Rip Scherer

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Rip Scherer
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Assistant Athletic Director for football
Biographical details
Born (1952-08-03) August 3, 1952 (age 63)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1970–1973 William & Mary
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1975 Penn State (GA)
1976 NC State (QB)
1977–1978 Hawaii (RB)
1979 Virginia (QB)
1980–1986 Georgia Tech (QB/OC)
1987 Alabama (OC)
1988–1990 Arizona (OC)
1991–1994 James Madison
1995–2000 Memphis
2001 Kansas (Co-OC)
2003–2004 Southern Miss (OC)
2005–2008 Cleveland Browns (Asst HC/QB)
2009–2010 Carolina Panthers (QB)
2011–2012 Colorado (Asst HC/QB)
Head coaching record
Overall 51–63

Rip Scherer (born August 3, 1952) is a former college and professional football coach and current Assistant Athletic Director for Football at UCLA. He previously served as quarterbacks coach/assistant head coach for the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, offensive coordinator for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, offensive coordinator for the Kansas Jayhawks, head coach of the Memphis Tigers, head coach of the James Madison Dukes, offensive coordinator of the Arizona Wildcats, offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide, quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, quarterbacks coach of the Virginia Cavaliers, running backs coach of the Hawaii Warriors, and quarterbacks coach of the NC State Wolfpack. He started his coaching at Penn State in 1974.

Rip Scherer is the cousin of Kevin Colbert, Vice President of Football Operations for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is also the son of longtime Pittsburgh-area high school coach Rip Scherer, Jr.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
James Madison Dukes (ECAC / Yankee) (1991–1994)
1991 James Madison 9–4
1992 James Madison 4–7
1993 James Madison 6–5 4–4 T-6th (Mid-Atlantic)
1994 James Madison 10–3 6–2 T-2nd (Mid-Atlantic)
Memphis Tigers (Independent / Conference USA) (1995–2000)
1995 Memphis 3–8
1996 Memphis 4–7 2–3 T-3rd
1997 Memphis 4–7 2–4 T-4th
1998 Memphis 2–9 1–5 T-7th
1999 Memphis 5–6 4–2 T-2nd
2000 Memphis 4–7 2–5 T-7th
Total: 51–63
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

Table reference[2]


  1. ^ [1] McGill, Andrew. Obituary: William "Rip" Scherer. Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 31, 2012.
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Rip Scherer Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 

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