Seymour "Red" Kelin

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Red Kelin
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1929
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Arthur L. Johnson (NJ) HS
Connecticut (assistant)
Colgate (assistant)
Boston College (DC/LB)
Barcelona Dragons (DC/LB)
Accomplishments and honors
World Bowl (1997)

Seymour "Red" Kelin (born 1920s) is a former American football coach.[1]

Football career[edit]

Known for his defensive knowledge, Kelin became a well-respected football coach throughout his career. Some of his coaching positions included Head Coach at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey, as well as assistant coaching positions at the collegiate level at Colgate University, University of Connecticut, and Boston College. At the professional level, Kelin served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Barcelona Dragons, who were members of the NFL Europe, which folded following the 2007 season.

While at BC, Kelin served as Defensive Coordinator and helped lead the Eagles to a victory in the 1985 Cotton Bowl Classic. Notable players on the team included Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, Bill Romanowski, and Gerard Phelan. During that Season, BC defeated Miami in the magical Hail Flutie game on a last second Hail Mary pass to secure a spot in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Notable Coaches that Kelin coached with or coached include Chris Palmer (football coach), Jack Bicknell, and Kirk Ferentz.


  1. ^ "Connecticut Names Kelin As Offensive Line Coach". The New York Times. May 5, 1968. Retrieved 1 August 2012. "Seymour(Red) Kelin, 39 old, the head coach of..."