Carmen Cozza

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Carmen Cozza
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1930-06-30) June 30, 1930 (age 86)
Parma, Ohio
Playing career
Football
1949–1951 Miami (OH)
Baseball
1950–1952 Miami (OH)
1952 Fargo-Moorhead Twins
1952 Cedar Rapids Indians
1953 Superior Blues
Position(s) Quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1956–1962 Miami (OH) (assistant)
1963–1964 Yale (assistant)
1965–1996 Yale
Head coaching record
Overall 179–119–5
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
10 Ivy League (1967–1969, 1974, 1976–1977, 1979–1981, 1989)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2002 (profile)

Carmen Louis "Carm" Cozza (born June 10, 1930) is a former American football and baseball player and coach of football. He served as the head football coach at Yale University from 1965 to 1996, winning ten Ivy League championships and compiling a record of 179–119–5. Cozza was named UPI New England Coach of the Year four times and Eastern Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2002.

Cozza, the son of Italian immigrants, played quarterback at Miami University under coaches Ara Parseghian and Woody Hayes, graduating from Miami in 1952. While at Miami he was a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. He also played baseball at Miami, and later played for minor league affiliates of the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. Cozza was an assistant football coach at Miami from 1956 to 1962 under his fellow Miami alumnus, John Pont. When Pont was named head coach at Yale in 1963, Cozza accompanied him there. Cozza became head coach at Yale in 1965 after Pont accepted the head coaching job at Indiana University.

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