Dick Enright

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Dick Enright
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1935
Playing career
1954–1955 USC
Position(s) Guard, tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970–1971
1972–1973
1974–1975
1976–1977
Oregon (OL)
Oregon
Southern California Sun (OL)
San Francisco 49ers (OL)
Head coaching record
Overall 6–16 (college)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Dick Enright (born c. 1935) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Oregon from 1972 to 1973, compiling a record of 6–16. Enright attended the University of Southern California.[1]

Prior to his time at Oregon, Enright was the head coach at Gardena High School and won the CIF Los Angeles City Section football championship in 1969. [1]

From 1970 to 1972, Enright served as offensive line coach for the Oregon Ducks, under head coach Jerry Frei. As head coach, Enright helped develop quarterback Dan Fouts. After leading the Ducks to 4–7 and 2–9 seasons, Enright was fired by Oregon in January 1974, with the university buying out the remainder of his five-year contract.[2] During his tenure as head coach, Enright created the Daisy Ducks, an Oregon support club aimed at women. He claimed he created the organization because he was tired of complaints that men could not get their wives to attend football games because they did not understand the sport; the club proved popular.[3]

After leaving Oregon, Enright was hired to coach the offensive line of the Southern California Sun of the short-lived professional World Football League. After the league folded in the middle of the 1975 season, Enright moved on to coach the offensive line coach of the San Francisco 49ers.[2][4]

Enright later became head coach at Capistrano Valley High School, a public school in Mission Viejo, California. During this time, Enright's old USC alum and friend Marv Marinovich decided to have his son, quarterback Todd Marinovich transfer to Capistrano Valley to play under Enright.[1] Todd, already a highly touted high school player, flourished and broke the all-time Orange County passing record and later the national high school passing record with 9,914 yards, including 2,477 his senior year.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific-8 Conference) (1972–1973)
1972 Oregon 4–7 2–5 T–6th
1973 Oregon 2–9 2–5 T–5th
Oregon: 6–16 4–10
Total: 6–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mike Sager, Todd Marinovich: The Man Who Never Was, Esquire, April 14, 2009, Accessed April 25, 2009.
  2. ^ a b UO Head Coach Dick Enright, University of Oregon: Special Collections & University Archives, Accessed April 25, 2009.
  3. ^ Tess McBride, Daisy Duck, Oregon Daily Emerald, September 26, 2006, Accessed April 25, 2009.
  4. ^ Oregon, Helmet Hut, Accessed April 25, 2009.
  5. ^ Douglas S. Looney, Bred To Be A Superstar, Sports Illustrated, February 22, 1988, Accessed April 25, 2009.

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