Doyt Perry

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Doyt Perry
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Biographical details
Born(1910-01-06)January 6, 1910
Croton, Ohio
DiedFebruary 10, 1992(1992-02-10) (aged 82)
Bowling Green, Ohio
Playing career
1929–1931 Bowling Green
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1943 Upper Arlington HS (OH)
1946–1950 Upper Arlington HS (OH)
1951–1954 Ohio State (backfield)
1955–1964 Bowling Green
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1965–1970 Bowling Green
Head coaching record
Overall77–11–5 (college)
Bowls0–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
5 MAC (1956, 1959, 1961–1962, 1964)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1988 (profile)

Doyt L. Perry (January 6, 1910 February 10, 1992) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as head football coach at Bowling Green State University [1] from 1955 to 1964, compiling a record of 77–11–5, and then became the athletic director for the university. During his tenure as coach, Perry led the Bowling Green Falcons to five Mid-American Conference titles and one small college national championship in 1959. One of the most successful coaches in school history, Perry was elected to College Football Hall of Fame in 1988. The team's football stadium, Doyt Perry Stadium, is named in his honor.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, the team with possession of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with the ball or passing it, while the defense, the team without possession of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs or plays; if they fail, they turn over the football to the defense, but if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to continue the drive. Points are scored primarily by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

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Before coming to Bowling Green, Perry was a backfield coach at Ohio State University from 1951 to 1954, serving on the same staff as Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler. He coached the 1954 Buckeyes, who won the 1955 Rose Bowl and a national championship. Perry was also the head coach at Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio in 1943 and from 1946 to 1950.

Ohio State University public research university in Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Wayne Woodrow Hayes was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Denison University (1946–1948), Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (1949–1950), and Ohio State University (1951–1978), compiling a career college football record of 238 wins, 72 losses, and 10 ties.

Bo Schembechler American college football player and coach, sports administrator

Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler Jr. was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami University from 1963 to 1968 and at the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1989, compiling a career record of 234–65–8. Only Nick Saban, Joe Paterno and Tom Osborne have recorded 200 victories in fewer games as a coach in major college football. In his 21 seasons as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, Schembechler's teams amassed a record of 194–48–5 and won or shared 13 Big Ten Conference titles. Though his Michigan teams never won a national championship, in all but one season they finished ranked, and 16 times they placed in the final top ten of both major polls.

Head coaching record

College

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American Conference)(1955–1964)
1955 Bowling Green 7–1–14–1–12nd
1956 Bowling Green 8–0–15–0–11st
1957 Bowling Green 6–1–23–1–22nd
1958 Bowling Green 7–24–23rd
1959 Bowling Green 9–06–01st
1960 Bowling Green 8–15–12nd
1961 Bowling Green 8–25–11stL Mercy
1962 Bowling Green 7–1–15–0–11st
1963 Bowling Green 8–24–23rd
1964 Bowling Green 9–15–11st
Bowling Green:77–11–546–8–5
Total:77–11–5
      National championship        Conference title        Conference division title or championship game berth

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References

  1. "Doyt Perry". BGSUsports.com. BGSUsports.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
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