Lawrence W. Kennan (born June 13, 1944) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of the Incarnate Word, a position he assumed in December 2011. Kennan has previously served as the executive director of the NFL Coaches Association from 1998 until 2011. He was the head coach at Lamar University from 1979 to 1981, and for the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football (WLAF) in 1991.
Coaching career [ edit ]
Kennan's coaching career began at his alma mater
La Verne in 1966. After a two-year stint at Garden Grove High School, he resumed his collegiate coaching career at Colorado in 1969 and then served as the offensive coordinator at UNLV (1973–75) and Southern Methodist (1976–78). He was named head coach at Lamar University in 1979, where he coached the Cardinals for three years.
Kennan joined the professional ranks in 1982 when
Tom Flores named him quality control coach on his Los Angeles Raiders staff. The following year, he was promoted to [1 ] quarterbacks coach. He remained with the Raiders for six seasons, before joining the Denver Broncos as the wide receivers coach in 1988. In 1989, Kennan was named the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts.
After two seasons, he was named head coach of the
London Monarchs of the World League of American Football. That year, he led the Monarchs to a 9–1 regular season record and captured the inaugural World Bowl title with a 21–0 victory over the Barcelona Dragons. He returned to the NFL in 1992 when he was named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the [2 ] Seattle Seahawks, where he remained through the 1994 season. [3 ]
In 1995, he joined
Jim Mora’s staff in New Orleans, where he instructed the Saints tight ends for a year before re-joining the Raiders in 1996. After one season as Oakland's quarterbacks coach, Kennan was hired by [4 ] Pete Carroll as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.
In December 2011, after 14 years out of coaching, Kennan succeeded Mike Santiago as the head football coach at the
University of the Incarnate Word. [5 ]
Head coaching record [ edit ]
College [ edit ]
Professional [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Rogers, Thomas (June 7, 1982). "Quality-Control Engineer". The New York Times . Retrieved . August 3, 2014
^ Associated Press (June 10, 1991). "London Monarchs Rule the WLAF With 21-0 Victory Over Barcelona". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . August 3, 2014
^ Smith, Craig (January 8, 1992). "Flores Lures WLAF Coach — Kennan Takes Over Seahawk Offense". The Seattle Times . Retrieved . August 3, 2014
^ Kroichick, Ron (February 28, 1996). "Raiders Hire Coach Who Can Go Deep". San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved . August 3, 2014
^ Flores, David (December 15, 2011). "Former college, NFL coach Kennan 'excited' after accepting UIW job offer". Kens5.com . Retrieved . December 16, 2011