd
1984 Northern Iowa 9–2 2–1 T–1st
Northern Iowa Panthers (Gateway Football Conference) (1985–1987)
1985 Northern Iowa 11–2 5–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1986 Northern Iowa 7–3–1 4–2 T–2nd
1987 Northern Iowa 10–4 6–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
Northern Iowa: 43–16–1
Total: 200–81–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darrell Mudra Seminole's long distance coach runs games from press box
  2. ^ College Football Reference Adams State College Grizzlies annual results
  3. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Adams State Grizzlies all-time coaching records

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