June 13, 1944 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1966||La Verne (backfield)|
|1967–1968||Garden Grove HS (assistant)|
|1972||Arvada West HS (assistant)|
|1982||Los Angeles Raiders (QC)|
|1983–1987||Los Angeles Raiders (QB)|
|1988||Denver Broncos (WR)|
|1989–1990||Indianapolis Colts (OC)|
|1992–1994||Seattle Seahawks (OC/QB)|
|1995||New Orleans Saints (TE)|
|1996||Oakland Raiders (QB)|
|1997||New England Patriots (OC)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1998–2011||NFL Coaches Association (ED)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|WLAF Coach of the Year (1991)|
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.
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 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 Seattle Seahawks, where he remained through the 1994 season.
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 Pete Carroll as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.
Head coaching record
|Lamar Cardinals (Southland Conference) (1979–1981)|
|Incarnate Word Cardinals (Lone Star Conference) (2012)|
|Incarnate Word Cardinals (NCAA Division I FCS independent) (2013)|
|Incarnate Word Cardinals (Southland Conference) (2014–present)|
|London Monarchs (World League of American Football) (1991)|
|1991||London Monarchs||11–1||1–1||1st (European)||W World Bowl '91|
- 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.