Fred O'Connor

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Fred O'Connor
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1939-09-01) September 1, 1939 (age 77)
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)
1970 Villanova (QB/WR)
1971 Maryland (QB/WR)
1972 Southern Miss (OC/QB)
1973 Villanova (OC)
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)
1987–1989 Catholic
2000–2006 Florida Atlantic (assistant)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1984–1990 Catholic
Head coaching record
Overall 1–6 (NFL)
17–13 (college)

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.[1] 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[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Catholic Cardinals (Independent) (1987–1989)
1987 Catholic 3–7 [2]
1988 Catholic 6–4 [3]
1989 Catholic 8–2 [4]
Total: 17–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (November 1, 1978). "Name Fred O'Connor new coach of 49ers". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Final 1987 Division III Cumulative Football Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA.org. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Final 1988 Division III Cumulative Football Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA.org. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Final 1989 Division III Cumulative Football Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA.org. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 

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