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September 29, 1929 |
|Alma mater||University of Notre Dame|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1957–1965||Mater Dei HS (CA)|
|1970–1971||Cal State Fullerton|
|1972–1973||Denver Broncos (WR)|
|1975||San Diego Chargers (LB)|
|1976–1981||Philadelphia Eagles (WR)|
|1984||New Orleans Breakers|
|1986–1990||Los Angeles Rams (QB)|
|1991–1992||New England Patriots (OC)|
|1993||Minnesota Vikings (assistant)|
|1994||Houston Oilers (OC)|
|1995–1996||Houston Oilers (OA/PG)|
|1997–1998||St. Louis Rams (WR)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|USFL Coach of the Year (1983)|
Richard P. "Dick" Coury (born September 29, 1929) is a former American collegiate and professional football coach. He served as head football coach at California State University, Fullerton from 1970 to 1971, compiling a record of 13–8–1. Coury also was the head coach for the Portland Storm of the World Football League (WFL) in 1974, and the Boston/New Orleans/Portland Breakers of the United States Football League (USFL) from 1983 to 1985. He was named as the USFL coach of the year in 1983.
A 1951 University of Notre Dame graduate, Coury was not a football player, but served as a student assistant for head coach Frank Leahy. Coury also served as head coach of Mater Dei High School, compiling a record of 85–9–5 from 1957 to 1965 before joining University of Southern California coach John McKay's staff as defensive coordinator.
Coury then moved on to California State University, Fullerton, serving as the school's first head coach in 1970 and 1971, tallying a record of 13–8–1.
Coury has also held coaching positions with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Diego Chargers and served as head coach of the Portland Storm of the World Football League, as well as the three different versions of the United States Football League Breakers franchise, which began in Boston in 1983, moved to New Orleans the next year before then shifting to Portland in 1985..