Al Michaels (American football coach)

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Al Michaels
Sport(s) Football, golf
Biographical details
Born (1911-11-14)November 14, 1911
DuBois, Pennsylvania[1]
Died October 17, 1991(1991-10-17) (aged 79)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Playing career
1933–1934 Penn State
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1935–1953 Penn State (assistant)
1954–1970 NC State (DC)
1971 NC State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1975–1977 NC State (assistant AD)
Head coaching record
Overall 3–8

Al Michaels (November 14, 1911 – October 17, 1991) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. Defensive Coordinator for North Carolina State University under Earle Edwards from 1954 to 1970, he has long been considered one of the games most influential defensive minds with his famous "white shoes defense".[2] He acted as interim head football coach for the 1971 team, hiring protege Chuck Amato to his first full-time assistant job during his tenure as head coach.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
NC State Wolfpack (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1971)
1971 NC State 3–8 2–5 7th
NC State: 3–8 2–5
Total: 3–8