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Encyclopedia > Don Strock
Don Strock
Strock being announced as FIU's first head coach
Title Head coach
College Florida International
Sport Football
Team Record 15-41
Born November 27, 1950
Place of birth Flag of United States Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Career Highlights
Overall 15-41
Coaching Stats
College Football DataWarehouse
School as a player
1969?-1973 Virginia Tech
Position Quarterback
Coaching positions
2002-2006 Florida International

Don Strock (born November 27, 1950 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania) is a college football head coach and former player who until recently was the head coach of the Florida International University football team. Image File history File links Strock. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... This List of colleges and universities in the United States includes colleges and universities in the U.S. that grant four-year baccalaureate and/or post-graduate masters and doctorate degrees. ... Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university located in Miami, Florida, well-known for its architecture, business, engineering, and hospitality management programs. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech (also known as VPI), is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, veterinary medicine, and business programs are considered to be among... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university located in Miami, Florida, well-known for its architecture, business, engineering, and hospitality management programs. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university located in Miami, Florida, well-known for its architecture, business, engineering, and hospitality management programs. ...

Contents

Playing career

College

Strock played collegiately at Virginia Tech and graduated in 1973. In 1972, Strock led the nation in total passing and total offense, yet finished only ninth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech (also known as VPI), is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, veterinary medicine, and business programs are considered to be among... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 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. ...


To date, Strock still holds many collegiate football passing records at his alma mater Virginia Tech[1] and was inducted into the Virginia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 1985.[2] Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ...


Professional

Strock played in the NFL as a quarterback and spent the majority of his professional career with the Miami Dolphins (1973-1987). He also played one season each with the Cleveland Browns (1988) and Indianapolis Colts (1989) before retiring as a player. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, White, and Navy Blue Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002...


Strock is well-remembered for coming off the bench on January 2, 1982, for the Miami Dolphins in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at the Miami Orange Bowl. Strock led Miami from a 24-0 deficit to tie the score in the 3rd quarter. Ultimately, Miami lost the game to San Diego, 41-38, in overtime. The game is also remembered for the image of San Diego tight end Kellen Winslow being helped off the field by his teammates while suffering from exhaustion. Strock finished the game with 29 of 43 completions for 403 yards and four touchdowns, with one interception. The game later became known as The Epic in Miami and has entered NFL lore as one of the greatest games ever in NFL history. January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, White, and Navy Blue Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The NFL playoffs following the 1981 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVI. // at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York TV: NBC Starting Quarterbacks: Buffalo Bills - Joe Ferguson 12 New York Jets - Richard Todd 14 Bills defensive back Bill Simpson interception at the Buffalo 1-yard line with 2... 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... The Miami Orange Bowl is a stadium in the City of Miami, Florida, near downtown. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ... The Epic In Miami is the name given to a National Football League AFC divisional playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins that took place on January 2, 1982 in the Miami Orange Bowl. ... National Football League lore is a collection of information that NFL fans retain and share. ...


Coaching career

Arena Football League, the World League and the NFL

Strock began his coaching career as the head coach of the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League for one season in 1993. The following season he moved on to be the head coach of the Massachusetts Marauders and again only stayed for one season. He then moved on to be an assistant coach of the Rhein Fire in the World League during 1995 season. Between 1996-1998 seasons, he was the quarterbacks coach of the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL. Categories: Stub | Defunct American football teams | Miami sports ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Year founded 1988 Year folded 1994 Prior names Detroit Drive ArenaBowl championships 4: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 // The Detroit Drive were a professional American football team playing as an Arena Football League team from 1988-1993. ... Year Founded 1995 Home Field LTU Arena City Düsseldorf, Germany Team Colors Maroon, Black, Gold and White Head Coach Jim Tomsula Championships 2 (1998, 2000) The Rhein Fire is a franchise in NFL Europe, formerly the World League of American Football. Established in Germany in 1995, depending on your... The World League of American Football (WLAF) was founded in 1990 with support from the NFL to play semi-professional American Football in North America, Europe and later maybe Asia. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens...


Florida International University

On September 13, 2000, Strock was named the first head football coach in FIU's history. He was named to the position just shy of two years before the university's inaugural football game. Prior to being named head coach he was the director of football operations a job he had obtained the year before. His overall record through the 2006 football season was 15-41. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 15, 2006 Strock resigned as head coach of the FIU Golden Panthers. Of his 15 career victories, none came during the 2006 campaign and only three of them came against Division I-A opponents. His resignation came after an 0-9 start and a much publicized brawl against the University of Miami Hurricanes caused 16 players from FIU to be suspended.[1] See Miami-FIU brawl. His resignation became effective following FIU's last game against Troy University on December 2, 2006. November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... The Miami-FIU brawl, a bench-clearing brawl between two college football teams, is one of the largest brawls in the history of collegiate sports. ... Troy Worldwide Logo Troy University (formerly Troy State University) is a public university located in Troy, Alabama and founded in 1887. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Virginia Tech Hall of Fame
Preceded by
David Woodley
Miami Dolphins Starting Quarterbacks
1981 (alternately with David Woodley)
Succeeded by
David Woodley
Preceded by
Program started
Florida International University Head Football Coach
2002–2006
Succeeded by
Mario Cristobal

StrockCristobal David Woodley (October 25, 1958 – May 4, 2003) was an American football player, playing quarterback for LSU and the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... List of Miami Dolphins starting quarterbacks: Joey Harrington, 2006 Daunte Culpepper, 2006 Gus Frerotte, 2005 A.J. Feeley, 2004 Jay Fiedler, 2003-2004 Brian Griese, 2003 Jay Fiedler, 2000-2003 Dan Marino, 1983-1999 David Woodley, 1980 David Woodley and Don Strock, 1981 David Woodley, 1982 Bob Griese, 1967-1979... David Woodley (October 25, 1958 – May 4, 2003) was an American football player, playing quarterback for LSU and the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... David Woodley (October 25, 1958 – May 4, 2003) was an American football player, playing quarterback for LSU and the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university located in Miami, Florida, well-known for its architecture, business, engineering, and hospitality management programs. ... Mario Manuel Cristobal (born September 24, 1970 in Miami, Florida) is a college football head coach and former player who is the current head coach of the Florida International University football team. ... List of Miami Dolphins starting quarterbacks: 2006 - Daunte Culpepper, Joey Harrington and Cleo Lemon 2005 - Gus Frerotte and Sage Rosenfels, 2005 2004 - Jay Fiedler, A.J. Feeley, and Sage Rosenfels 2003 - Jay Fiedler and Brian Griese 2002 - Jay Fiedler and Ray Lucas 2000-2001 - Jay Fiedler 1999 - Dan Marino and... Malcom Richard Dick Wood (born February 29, 1936 in Lanett, Alabama) is a former American football quarterback who played at Auburn before being drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1959. ... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... David Woodley (October 25, 1958 – May 4, 2003) was an American football player, playing quarterback for LSU and the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jay Brian Fiedler (born December 29, 1971) is an American football quarterback, and is currently a free agent. ... Brian David Griese (born March 18, 1975, Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He is the son of former NFL great Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins. ... Adam Joshua Feeley (born May 16, 1977 in Caldwell, Idaho) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Gus Frerotte (born July 31, 1971 in Ford City, Pennsylvania) is an NFL quarterback playing for the St. ... Daunte Culpepper (born January 28, 1977 in Ocala, Florida) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Miami Dolphins franchise. ... John Joseph Joey Harrington Jr. ... Cleo Lemon (born August 16, 1979 in Greenwood, Mississippi) is an American football player who currently is a backup quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. ... The Florida International Golden Panthers are a mid-major college football program located in Miami, Florida. ... Mario Manuel Cristobal (born September 24, 1970 in Miami, Florida) is a college football head coach and former player who is the current head coach of the Florida International University football team. ...


Florida International University

Academics Download high resolution version (900x890, 379 KB)FIU Logo File links The following pages link to this file: Florida International University ... Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university located in Miami, Florida, well-known for its architecture, business, engineering, and hospitality management programs. ...

School of ArchitectureCollege of Business AdministrationCollege of Engineering and ComputingFrost Art MuseumHonors CollegeInternational Hurricane Research CenterCollege of LawCollege of MedicineModesto Maidique • Wolfsonian-FIU • Chuck Perry The School of Architecture (or SoA) at Florida International University, located in Miami, FL in the United States, is part of the College of Architecture and the Arts at FIU and is one of the youngest schools in the university. ... The College of Business Administration is one of the colleges at Florida International University, which is located in Miami, FL in the United States. ... The College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University, located in Miami, FL in the United States is one of the oldest colleges in the university. ... The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum or simply known as the Frost Art Museum is a Florida International University museum located on-campus. ... FIU Honors College Logo The Florida International University Honors College is an academic college located on-campus at Florida International University in Miami, FL. The Honors program opened in 1990 and the Honors College in 1997. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... The FIU College of Law logo The College of Law at Florida International University is one of the youngest American law schools. ... The College of Medicine at Florida International University, located in Miami, FL in the United States was approved by the Florida Board of Governors on March 23, 2006 and its inaugural class is expected to enroll 45 new students for the Fall of 2009, becoming the first graduating class in... Dr. Modesto A. Mitch Maidique (pronounced may-DEEK, born in Havana, Cuba March 20, 1940) has been the President of Florida International University since 1986, making him by far the longest serving University President in the State of Florida. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Chuck Perry was the founding president of Florida International University in Miami, FL in 1965. ...

Athletics

Golden PanthersFIU Football • Miami-FIU brawl • Roary RageMario CristobalDon StrockTony NathanShula BowlFIU StadiumPharmed ArenaUniversity Park StadiumConference USASun Belt Conference The FIU logo displaying the Golden Panther mascot. ... Head Coach Mario Cristobal 1st Year, 0-0-0 Home Stadium FIU Stadium Capacity 13,000 - AstroPlay Conference Sun Belt Conference Website FIUSports. ... The Miami-FIU brawl, a bench-clearing brawl between two college football teams, is one of the largest brawls in the history of collegiate sports. ... Roary Rage is the team mascot used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. ... Mario Manuel Cristobal (born September 24, 1970 in Miami, Florida) is a college football head coach and former player who is the current head coach of the Florida International University football team. ... Tony Nathan was born in 1956. ... The Shula Bowl is a yearly college football game between FAU and FIU. The games winner receives a traveling trophy, named the Don Shula Award, for a year. ... FIU Stadium is a stadium located at the University Park campus of Florida International University in Miami, Florida. ... Pharmed Arena is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Miami, Florida. ... University Park Stadium is a baseball stadium located on the University Park campus of Florida International University in Miami, Florida. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ...

Campus Life

Miami, FloridaSouth BeachWRGP Radiate FMUniversity ParkEngineering CenterBiscayne Bay Campus Nickname: The Magic City Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... The famous Ocean Drive on South Beach at night. ... WRGP Radiate FM is the student radio station of Florida International University in Miami, FL. WRGP broadcasts on 88. ... University Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, so named because it houses the main campus of Florida International University. ... The Engineering Center is a research engineering center part of Florida International Universitys main campus (less than two miles away) in Miami, FL. It is home to the College of Engineering and Computing and the Motorola Nanofabrication Research Facility, the first centralized facility of its kind in Florida, the... View of the Wolfe University Center, Aquatic Center, and the Hospitality Management Building at the Biscayne Bay Campus. ...


 
 

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