Darryl Rogers

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Darryl Rogers
Darryl Rogers.jpg
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1935-05-28) May 28, 1935 (age 79)
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
1955–1957Fresno State
Position(s)Wide receiver, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1961–1965
1966–1972
1973–1975
1976–1979
1980–1984
1985–1988
1991
Cal State Hayward (DB)
Fresno State
San Jose State
Michigan State
Arizona State
Detroit Lions
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Head coaching record
Overall126–77–7 (college)
18–40 (NFL)
9–9 (CFL)
Bowls1–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Pacific Coast Athletic Association (1975)
1 Big Ten (1978)
Awards
Sporting News College Football COY (1978)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1977)
 
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Darryl Rogers
Darryl Rogers.jpg
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1935-05-28) May 28, 1935 (age 79)
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
1955–1957Fresno State
Position(s)Wide receiver, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1961–1965
1966–1972
1973–1975
1976–1979
1980–1984
1985–1988
1991
Cal State Hayward (DB)
Fresno State
San Jose State
Michigan State
Arizona State
Detroit Lions
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Head coaching record
Overall126–77–7 (college)
18–40 (NFL)
9–9 (CFL)
Bowls1–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Pacific Coast Athletic Association (1975)
1 Big Ten (1978)
Awards
Sporting News College Football COY (1978)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1977)

Darryl Dale Rogers (born May 28, 1935) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at California State University, Fresno (1966–1972), San Jose State University (1973–1975), Michigan State University (1976–1979), and Arizona State University (1980–1984), compiling a career college football record of 126–77–7. Rogers was then the head coach of the National Football League's Detroit Lions from 1985 to 1988, where his record was 18–40. In 1991, served as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) coaching the Blue Bombers to a 9–9 record and an appearance in the East Final. After the CFL stint, Rogers was named head coach of the Arkansas Miners of the fledgling Professional Spring Football League. However, the league never made it out of its first training camp and folded just ten days before the start of the 1992 season.

College football coaching career[edit]

Rogers' career as a head football coach started when he became the head coach of Fresno State in 1966. Rogers holds the distinction of being the head coach at 4 different schools over 18 seasons without being fired at any point. He moved to San Jose State Spartans football, Michigan State, Arizona State, and then the NFL's Detroit Lions over that time.

Professional football coaching career[edit]

Rogers was hired by the Detroit Lions in 1985 as head coach. He went 7–9 in 1985 (with home wins over four playoff teams), 5–11 in 1986, 4–11 in 1987, and 2–9 in 1988, for a career record with the Lions of 18–40.[1] One of his more famous quotes during his unsuccessful tenure with the Lions was when he once wondered aloud to reporters after a loss, "What does a coach have to do around here to get fired?" He was succeeded by Wayne Fontes.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffsCoaches#AP°
Fresno State Bulldogs (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1966–1968)
1966Fresno State7–3
1967Fresno State3–8
1968Fresno State7–4
Fresno State Bulldogs (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1969–1972)
1969Fresno State6–41–3T–4th
1970Fresno State8–44–23rd
1971Fresno State6–53–23rd
1972Fresno State6–4–11–3T–3rd
Fresno State:43–32–19–10
San Jose State Spartans (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1973–1975)
1973San Jose State5–4–22–0–22nd
1974San Jose State8–3–12–2T–2nd
1975San Jose State9–25–01st
San Jose State:22–9–39–2–2
Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten Conference) (1976–1979)
1976Michigan State4–6–13–5T–7th
1977Michigan State7–3–16–1–13rd
1978Michigan State8–37–1T–1st12
1979Michigan State5–63–5T–6th
Michigan State:24–18–219–12–1
Arizona State Sun Devils (Pacific-10 Conference) (1980–1984)
1980Arizona State7–45–34th
1981Arizona State9–25–2T–2nd16
1982Arizona State10–25–2T–3rdW Fiesta66
1983Arizona State6–4–13–3–1T–6th
1984Arizona State5–63–46th
Arizona State:37–18–121–14–1
Total:126–77–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darryl Rogers Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 

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