Doc Urich

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Doc Urich
Doc Urich.jpeg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1928-09-20)September 20, 1928
Toledo, Ohio
Died April 28, 1997(1997-04-28) (aged 68)
Maumee, Ohio
Playing career
1947–1950 Miami (OH)
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951–1955
1956–1963
1964–1965
1966–1968
1969–1970
1971
1972–1975
1976
1978–1980
1981–1983
1984
1985
Miami (OH) (assistant)
Northwestern (assistant)
Notre Dame (assistant)
Buffalo
Northern Illinois
Buffalo Bills (DC)
Denver Broncos (DL)
Denver Broncos (OL)
Washington Redskins (DC)
Green Bay Packers (DL)
Denver Broncos (ST)
Denver Broncos (TE/AOL)
Head coaching record
Overall 24–26
Statistics

Richard Weldon "Doc" Urich (September 20, 1928 – April 28, 1997) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at University at Buffalo from 1966 to 1968 and at Northern Illinois University from 1969 to 1970, compiling a career record of 24–26.

Coaching career[edit]

For 16 years, starting in 1951, Urich was an assistant coach to Ara Parseghian at Miami University, Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame. In 1966, Urich became the head coach at the University of Buffalo.[1] In 1969, Urich became the head coach and at Northern Illinois University. Urich was the 12th head football coach for the Huskies and he held that position for two seasons, from 1969 until 1970. His record at Northern Illinois was 6–14. Urich spent 15 years as an assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL) with the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins, and Green Bay Packers.

Death[edit]

Urich died in 1997 of a heart attack.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Buffalo Bulls (NCAA University Division independent) (1966–1968)
1966 Buffalo 5–5
1967 Buffalo 6–4
1968 Buffalo 7–3
Buffalo: 18–12
Northern Illinois Huskies (NCAA University Division independent) (1969–1970)
1969 Northern Illinois 3–7
1970 Northern Illinois 3–7
Northern Illinois: 6–14
Total: 24–26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doc Urich Named UB’s New Head Football Coach," University of Buffalo Sports History Collection, February 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ex-NIU Coach, NFL Assistant Doc Urich Dies," Chicago Tribune, May 1, 1997.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ray Malavasi
Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
1971
Succeeded by
Jim Dooley