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Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
1. Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil Marker
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Born October 30, 1936, in Calistoga, California
To Louis and Alice (Wilson) Vermeil
Married Carol (Drake) on January 28, 1956
Father to Rick, Dave and Nancy

Spent 32 seasons overall as a coach, 19 as an NFL coach and 15 as an NFL head coach.
Compiled a 17-9-1 record in his first head coaching job at Hillsdale H.S. in San Mateo California
Posted a 8-1 record as head coach at Napa Junior College
As head coach of UCLA from '74-'75, compiled a 15-5-3 record, defeated #1 ranked Ohio State to win the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1976
Is just one of four coaches in NFL history to lead two different teams to the Super Bowl
Is one of only five coaches in NFL history to lead three different teams to the playoffs and 10-win seasons
Posted an overall record in the NFL of 126-114 (.526)
Named "Coach of the Year" on four different levels; high school, junior college, NCAA Division I, and the NFL
Named NFL "Coach of the Year" in 1980 after guiding the Philadelphia Eagles to a 12-4 record and a Super Bowl appearance
Named NFL "Coach of the Year" in 1999 after leading the St.
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Louis Rams to a 13-3 record and a 23-16 Super Bowl victory over the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV
In only five years, became the third winningest coach in Kansas City Chief history
Served as television analyst for CBS and ABC from 1983-1996
In 2003, coached the Kansas City Chiefs to a 13-3 record and an AFC Western Conference Championship
In 2004, named the Sporting News' Co-sportsman of the Year, received the Rozelle Award from the touchdown club of New Orleans and was inducted into the Order of the Leather Helmet by the NFL Alumni Association
Elected to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2001

Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
October 2012

 
Erected 2012 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is January 28, 1956.
 
Location. 37° 7.239′ N, 93° 13.011′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker is outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anthony "Tony" La Russa (here, next to this marker); Thomas Michael "Mike" Shannon (here, next to this marker); Edwin T. "Ned" Reynolds
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(here, next to this marker); William Charles "Bill" Virdon (here, next to this marker); Coach Norm Stewart (here, next to this marker); John V. "Pete" Adkins (here, next to this marker); Dr. Mary Jo Wynn (a few steps from this marker); Jon Thomas Sundvold (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dick Vermeil on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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