Bear Bryant
Joe Namath
Don Shula
University of Miami
Kim Helton
Gary Gibbs

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Howard Schnellenberger

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Howard Schnellenberger

Retired American football coach with long service at both the professional and college levels add

Category: Football

Born in 1934.

Countries: United States (45%), Florida (20%), Alabama (15%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, Don Shula

Linked to: Florida Atlantic University, University of Alabama, University of Louisville, College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS




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Howard Schnellenberger was born in 1934 add something


Schnellenberger is famous for recruiting Joe Namath to the University of Alabama for Bear Bryant in 1961 add something


Schnellenberger served as offensive coordinator under his college coach Bear Bryant at the Alabama, helping Alabama win three national championships in 1961, 1964 and 1965 before leaving in 1966 to take a job in the NFL as receivers coach of the Los Angeles Rams under George Allen, was hired by Don Shula in 1970 to become the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins and parlaying the success of Miami's 1972 perfect season into becoming the new head coach of the Baltimore Colts in 1973 add something


Joe Namath - Between 1962 and 1964, Namath played for the Alabama Crimson Tide program under head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and his offensive coordinator Howard Schnellenberger


He worked extensively as an assistant coach at the college and pro levels, including as part of the staff of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins add something


Schnellenberger's Colts went 4-10 in his one full season but managed to pull an upset on the defending Super Bowl Champion Dolphins towards the end of the 1973 season, though the Dolphins's second-team played most of the game add something


After the Colts started the 1974 season 0-3, Schnellenberger was fired and replaced by Joe Thomas add something


The Cardinals had not had a winning season since 1978, and only two winning records in the previous 12 years add something


Kim Helton - In 1979, he was hired by Howard Schnellenberger to serve as the offensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes


He coached Miami to a National Championship in 1983, defeating Nebraska in the 50th Orange Bowl add something


Jimmy Johnson (American football coach) - In 1984, Johnson was hired by the &University_of_Miami to replace former coach Howard Schnellenberger, who had won Miami 's first national championship in 1983 and departed for the recently formed United States Football League


Late in the 1994 season, Oklahoma head coach Gary Gibbs was forced to resign, but was allowed to finish out the season add something


Schnellenberger left Louisville, Kentucky after the 1994 season add something


Schnellenberger was hired to replace him on December 16, 1994 add something


The Sooners closed out the season with their second-straight shutout, a 37-0 loss at No. 1 1995 Nebraska, which prevented Oklahoma from attaining a winning season or a bowl venue add something


On December 19, 1995, Schnellenberger resigned unexpectedly after one season, stating that "in recent months a climate has developed toward the program, understandably in some cases and perhaps unfairly in others, that has changed my outlook on the situation add something


John Blake (American football) - Blake served as the head coach for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1996 to 1998, succeeding the one-year term of Howard Schnellenberger


After a few years out of the limelight, Schnellenberger resurfaced in 1998 add something


The Cardinals went to nine straight bowl games from 1998 to 2006 add something


For their first practice in 2000, the Owls had 160 walk-ons and 22 scholarship players add something


FAU football played their first game on September 1, 2001, losing to Slippery Rock 40–7 after the FAU administration failed to certify 13 Owls starters in time to play add something


His son, Stephen, was diagnosed as an infant with a rare form of endocrine cancer but lived a normal childhood and became an insurance broker in Florida; however, during a 2003 surgery, his heart stopped and he suffered brain damage that left him in a semi-comatose state add something


After playing four years at the Division I-AA level, FAU moved to the Sun Belt Conference and Division I-A level in 2005 add something


After two seasons in the Sun Belt, FAU football won the 2007 Conference title and secured its first ever bowl invitation, defeating Memphis 44–27 in the New Orleans Bowl add something


For his success in 2007, Coach Schnellenberger was awarded the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year add something


In 2008, Coach Schnellenberger led his 6-6 FAU Owls to a post-season bid at the Motor City Bowl against the Central Michigan Chippewas add something


Subsequently, Stephen's parents cared for him at their home in Boca Raton, Florida until his death on March 9, 2008 add something


Schnellenberger was interviewed about his time at the University of Miami for the documentary "The U", which premiered December 12, 2009 on ESPN add something


During his FAU career, he regularly pushed for a new on-campus football stadium; that goal was realized with the 2010 groundbreaking for the new FAU Stadium add something


He was most recently the head coach at Florida Atlantic University, having announced his retirement on August 11, 2011, effective at the end of the 2011 season add something


Schnellenberger, whose contract as head coach expired at the end of the 2011 season, announced his retirement on August 11, 2011, effective at season's end add something


When Miami and FAU met in 2013, the former coach was lauded as honorary captain for both teams add something


On August 20, 2014, FAU announced that the field at its stadium would be named in honor of Howard Schnellenberger add something