Dennis Roland (American football coach)

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Dennis Roland
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1956-05-19)May 19, 1956
Died January 1, 2008(2008-01-01) (aged 51)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1990 Olivet Nazarene
1996 Middle Georgia JC
1997 Kentucky (TE/RC)
1998–2000 Southwest Baptist
2001–2002 Belhaven
2003 Southeastern Louisiana (AHC/OL)
2004 North Gwinnett HS (GA)
2005–2006 Southeastern Louisiana
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2004–2005 North Gwinnett HS (GA)
Head coaching record
Overall 47–76 (college)
9–3 (high school)

Dennis Roland (May 19, 1956 – January 1, 2008) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Olivet Nazarene University (1986–1990), Southwest Baptist University (1998–2000), Belhaven University (2001–2002), and Southeastern Louisiana University (2005–2006), compiling a career college football record of 47–76. Roland died on January 1, 2008 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[1]

Coaching career[edit]


Roland was the second head football coach at Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi and he held that position for two seasons, from 2001 until 2002. His coaching record at Belhaven was 9–12.[2]

Southeastern Louisiana[edit]

Roland's next position was as the 13th head football coach at Southeastern Louisiana University[3] in Hammond, Louisiana and he held that position for two seasons, from 2005 until 2006. His coaching record at Southeastern Louisiana was 6–15.[4]


Roland died on January 1, 2008 after suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Roland's son, Dennis, Jr., currently plays offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears in the NFL.[5]


  1. ^ a b Southland Conference "Former Southeastern La. Athletic Director And Football Coach Dennis Roland Loses Battle With Cancer" January 2, 2008
  2. ^ Belhaven College coaching records
  3. ^ NCAA News "Transactions" January 31, 2005
  4. ^ Southeastern Louisiana University coaching records Archived February 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 4, 2014). "Wilson excelling as No. 3 receiver". Chicago Bears. Retrieved August 4, 2014.