Rip Scherer

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Rip Scherer
Biographical details
Born (1952-08-03) August 3, 1952 (age 70)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1970–1973William & Mary
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1975Penn State (GA)
1976NC State (QB)
1977–1978Hawaii (RB)
1979Virginia (QB)
1980–1986Georgia Tech (QB/OC)
1987Alabama (OC)
1988–1990Arizona (OC)
1991–1994James Madison
2001Kansas (co-OC)
2003–2004Southern Miss (OC)
2005–2008Cleveland Browns (assistant HC / QB)
2009–2010Carolina Panthers (QB)
2011–2012Colorado (assistant HC / QB)
2016–2017UCLA (TE)
2018–2019Los Angeles Chargers (TE)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2013–2015UCLA (associate athletic director for football)
Head coaching record
Tournaments1–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 Yankee Mid-Atlantic Division (1994)

William Bernard "Rip" Scherer Jr. (born August 3, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. In 2018, he was named tight ends coach with the Los Angeles Chargers. Prior to the LA Chargers, Scherer was the tight ends coach for UCLA.

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

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA# TSN°
James Madison Dukes (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (1992–1994)
1991 James Madison 9–4 L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 16
1992 James Madison 4–7
James Madison Dukes (Yankee Conference) (1993–1994)
1993 James Madison 6–5 4–4 3rd (Mid-Atlantic)
1994 James Madison 10–3 6–2 T–1st (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 13
James Madison: 29–19 10–6
Memphis Tigers (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1995)
1995 Memphis 3–8
Memphis Tigers (Conference USA) (1996–2000)
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
Memphis: 22–44 11–19
Total: 51–63
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ McGill, Andrew (December 31, 2012). "Obituary: William 'Rip' Scherer / Former running back at Penn State knew value of hard work". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 26, 2016.