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Encyclopedia > Rick Forzano

Rick Forzano (born November 20, 1928) was a football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels, most prominently as head coach of the National Football League's Detroit Lions from 1974-1976. November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames None Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ...


After seeing his football playing career ended by a high school eye injury, Forzano turned to coaching and earned his first two opportunities at two Akron, Ohio high schools. A 1951 stint at Kenmore High School was followed one year later by a season at Hower High School. In 1953, he was promoted to head coach at Hower, where he stayed three seasons and compiled a 10-14-1 record. Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Official website: http://www. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ...


In 1956, he moved on for one year as an assistant at the College of Wooster before spending two seasons in the same capacity at Kent State University. In 1959, he began a five-year stretch as an assistant with the U.S. Naval Academy, helping recruit quarterback Roger Staubach, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1963. 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The College of Wooster is a liberal arts college with fewer than 2000 students located in Wooster, Ohio, in Wayne County, Ohio. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Kent, Ohio, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, and 12 miles from Akron, Ohio. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ... 1978: Roger Staubach on SI Roger Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman and former American professional football player. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football and is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... Template:C20YearInnTopic 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


That success led to his first college head coaching position at the University of Connecticut, where he was 7-10-1 in two years. In 1966, he moved up as an NFL coach with the first of two seasons as the St. Louis Cardinals' offensive backfield coach. Returning to Ohio in 1968, he served one year in that same role as a Cincinnati Bengals assistant under the legendary Paul Brown. On January 15, 1969, he then took the head coaching position at the U.S. Naval Academy. University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Fight song None Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown General manager Duke Tobin Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey Local radio Flagship stations: WSAI (1360 AM), WLW (700 AM), and WOFX (92. ... Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) A seminal figure in American football history, Brown is considered the father of the modern offense, with many also adding that he ranks as the greatest football coach in history. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ...


After putting together a 10-33 record (including three losses to arch-rival Army), Forzano resigned on February 1, 1973. The decision came when he accepted an offer to become an assistant coach position with the Detroit Lions under Don McCafferty, who had worked with him at Kent State in the late 1950s. When McCafferty died suddenly of a heart attack on July 28, 1974, Forzano was named to replace him. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... Don McCafferty (March 12, 1921 - July 28, 1974), was a football coach who, in his first year as head coach of the Baltimore Colts, led the team to a victory in Super Bowl V. McCafferty played college football at Ohio State University under Paul Brown, where he was a key... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ...


However, Forzano was unable to improve the team and resigned on October 4, 1976 after the team lost three of its first four games. Forzano finished his Lions' tenure with a 15-17 record and never returned to coaching, focusing on his own company, Rick Forzano Associates. The company, based in Detroit, served as a manufacturer's representative. In addition to those duties, he also served as a commentator for Big Ten Conference football games. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Big Ten Conference The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest college athletic conference. ...

Preceded by:
Don McCafferty
Detroit Lions Head Coaches
1974–1976
Succeeded by:
Tommy Hudspeth
Preceded by:
Bob Ingalls
University of Connecticut Head Football Coach
1964- 1965
Succeeded by:
John Toner

 
 

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