Darryl Rogers

Darryl Rogers
Rogers in 2010
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1935-05-28)May 28, 1935
Los Angeles, California
Died July 10, 2018(2018-07-10) (aged 83)
Fresno, California
Playing career
1955–1957 Fresno State
Position(s) Wide receiver, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960 Fresno State (ends)
1961–1964 Fresno CC (backfield)
1965 Cal State Hayward
1966–1972 Fresno State
1973–1975 San Jose State
1976–1979 Michigan State
1980–1984 Arizona State
1985–1988 Detroit Lions
1991 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Head coaching record
Overall 129–84–7 (college)
18–40 (NFL)
10–10 (CFL)
Bowls 1–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 CCAA (1968)
1 PCAA (1975)
1 Big Ten (1978)
Awards
Sporting News College Football COY (1978)
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1977)

Darryl Dale Rogers (May 28, 1935 – July 10, 2018)[1] was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at California State College at Hayward—now known as California State University, East Bay (1965), 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 129–84–7. 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.

Professional football coaching career

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.[2] 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.

Personal life

Living in Friant, California in his final years, Rogers was married for over 50 years. He died on July 10, 2018 in Fresno, California at the age of 83.[1][3]

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Cal State Hayward Pioneers (Far Western Conference) (1965–1968)
1965 Cal State Hayward 3–70–0NA
Cal State Hayward: 3–70–0
Fresno State Bulldogs (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1966–1968)
1966 Fresno State 7–33–2T–2nd
1967 Fresno State 3–83–2T–2nd
1968 Fresno State 7–44–01stL Camellia
Fresno State Bulldogs (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1969–1972)
1969 Fresno State 6–41–3T–4th
1970 Fresno State 8–44–23rd
1971 Fresno State 6–53–23rd
1972 Fresno State 6–4–11–3T–3rd
Fresno State: 43–32–119–14
San Jose State Spartans (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1973–1975)
1973 San Jose State 5–4–22–0–22nd
1974 San Jose State 8–3–12–2T–2nd
1975 San Jose State 9–25–01st
San Jose State: 22–9–39–2–2
Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten Conference) (1976–1979)
1976 Michigan State 4–6–13–5T–7th
1977 Michigan State 7–3–16–1–13rd
1978 Michigan State 8–37–1T–1st12
1979 Michigan State 5–63–5T–6th
Michigan State: 24–18–219–12–1
Arizona State Sun Devils (Pacific-10 Conference) (1980–1984)
1980 Arizona State 7–45–34th
1981 Arizona State 9–25–2T–2nd16
1982 Arizona State 10–25–2T–3rdW Fiesta66
1983 Arizona State 6–4–13–3–1T–6th
1984 Arizona State 5–63–46th
Arizona State: 37–18–121–14–1
Total:129–84–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

NFL

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
DET1985 790.4384th in NFC Central--
DET1986 5110.3133rd in NFC Central--
DET1987 4110.2675th in NFC Central--
DET1988 290.1824th in NFC Central--
Total18400.310---

CFL

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostResult
WPG1991 990.5002nd in East Division11Lost in East Final
Total990.500-11-

Coaching tree

Assistant coaches under Darryl Rogers who became NCAA or NFL head coaches:

References

  1. 1 2 Henning, Lynn (July 11, 2018). "Darryl Rogers left his mark with his humanity". The Detroit News. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  2. "Darryl Rogers Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  3. Warszawski, Marek (November 26, 2016). "Worst Fresno State football season over, real work begins for Jeff Tedford". Fresno Bee. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
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