Dick Voris

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Dick Voris
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1922-01-25)January 25, 1922
Los Angeles, California
Died December 26, 2008(2008-12-26) (aged 86)
Alma mater San Jose State University
Playing career
1947–1948 San Jose State
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1952–1953
1954
1955–1957
1958–1960
1961–1962
1963–1967
1968–1970
1971
1972
1973
1974–1975
1976
Hartnell JC
Los Angeles Rams (assistant)
Army (assistant)
Virginia
Green Bay Packers (ends)
San Francisco 49ers (assistant)
St. Louis Cardinals (DL)
St. Louis Cardinals (DC/LB)
Detroit Lions (DL)
Baltimore Colts (DC)
New York Jets (DC)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LB)
Head coaching record
Overall 1–29 (college)
20–0–1 (junior college)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Richard J. "Dick" Voris (January 25, 1922 – December 26, 2008) was an American football player and coach. He served as head football coach at the University of Virginia from 1958 to 1960, compiling a record of 1–29.

Coaching career[edit]

Voris was named head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers football program on February 11, 1958.[1] In his three season at the helm, the Cavaliers went 1–29. That mark included a 28-game losing streak, then an NCAA major-college record. His only win came against Duke with a score of 15–12. He resigned shortly after the conclusion of the 1960 season, on December 9.[2]

Following his stint at Virginia, Voris was hired by the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. From 1961 to 1962, he served as the teams director of player personnel and also as an assistant on Vince Lombardi's staff, coaching the ends. During that period the Packers won two league championships.

He was also an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers and at San Jose State.

Voris graduated from Salinas Junior College (later Hartnell) in 1942. After coaching his James Lick High School to a championship, he brought nine players from the San Jose area and two from his previous coaching job in Hanford to join Salinas Valley area players.

In his two seasons at Hartnell, his teams compiled a 20–0–1 record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voris Is Named To Coaching Job At Virginia". The Free Lance–Star. February 12, 1958. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ UPI (December 11, 1960). "Voris Gets Freedom Plus Pay". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Baltimore Colts Defensive Coordinator
1973
Succeeded by
Don Doll
Preceded by
Charley Winner
New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
1974–1975
Succeeded by
Walt Michaels