Larry Dorsey

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Larry Dorsey
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1953-08-15) August 15, 1953 (age 61)
Corinth, Mississippi
Playing career
Tennessee State
San Diego Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Mississippi Valley State
Prairie View
Greenville-Weston HS
Head coaching record
Overall 42-81-3 (college)

Larry Darnnell Dorsey (born August 15, 1953 in Corinth, Mississippi) is a high school football coach in Greenville, Mississippi. He played college football at Tennessee State University and then played professionally in the National Football League.

Playing career[edit]


Dorsey played for the Tennessee State Tigers as a wide receiver under head coach John Merritt.


Dorsey was picked in the third round (64th overall) by the San Diego Chargers in the 1976 NFL Draft.[1] He played for the Charges for two years, then went to the Kansas City Chiefs for his third and final year in the NFL.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Mississippi Valley State[edit]

Dorsey was the head coach at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi from 1990 to the end of the 1998 season. While at MVSU, he accumulated a record of 37 wins, 54 losses, and 3 ties.[3][4]

Prairie View A&M[edit]

Dorsey's next move was to be named the 21st head coach for the Prairie View A&M University Panthers located in Prairie View, Texas and he held that position for three seasons, from 2000 until 2002. His coaching record at Prairie View was 5 wins, 27 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 12th at Prairie View in total wins and 17th at Prairie View in winning percentage (.156).[5][6] He resigned after his fifth season.[7]

Greenville Weston High School[edit]

In June 2008, Coach Dorsey was selected by the Greenville Public School District in Greenville, Mississippi to become the next head football coach of the Greenville Weston High School Hornets. This is Dorsey's first ever head coaching job on the high school level.

In March 2010, after just two seasons, the Greenville Public School District School Board relieved Coach Dorsey of his coaching duties. Coach Dorsey leaves Greenville Weston with a 5-14 two-season record.


  1. ^ The Red Zone NFL Draft History
  2. ^ Database Football Statistics, Larry Dorsey NFL stats
  3. ^ Mississippi Valley State Coaching Records
  4. ^ The Sports Network Mississippi Valley State University annual football records
  5. ^ Prairie View A&M University coaching records
  6. ^ "Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University Directory". The Sports Network. 
  7. ^ Topeka Capital Journal, Prairie View coach resigns

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