Dick Coury

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Dick Coury
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1929-09-29) September 29, 1929 (age 85)
Athens, Ohio
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1957–1965
1966–1968
1969
1970–1971
1972–1973
1974
1975
1976–1981
1983
1984
1985
1986–1990
1991–1992
1993
1994
1995–1996
1997–1998
Mater Dei HS (CA)
USC (DC)
Pittsburgh Steelers
Cal State Fullerton
Denver Broncos (WR)
Portland Storm
San Diego Chargers (LB)
Philadelphia Eagles (WR)
Boston Breakers
New Orleans Breakers
Portland Breakers
Los Angeles Rams (QB)
New England Patriots (OC)
Minnesota Vikings (assistant)
Houston Oilers (OC)
Houston Oilers (OA/PG)
St. Louis Rams (WR)
Head coaching record
Overall 13–8–1 (college)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
USFL Coach of the Year (1983)

Richard P. "Dick" Coury (born September 29, 1929) is a former American collegiate and professional football coach. He served as head football coach at California State University, Fullerton from 1970 to 1971, compiling a record of 13–8–1. Coury also was the head coach for the Portland Storm of the World Football League (WFL) in 1974, and the Boston/New Orleans/Portland Breakers of the United States Football League (USFL) from 1983 to 1985. He was named as the USFL coach of the year in 1983.[1]

A 1951 University of Notre Dame graduate, Coury was not a football player, but served as a student assistant for head coach Frank Leahy. Coury also served as head coach of Mater Dei High School, compiling a record of 85–9–5 from 1957 to 1965 before joining University of Southern California coach John McKay's staff as defensive coordinator.

Coury then moved on to California State University, Fullerton, serving as the school's first head coach in 1970 and 1971, tallying a record of 13–8–1.

Coury has also held coaching positions with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Diego Chargers and served as head coach of the Portland Storm of the World Football League, as well as the three different versions of the United States Football League Breakers franchise, which began in Boston in 1983, moved to New Orleans the next year before then shifting to Portland in 1985..

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