Coach Dick Vermeil Named to Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

Coach Dick Vermeil Named to Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

The Tournament of Roses announced that coaching great, Dick Vermeil, will headline the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Vermeil is the rarest of coaches. He has been a Coach of the Year on four levels, high school, community college, national collegiate Division I, and the NFL.

Vermeil was an assistant coach for one year at San Mateo College in 1963, then became head coach at Napa Junior College the next season, where he attended years before and near his birthplace of Calistoga. He turned the perennially losing Napa program into an immediate winner with a 7-2 record in his first season, a feat that he accomplished many times with numerous teams throughout his career.

Dick Vermeil holds one of the most distinguished coaching careers in the sport's history, with 15 seasons as an NFL head coach, a 14-year career in broadcasting and coaching stints at the college and high school level. He is the only person to have coached a winning team in the Rose Bowl and also broadcast a game years later.

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