George Karras

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George Karras
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1928/1929 (age 88–89)
Died March 6, 2017
Playing career
1953–1955 Villanova
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960–1962 Villanova (line)
1963 Wichita State (DL)
1964 UMass (defensive assistant)
1965–1966 Wichita State
1967 UMass (line)
1971–1979 Harvard (assistant)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1983–1986 Denver Broncos (scout)
1987–1997 Los Angeles Raiders (dir. pro pers.)
Head coaching record
Overall 4–15

George Karras (c. 1929 – March 6, 2017) was an American football player, coach, scout and executive. He served as the head football coach at Wichita State University from 1965 to 1966, compiling a record of 4–15. He left Wichita in 1966 to be the line coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was previously the defensive coach there before coming to Wichita in 1964. Karras played college football as a guard at Villanova University from 1953 to 1955.[1] Karras attended high school in Etna, Pennsylvania. He later worked for the United Scouting Combine and as the chief scout in the Northeastern United States for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). In 1987, he was named the director of pro personnel for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders.[2] Karras died on March 6, 2017.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wichita State Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1965–1966)
1965 Wichita State 2–7 0–4 6th
1966 Wichita State 2–8 1–3 T–4th
Wichita State: 4–15 1–7
Total: 4–15