Dave Logan (American football)

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Dave Logan
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Date of birth (1954-02-02) February 2, 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Fargo, North Dakota
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
College Colorado
NFL draft 1976 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Career history
As player
1976–1983 Cleveland Browns
1984 Denver Broncos

David Russell Logan (born February 2, 1954) is a former American football player, radio personality, and high school coach. Logan played in nine National Football League seasons from 1976 to 1984, primarily for the Cleveland Browns. He has been the Voice of Denver Broncos football for 20 years, serving as the team's color analyst for six seasons prior to sliding into the play-by-play role. He has been a major voice on 850 KOA radio in Denver for nearly 30 years, and in 2016 was the key on-air figure when iHeartMedia launched the radio station "Denver Sports 760".

As of 2016, Logan had coached more than 23 seasons of high school football, making 21 post season appearances, and winning seven state championships. Logan is one of only three players, along with Dave Winfield and Mickey McCarty, to be drafted by the NBA, NFL, and MLB.

Player[edit]

Dave Logan was an All-State football player at Wheat Ridge High School. While in high school, he won The Denver Post's Gold Helmet Award. An award for the state's top senior football player, scholar and citizen.[1] Out of high school, Logan was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 19th round as a pitcher/infielder.[2]

Logan instead chose to attend the University of Colorado where he lettered in both basketball and football. In 1974, he was selected by Playboy as a Pre-season All-American. In 1975, he was selected by The Sporting News as an All-American.[2] In 1976, he was drafted by the NBA's Kansas City Kings in the ninth round (143rd overall pick) and by the Cleveland Browns in the third round.

Logan played for the Cleveland Browns (1976–83) and the Denver Broncos (1984). As a Cleveland Brown, Logan ranked among the top 5 in "virtually every receiving category in the franchise record books."[3]

Radio personality[edit]

After leaving football, Logan began a career in radio. Logan joined the Denver Broncos radio booth in 1990, initially serving as a color analyst before shifting to play-by-play in 1996. He, and KRFX morning-drive host Rick Lewis currently call the Broncos games on 850 KOA radio.[3]

From 1993–2005, he and Scott Hastings hosted "The Zoo" on 850 KOA. After Hastings's departure from the show, Logan continued to broadcast during the same time period with other radio personalities. From 2005–2011, Dave Logan and Lois Melkonian hosted a show in the same time period called "The Ride Home." In 2011 Lois moved to Houston and the show was renamed the "Dave Logan Show." He then was paired with Dave Krieger and later with Susie Wargin through 2015.[3]

Logan is currently the co-host of the "Dave Logan & Susie Wargin Show" (weekdays, 10 AM to noon) on iHeartMedia's Denver Sports 760. The show also features Denver media personality, Brandon Krisztal.

Logan was the 1997 Broadcast Citizen of the Year in Colorado, and has won Colorado Sportscaster of the Year three times (1992, 1993, and 1998).

Coaching[edit]

Despite being a full-time radio personality, Dave Logan began coaching high school football in 1993 at Arvada West. He then moved to Chatfield in 2000 and to J. K. Mullen High School in 2003.[1] By 2016, Logan had taken his teams to the playoffs 21 times and won seven state championships in 23 seasons of coaching.[1]

On January 11, 2012, Mullen's president and CEO Ryan Clement announced that Logan would no longer be coaching the team because the school wanted a coach "who can be a full-time member of the school community and be engaged in every facet."[1] Days after his firing, Mullen High School self reported various recruiting violations to the Colorado High School Athletic Association.[4] In August 2012, the CHSAA concluded its investigation by placing Mullen on a one-year probation and cleared Dave Logan of any wrongdoing. Mullen officials also indicated the infractions were not related to the firing.[4] Two weeks after being fired from Mullen, Logan was hired to coach football at Mullen's rival Cherry Creek High School; Logan's team there won the 5A state championship in 2014.

Logan is the only person in Colorado Prep history to coach Division 5A championship football teams at four different schools.[3] He is known for donating his coaching salary to his assistant coaches.[1]

Other[edit]

Logan was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in the year 2000.

In 2009, Logan launched TeamDaveLogan.com, a web-based consumer referral network of home improvement providers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Devlin, Niel (12 Jan 2012). "Mullen High dismisses Dave Logan as football coach". Denver Post. Retrieved 24 Jan 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Dave Logan, Football & Basketball". University of Colorado. Retrieved 24 Jan 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Meet the Broncos Radio Network Broadcast team". 850 KOA Radio. Retrieved 24 Jan 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Devlin, Niel (20 Aug 2012). "Dave Logan Cleared By CHSAA of Any Wrongdoing in Mullen Investigation". Denver Post. Retrieved 21 Aug 2012. 

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