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Sport(s)  Football
1970–1971  Cal State Fullerton
1957–1965  Mater Dei HS (CA)
Name  Dick Coury
1966–1968  USC (DC)
1969  Pittsburgh Steelers

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Born  September 29, 1929 (age 86) Athens, Ohio (1929-09-29)
Alma mater  University of Notre Dame
Role  American football head coach

Education  University of Notre Dame

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Richard P. "Dick" Coury (born September 29, 1929) is a former American collegiate and professional football coach. He is the father of current Lake Oswego High School football head coach Steve Coury. 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.


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. After four seasons, Coury moved up to head the program, compiling a record of 85–9–5 from 1957 to 1965. 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.

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