Dick Coury

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Dick Coury
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1929-09-29) September 29, 1929 (age 89)
Athens, Ohio
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1957–1965 Mater Dei HS (CA)
1966–1968 USC (DC)
1969 Pittsburgh Steelers (assistant)
1970–1971 Cal State Fullerton
1972–1973 Denver Broncos (WR)
1974 Portland Storm
1975 San Diego Chargers (LB)
1976–1981 Philadelphia Eagles (WR)
1983 Boston Breakers
1984 New Orleans Breakers
1985 Portland Breakers
1986–1990 Los Angeles Rams (QB)
1991–1992 New England Patriots (OC)
1993 Minnesota Vikings (assistant)
1994 Houston Oilers (OC)
1995–1996 Houston Oilers (OA/PG)
1997–1998 St. Louis Rams (WR)
Head coaching record
Overall 13–8–1 (college)
85–9–5 (high school)
Accomplishments and honors
USFL Coach of the Year (1983)

Richard P. Coury (born September 29, 1929) is a former American football coach. He served as head football coach at California State University, Fullerton from 1970 to 1971, compiling a record of 13–8–1. Coury also was the head coach for the Portland Storm of the World Football League (WFL) in 1974, and the Boston/New Orleans/Portland Breakers of the United States Football League (USFL) from 1983 to 1985. He was named as the USFL coach of the year in 1983.[1]

A 1951 University of Notre Dame graduate, Coury was not a football player, but served as a student assistant for head coach Frank Leahy. His first coaching position was an assistant at Mater Dei High School in 1953.[2] After four seasons, Coury moved up to head the program, compiling a record of 85–9–5 from 1957 to 1965.[3] He then joined University of Southern California coach John McKay's staff as defensive coordinator in 1966.

Coury then moved on to California State University, Fullerton, serving as the school's first head coach in 1970 and 1971, tallying a record of 13–8–1.

Coury has also held coaching positions with the Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League. His last coaching job was with the St. Louis Rams before he retired in 1999 to become a scout.[4]

Coury is the father of current Lake Oswego High School football head coach Steve Coury.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Cal State Fullerton Titans (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1970–1971)
1970 Cal State Fullerton 6–4–1 3–1 2nd
1971 Cal State Fullerton 7–4 3–1 2nd
Cal State Fullerton: 13–8–1 6–2
Total: 13–8–1


  1. ^ USFL Coach Of Year Goes To Dick Coury
  2. ^ NFL coach recalls first boss
  3. ^ Mater Dei Monarchs Football History
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times; January 20, 1999
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