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Encyclopedia > Cam Cameron
Cam Cameron
Date of birth February 6, 1961 (1961-02-06) (age 46)
Place of birth Flag of United States Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Position(s) Head Coach
College Indiana
Team(s) as a coach/administrator

1983-84
1985-93

1994-96

1997-2001

2002-06

2007-present
University of Michigan
(graduate assistant)
(quarterbacks coach)
Washington Redskins
(quarterbacks coach)
Indiana University
(head coach)
San Diego Chargers
(offensive coordinator)
Miami Dolphins
(head coach)

Malcolm "Cam" Cameron (born February 6, 1961 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina) is currently head coach of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was previously offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers and head coach at Indiana University. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM, U of M or U-M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... For more information on the franchises current season, see 2007 Miami Dolphins season. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... For more information on the franchises current season, see 2007 Miami Dolphins season. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...

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Playing career

A multi-sport athlete at Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Cameron was an All-American quarterback at Terre Haute South Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana. His favorite receiver at Terre Haute South Vigo High School was Chris Dezelan. He won the 1979 Trester Award for Mental Attitude as a guard on the high school basketball team which went to the state finals two years in a row. He played football and basketball at Indiana University under coaches Lee Corso and Bob Knight, respectively until a knee injury ended his playing career. As an undergraduate he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduated from Indiana in 1983 with a degree in business. Terre Haute South Vigo High School is a high school located in Terre Haute, Indiana. ... Terre Haute is a city located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Lee Corso (born 1936) is an American sports broadcaster and football analyst. ... Robert Montgomery (Bobby or Bob) Knight (born October 25, 1940, in Massillon, Ohio, USA), also known as The General, is the head mens basketball coach at Texas Tech University. ... nickname: Kappa Sig Founded December 10, 1869 International Headquarters Charlottesville, VA Official Colors Scarlet, White, and Emerald green Official Flower Lily of the valley Official Jewel Pearl Official Badge Official Crest ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with at least 300 chapters and colonies in North America. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Coaching career beginnings

Cameron spent the first ten years of his career at the University of Michigan, where he learned from long-time Wolverine coach Bo Schembechler. After two years as a graduate assistant, he became Michigan's youngest assistant and was responsible for tutoring quarterbacks and receivers. He was instrumental in the development of many future NFL players, including Jim Harbaugh, Elvis Grbac, Todd Collins, Amani Toomer, Derrick Alexander and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard. [1]. Glenn Edward Bo Schembechler (April 1, 1929 – November 17, 2006) was an American college football coach best known as the head coach at the University of Michigan, where he coached the Wolverines from 1969 until 1989. ... James Joseph Jim Harbaugh (born December 23, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers and finally the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bears out of the University of Michigan... Elvis Grbac (born August 13, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former NFL quarterback. ... Todd Collins (born November 5, 1971 in Walpole, Massachusetts) is an American football player who currently is a backup quarterback for the Washington Redskins. ... Amani Toomer (born September 8, 1974 in Berkeley, California) is an American football wide receiver who plays for the New York Giants of the National Football League. ... Derrick Scott Alexander (born November 6, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan) was a wide receiver in the National Football League. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Desmond Howard (born May 15, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football wide receiver and kick returner in the NFL. He played for the Washington Redskins (1992-1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Green Bay Packers (1996, 1999), Oakland Raiders (1997-1998) and Detroit Lions (1999-2002). ...


Professional coaching beginnings

Cameron was the quarterbacks coach for the Washington Redskins between 1994-96. He's credited with guiding quarterback Gus Frerotte to his only Pro Bowl appearance in 1997, and also played a key role in the development of Pro Bowl quarterback Trent Green[2]. City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967... Gus Frerotte (born July 31, 1971 in Ford City, Pennsylvania) is an NFL quarterback playing for the St. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. ...


Return to Indiana

Cameron returned to his alma mater to serve as the head coach for Indiana University in 1997 - a position he held through 2001 where he compiled a record of 18-37. Despite his team's struggles, Cameron helped quarterback Antwaan Randle El develop into a 2001 first-team All-American [3], during which time the Hoosiers averaged 435.3 yards per game. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Antwaan Randle El (born August 17, 1979 in Riverdale, Illinois) is a wide receiver and punt returner for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. ...


Back to the NFL

San Diego Chargers

Cameron is well recognized as one of the NFL's most gifted offensive innovators and play-callers [4] From 2002-2006, he served as the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers. In 2004, San Diego scored 446 points, third-highest in the NFL and the third-most in team history. Following the 2004 campaign, Sports Illustrated named Cameron its Offensive Assistant of the Year. In 2005, the Chargers averaged 26.1 points per game - good for fifth in the NFL in that category. In 2006, the Chargers offense amassed a team-record 494 points while paving the way for league MVP LaDainian Tomlinson to break the single-season touchdown record. He is recognized as the mastermind behind the development of Pro Bowl quarterbacks Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, as well as all-pro tight end Antonio Gates. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Philip Rivers (born December 8, 1981 in Decatur, Alabama) is an American football player who currently plays quarterback for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. In the 2004 NFL Draft, Rivers was obtained in a draft-day trade with the New York Giants -- the Chargers drafted quarterback Eli Manning... Antonio Gates (born June 18, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan) is a football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. Hes listed as 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and 260 pounds. ...


Miami Dolphins

Cameron's success in San Diego did not go unnoticed by NFL teams and he was interviewed for several head coaching positions in recent years, including the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams vacancies following the 2005 season. Cameron also interviewed for the head coaching jobs with the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons during the first week of 2007 before eventually landing the Miami job.[1][2] City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Robert C. McNair General manager Rick Smith Mascot Toro League/Conference affiliations National Football League (2002–present) American Football Conference (2002-present) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Houston Texans (2002–present... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970...


Personal

Cameron was born on February 6, 1961 in Chapel Hill, NC and currently lives in Coronado, California with Missy, his wife, and his children, Thomas, Daniel, Christopher and Elizabeth. He often credits his stepfather, Tom Harp, an assistant under Earl Blaik at the U.S. Military Academy and former head football coach at Cornell, Duke and Indiana State, as being the earliest and most important influence on his desire to get into coaching. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven County Orange County Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - Total  - Water 51. ... Flag of Coronado Coronado is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. ... Tom Harp was a college football coach at Cornell, Duke, and Indiana State. ... Earl Henry Red Blaik (February 15, 1897 - May 6, 1989) was a U.S. football coach. ... Cornell is the name of some places in the United States of America. ... A duke is a nobleman, historically of highest rank and usually controlling a duchy. ... Indiana State University Indiana State University located in Terre Haute, Indiana, was created by an Indiana statute on December 20,1865. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20070102-1736-bn02cameron.html
  2. ^ http://www.palmbeachpost.com/dolphins/content/sports/epaper/2007/01/18/0118finsfeed.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=46

External links

  • Cam Cameron Bio at MiamiDolphins.com
  • Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff at NFL.com
Preceded by
Nick Saban
Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2007-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Norv Turner
San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinators
2002-2006
Succeeded by
Clarence Shelmon
Preceded by
Bill Mallory
Indiana University Head Football Coach
1997-2001
Succeeded by
Gerry DiNardo
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Miami Dolphins Head Coaches

WilsonShulaJohnsonWannstedtBatesSabanCameron Nick Lou Saban (born October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. ... For more information on the franchises current season, see 2007 Miami Dolphins season. ... Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the head coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... Clarence Shelmon (born September 17, 1952 in Bossier City, Louisiana) is the offensive coordinator for the National Football League San Diego Chargers. ... William G. Bill Mallory (born May 20, 1935) has served as head football coach at NCAA Division I programs including Miami University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Northern Illinois University, and Indiana University (1984-1996). ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... Gerry DiNardo (born November 10, 1952) is a former all-american guard at the University of Notre Dame, and also a former college football and XFL head coach. ... For more information on the franchises current season, see 2007 Miami Dolphins season. ... George Wilson was a former professional football player and later a coach in the NFL and AFL for the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ... It has been suggested that Jimmy Jumpup be merged into this article or section. ... Dave Wannstedt (b. ... Jim Bates (born May 31, 1946, in Pontiac, Michigan) is an American football coach. ... Nick Lou Saban (born October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. ...

Woodford • Wollen • Herod • Ferbert • Huddleston • Osgood • Wren • Gonterman • Horne • Sheldon • Childs • Stiehm • Herron • Ingram • Page • Hayes • McMillinSmith • Crimmins • Hicks • DickensPontCorsoWycheMalloryCameronDiNardoHoeppner The Indiana Hoosiers are a college football program that competes in NCAA Division I-A and the Big Ten Conference. ... Ewald O. Stiehm was a college football coach at University of Nebraska, and University of Indiana. ... Bill Ingram was a collegiate football coach at Cal, Indiana, and Navy. ... Alvin Bo McMillin (January 12, 1895 - March 31, 1952) was a Hall-of-Fame college football player, and later successful head coach, who served at both the collegiate and professional levels but who achieved his greatest success at the college level. ... Clyde Smith was a college football coach at Arizona State, and Indiana. ... Phil Dickens served as the head football coach of Indiana University from 1958 to 1964. ... John Pont is a college football coach who has served as head coach at Miami University, Yale University, Northwestern University and Indiana University. ... Lee Corso (born 1936) is an American sports broadcaster and football analyst. ... Sam Wyche is a former head coach, current assistant coach in the NFL, who is probably best known for introducing the use of the No-huddle offense as a standard offense (as opposed to use at the end of the half). ... William G. Bill Mallory (born May 20, 1935) has served as head football coach at NCAA Division I programs including Miami University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Northern Illinois University, and Indiana University (1984-1996). ... Gerry DiNardo (born November 10, 1952) is a former all-american guard at the University of Notre Dame, and also a former college football and XFL head coach. ... Terry Hoeppner, a Woodburn, Indiana native, is the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers football team. ...

Current Head Coaches of the National Football League
American Football Conference
East North South West
Jauron (Buffalo) Billick (Baltimore) Kubiak (Houston) Shanahan (Denver)
Cameron (Miami) Lewis (Cincinnati) Dungy (Indianapolis) Edwards (Kansas City)
Belichick (New England) Crennel (Cleveland) Del Rio (Jacksonville) Kiffin (Oakland)
Mangini (NY Jets) Tomlin (Pittsburgh) Fisher (Tennessee) Turner (San Diego)
National Football Conference
East North South West
Phillips (Dallas) Smith (Chicago) Petrino (Atlanta) Whisenhunt (Arizona)
Coughlin (NY Giants) Marinelli (Detroit) Fox (Carolina) Linehan (St. Louis)
Reid (Philadelphia) McCarthy (Green Bay) Payton (New Orleans) Nolan (San Francisco)
Gibbs (Washington) Childress (Minnesota) Gruden (Tampa Bay) Holmgren (Seattle)

 
 

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