Doyt Perry

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Doyt Perry
Doyt Perry.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1910-01-06)January 6, 1910
Croton, Ohio
Died February 10, 1992(1992-02-10) (aged 82)
Bowling Green, Ohio
Playing career
1929–1931 Bowling Green
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1943 Upper Arlington HS (OH)
1946–1950 Upper Arlington HS (OH)
1951–1954 Ohio State (backfield)
1955–1964 Bowling Green
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1965–1970 Bowling Green
Head coaching record
Overall 77–11–5 (college)
Bowls 0–1
Accomplishments and honors
5 MAC (1956, 1959, 1961–1962, 1964)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1988 (profile)

Doyt L. Perry (January 6, 1910 – February 10, 1992) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as head football coach at Bowling Green State University[1] from 1955 to 1964, compiling a record of 77–11–5, and then became the athletic director for the university. During his tenure as coach, Perry led the Bowling Green Falcons to five Mid-American Conference titles and one small college national championship in 1959. One of the most successful coaches in school history, Perry was elected to College Football Hall of Fame in 1988. The team's football stadium, Doyt Perry Stadium, is named in his honor.

Before coming to Bowling Green, Perry was a backfield coach at Ohio State University from 1951 to 1954, serving on the same staff as Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler. He coached the 1954 Buckeyes, who won the 1955 Rose Bowl and a national championship. Perry was also the head coach at Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio in 1943 and from 1946 to 1950.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American Conference) (1955–1964)
1955 Bowling Green 7–1–1 4–1–1 2nd
1956 Bowling Green 8–0–1 5–0–1 1st
1957 Bowling Green 6–1–2 3–1–2 2nd
1958 Bowling Green 7–2 4–2 3rd
1959 Bowling Green 9–0 6–0 1st
1960 Bowling Green 8–1 5–1 2nd
1961 Bowling Green 8–2 5–1 1st L Mercy
1962 Bowling Green 7–1–1 5–0–1 1st
1963 Bowling Green 8–2 4–2 3rd
1964 Bowling Green 9–1 5–1 1st
Bowling Green: 77–11–5 46–8–5
Total: 77–11–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ "Doyt Perry". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 

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