Don Lawrence (American football)

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Don Lawrence
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1937-06-04) June 4, 1937 (age 78)
Cleveland, Ohio
Alma mater Notre Dame
Playing career
1959–1961 Washington Redskins
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1964–1965
1966
1967–1970
1971–1973
1974–1975
1976–1977
1978–1979
1980
1981–1982
1983–1984
1985–1986
1987–1988
1989
1990–1997
2000
2002–2003
2005
2006
2007
2011–2012
Kansas State (assistant)
Cincinnati (assistant)
Virginia (DC)
Virginia
TCU (DC)
Missouri (assistant)
BC Lions (OL)
Kansas City Chiefs (ST)
Kansas City Chiefs (DL)
Buffalo Bills (DC/DL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DL)
Kansas City Chiefs (DL)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (OL)
Buffalo Bills (TE)
Arizona Cardinals (TE)
Frankfurt Galaxy (OL)
Amsterdam Admirals (OL)
Cologne Centurions (assistant)
Berlin Thunder (OC/OL)
Omaha Nighthawks (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 11–22
Statistics

Donald Jerome Lawrence (born June 4, 1937) is the former American football offensive coordinator for the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europa. He won two World Bowl rings with the Amsterdam Admirals and Frankfurt Galaxy. As the tight ends coach from 1990 to 1993, he took the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls. He coached at Notre Dame, Kansas State, Cincinnati, Texas Christian, and Missouri.

Lawrence served as the head football coach at the University of Virginia. He played college football at Notre Dame. He played three seasons in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.

During his 45-year coaching career Coach Lawrence is unique in having coached in four straight Super Bowls (NFL) and four straight World Bowls (NFLE).

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Virginia Cavaliers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1971–1973)
1971 Virginia 3–8 2–3 T–3rd
1972 Virginia 4–7 1–5 T–6th
1973 Virginia 4–7 3–3 4th
Virginia: 11–22 6–11
Total: 11–22
Preceded by
Bobby Ross
Kansas City Chiefs Special Teams Coach
1980
Succeeded by
Frank Gansz
Preceded by
Tom Catlin
Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
1983–1984
Succeeded by
Hank Bullough