September 1, 1939 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Alma mater||East Stroudsburg State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1962–1963||Oceanside HS (assistant)|
|1964–1965||Newfield HS (assistant)|
|1966–1969||C. W. Post (assistant)|
|1972||Southern Miss (OC/QB)|
|1974||Florida Blazers (OB)|
|1975–1977||Chicago Bears (OB)|
|1978||San Francisco 49ers (OC)|
|1978||San Francisco 49ers (interim)|
|1979–1980||Washington Redskins (OB)|
|1981||Montreal Alouettes (OC)|
|2000–2006||Florida Atlantic (assistant)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Fred O'Connor (born September 1, 1939) is a former American football coach and administrator whose career spanned more than 30 years at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. He served in coaching positions in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), and World Football League (WFL). Most notably, O'Connor was the interim head coach of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers for the last seven games of the 1978 season, posting a mark of 1–6. He also was the executive director of athletics at The Catholic University of America from May 1984 until April 1990 and served as the Cardinals head football coach for three seasons (1987–1989), compiling an overall college football record of 17 wins and 13 losses.
Head coaching record
|Catholic Cardinals (NCAA Division III independent) (1987–1989)|
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|SF||1978||1||6||0||.143||4th in NFC West||–||–||–||–|
- Associated Press (November 1, 1978). "Name Fred O'Connor new coach of 49ers". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- "Final 1987 Division III Cumulative Football Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA.org. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- "Final 1988 Division III Cumulative Football Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA.org. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- "Final 1989 Division III Cumulative Football Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA.org. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- Homer Fred O'Connor, Statistics, and Category Ranks - Pro-Football-Reference.com
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