Dick Sheridan

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Dick Sheridan
Biographical details
Born (1941-08-09) August 9, 1941 (age 78)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1977Furman (QB/WR)
1986–1992NC State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall121–52–5 (college)
37–8–1 (high school)
Tournaments3–3 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
6 SoCon (1978, 1980–1983, 1985)
AFCA Division I-AA COY (1985)
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (1986)
ACC Coach of the Year (1986)

Dick Sheridan (born August 9, 1941) is a former American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Furman University from 1978 to 1985 and North Carolina State University from 1986 to 1992, compiling a career college football record of 121–52–5. A 1964 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Sheridan coached the Furman Paladins to a 69–23–2 record over eight seasons. His Furman teams won six Southern Conference championships and scored two wins over NC State. In 1985, he was named the AFCA Division I-AA Coach of the Year. His record at NC State was 52–29–3 over seven seasons. He led the Wolfpack to six bowl games.

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Sheridan graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1964. He began his coaching career in the high school football ranks in the state of South Carolina. Sheridan compiled a record of 37–8–1 as a high school head coach and led Orangeburg-Wilkinson Senior High School to the Class AAAA state title in 1971. He joined the staff at Furman in 1973 as quarterbacks and receivers coach.[1]

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistants under Sheridan who became college head coaches:

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Furman Paladins (Southern Conference) (1978–1985)
1978 Furman 8–3 4–1 T–1st
1979 Furman 5–6 4–3 4th
1980 Furman 9–1–1 7–0 1st
1981 Furman 8–3 5–2 1st
1982 Furman 9–3 6–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1983 Furman 10–2–1 6–0–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1984 Furman 8–3 3–3 4th
1985 Furman 12–2 6–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Championship
Furman: 69–23–2 41–10–1
NC State Wolfpack (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1986–1992)
1986 NC State 8–3–1 5–2 T–2nd L Peach
1987 NC State 4–7 4–3 T–3rd
1988 NC State 8–3–1 4–2–1 3rd W Peach 17
1989 NC State 7–5 4–3 T–4th L Copper
1990 NC State 7–5 3–4 6th W All-American
1991 NC State 9–3 5–2 T–2nd L Peach 25 24
1992 NC State 9–3–1 6–2 2nd L Gator 15 17
NC State: 52–29–3 31–18–1
Total: 121–52–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Furman Names Sheridan". The Gaffney Ledger. Gaffney, South Carolina. Associated Press. February 20, 1978. p. 9. Retrieved December 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com open access.