Doug Dickey
American college football player, college football coach, college athletic director, College Football Hall of Fame member
Doug Dickey
Douglas Adair Dickey is a former American college football player and coach and college athletics administrator. Dickey is a South Dakota native who was raised in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida, where he played college football. He is best known as the head coach of the University of Tennessee and the University of Florida football teams, and afterward, as the athletic director of the University of Tennessee.
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The Clay Helton file: Biographical details about USC's new football coach
LATimes - about 1 year
The Clay Helton file Born: June 24, 1972, in Gainesville, Fla. Childhood: Helton's father, Kim, was a college and NFL assistant and Clay grew up around coaches such as Doug Dickey at Florida, Howard Schnellenberger at Miami. As a boy, he played catch with Miami quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Bernie...
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Stone's Throw presents annual Sally Awards - Carthage Press
Google News - over 5 years
Stone's Throw Theatre Board Member Jim Hight presents directors Doug Dickey and Gary Roney with their Sally Awards at Saturday's awards dinner at the theater. By Staff reports Some local actors and actresses were proclaimed community stars on Saturday
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WOODY: Bristol racing has gone from wild to mild - Murfreesboro Post
Google News - over 5 years
Tech was for it but UT AD Doug Dickey shot down the idea. Dickey wasn't happy at having the Vols upstaged as the state's top draw. The racing wasn't as exciting as it once was, and a sour economy prompted more and more fans to stay home and watch on TV
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Area golf scorecard - Florida Times-Union
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Age-shooters: San Jose - George Ashby 80 (age 81); Doug Dickey 79 (age 79); Richard Sundberg 82 (age 84). Magnolia Point - Chuck Randall 70 (age 70). Women's Summer Team Play: Team points format, scores in parentheses are the cumulative - Area One,
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Angels go 0-for-2, end season with 26 wins - DL-Online
Google News - over 5 years
Third baseman Phil Doll came up with a big two-run single with one out, as catcher Doug Dickey drew a walk. Pinch runner Matt Huberty, who was on second base and running for Doll, was called out on a controversial and close play, after Miltona catcher
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Marian Days Draws Thousands to Carthage - OzarksFirst.com
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30 officers like Sergeant Doug Dickey are serving. This is his 31st year at the festival. "It's been 8 years since we had our last major incident which involved a clash between gang members resulting in a fatality but since that time and we've gotten
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Angels snag Hi-10 championship - DL-Online
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Doug Dickey tied his own team record with five walks in the game, as the Angels took advantage of 12 walks and five hit batters in the win. Trevor Tapped starting the game and pitched into the seventh, where Gulseth relieved and picked up the win
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Tom Mattingly: Jim Maxwell brewed up special run in 1971 - GoVolsXtra
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Somebody, maybe Doug Dickey or George Cafego, had a ready answer. Each of them always said, "If you stay, you'll play." Cafego always told his scout squad members to take advantage of every break that came their way. Maxwell stayed, even through the
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Countdown to Football: 60 Days -- SEC coaches shoot for 100 victories - al.com
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The only seasons with four 100-win coaches have been 1977 and 1978, when Alabama's Paul "Bear" Bryant, Florida's Doug Dickey, Georgia's Vince Dooley and LSU's Charlie McClendon prowled the SEC sidelines. The other coaches who have won 100 games guiding
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Tom Mattingly: Choosing sides not straightforward - GoVolsXtra
Google News - over 5 years
Doug Dickey moved the Vol bench area to the west side in 1964, bringing the power and majesty of the team running through a large "T" formed by the band. He and Dr. Julian made that happen, and there would be an uproar of monumental proportions if,
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Angels near career win No. 100 - DL-Online
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Chris Gilson and Doug Dickey each had a pair of hits in the loss, while the Angels managed just five hits total in the game. The Angels (16-8) are just two games shy of win No. 100 since being re-established in 2007
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Tom Mattingly: Beauty in the tie of the beholder - GoVolsXtra
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There were three ties early in Doug Dickey's Tennessee career that helped indicate that Dickey had the Vols on the right combination of vitamins and minerals. A fourth tie, 17-17 in the 1968 season opener at Georgia, helped save the season
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SEC Football: Power Ranking the 20 Best School Traditions - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Former UT coach and athletic director Doug Dickey came up with the idea, and it remains a point of pride for Tennessee fans. LSU's tiger may be in a cage, but when the opposing team enters the stadium by Mike, he definitely strikes some fear into the
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Former UT fullback Ron Jarvis, 66, dies - GoVolsXtra
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Ron Jarvis, a fullback and member of Doug Dickey's early Tennessee football teams, died Thursday morning in Knoxville after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 66. Jarvis played for the Vols from 1965-67 on squads that competed in three straight bowl
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Detroit Lakes gets better of 'Canes for 3rd place - DL-Online
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Doug Dickey came up with DL's lone RBI. “Jamestown has a lot of college players and is a very good team,” Kirchner said. DL stranded the tying run on third base in the bottom of the seventh inning, as Chris Gilson took the loss after pitching five
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Jack McElroy: College sports tumbling through looking glass - Knoxville News Sentinel
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Doug Dickey lasted 17. Hamilton was AD for eight. Is the demand for drama picking up the pace? Would Fulmer, 60, make it to retirement, or find himself reluctantly departing UT a second time? Stay tuned. Jack McElroy is editor of the News Sentinel
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Tennessee needs to get this hire right - ESPN (blog)
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All four were mentioned as possibilities when Tennessee promoted Mike Hamilton in 2003 to replace Doug Dickey. Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has received strong support from former players and some high-profile boosters, but there's also a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Doug Dickey
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    In a 2010 interview, Dickey tried to safe face "I didn't say to lay down, but I said to let 'em score." and later told players "But at least try to block the extra point.'"
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    After retiring in 2002, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details See Gator Flop Florida quarterback John Reaves entered 1971 Miami game looking to break Jim Plunkett's NCAA record for all-time passing yardage in his last regular season game. The Gators led the game throughout, and were up 45–8 when Reaves threw an interception to Miami's defense with little time left in the game and 14 yards separating Reaves from the record. After calling timeouts to prevent the Hurricanes from running out the clock, the Florida Gators defense dropped down onto their stomachs in unison and allowed the Hurricanes to intentionally score. Following Reaves' touchdown, the Gators jumped into the fountain at Miami's stadium. The "Gator Flop", the play allowed the Gators to get the ball back so Reaves could break the record. On the next drive Reaves would find Carlos Alvarez for a 15-yard gain to break the record, and after the game the entire Gators team jumped into the fountain at Miami Orange Bowl that was formerly used for the Miami Dolphins' live mascot. Hurricanes coach Fran Curci refused to shake the hand of Gators coach Doug Dickey after the game for pulling "a bush league stunt", though Dickey denied knowledge the flop was coming. Dickey later blamed it on a punt that was ran back earlier in the game.
  • 2000
    Dickey was honored as "Tennessean of the Year" by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details He is also the recipient of the National Football Foundation's John Toner Award recognizing his abilities as a sports administrator, and the Robert Neyland Memorial Trophy recognizing his contributions to college football, and is a member of the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, and was recognized as a "Distinguished Letter Winner" by the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Dickey also had the unusual experience of watching his son, Daryl Dickey, become the starting quarterback for the Volunteers in the middle of the 1985 season and leading them to a 35–7 win over the Miami Hurricanes in the Sugar Bowl.
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    Dickey returned to the University of Tennessee, where he served as athletic director from 1985 through 2002, leading one of the premier inter-collegiate athletic programs in the nation.
    More Details Hide Details His time as athletic director was notable for the improvement and expansion of the university's athletic facilities. Neyland Stadium was expanded to more than 100,000 seats, and other additions included the Thompson–Boling Assembly Center and Arena, the Lindsey Nelson Baseball Stadium, the Goodfriend Tennis Center, executive suites at Neyland Stadium, the Neyland–Thompson Football Complex, and the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Dickey did not achieve the same level of success at Florida that he had at Tennessee, and he was replaced by Charley Pell after a 4–7 season in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Dickey ended his college coaching career with an overall record of 104–58–6 (.637).
    Notably, Dickey gave the Gators' former Heisman-winning quarterback Steve Spurrier his first coaching job, as the Gators quarterbacks coach, in 1978.
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  • 1970
    Dickey became the head football coach at the University of Florida in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details In his nine seasons as the Florida coach, Dickey led the Gators to four bowl appearances, and an overall record of 58–43–2 (.573).
  • 1969
    In 1969, the Volunteers clinched their second SEC championship and were invited to play Florida in the Gator Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details Rumors swirled that Dickey was planning to return to his alma mater to replace retiring Ray Graves as head coach. Tennessee lost the game 14–13, and Dickey left for Gainesville.
  • OTHER
  • 1965
    Dickey was recognized as Southeastern Conference (SEC) Coach of the Year in 1965 and 1967, and his Tennessee teams won SEC Championships in 1967 and 1969.
    More Details Hide Details In his six seasons as head coach, his overall win-loss record at Tennessee was 46–15–4 (.738), and the Volunteers received five consecutive bowl invitations. Dickey is credited with starting three Tennessee football traditions that endure today. He placed the iconic "Power T" decal on the sides of the Volunteers' helmets, had the Neyland Stadium end zones painted in an orange-and-white checkerboard pattern, and originated the Pride of the Southland marching band's "T" formation through which Volunteer players enter the field. Dickey was also responsible for integrating the previously all-white Volunteers by recruiting running back Albert Davis, the first African-American offered a scholarship to play for the Vols, but the university did not admit Davis. Undeterred, Dickey recruited wide receiver Lester McClain, who was admitted and became the first black Volunteer football player.
  • 1957
    After graduating from the University of Florida, Dickey served in the U.S. Army. From 1957 to 1963, he worked as an assistant football coach on the staff of Frank Broyles at the University of Arkansas.
    More Details Hide Details Dickey was hired as head coach at the University of Tennessee in 1964 by athletic director Bob Woodruff, Dickey's head coach during his playing years at Florida. Many supporters of Tennessee Volunteers football credit Dickey with rejuvenating the program. When Dickey was hired the Volunteers had not won more than six games in a season, nor been to a bowl game, since 1957.
  • 1954
    While a student at Florida, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (Florida Upsilon chapter). He graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1954.
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  • 1953
    In January 1953, Dickey led the Gators to a 14–13 win over the University of Tulsa in the Gator Bowl, Florida's first-ever NCAA-sanctioned bowl game.
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  • 1952
    Dickey began his college career as a defensive back, but he remarkably advanced from seventh on the Gators' quarterback depth chart to starter after Haywood Sullivan's early departure for the Boston Red Sox left the Gators without a starting quarterback in 1952.
    More Details Hide Details As a quarterback Dickey was not a drop-back passer, but a football-savvy game manager, who Woodruff called "one of the brainiest quarterbacks I ever saw."
  • 1951
    After graduating from P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville, he attended the University of Florida and played for coach Bob Woodruff's Florida Gators football team from 1951 to 1953.
    More Details Hide Details Dickey was a walk-on after being encouraged by assistant coach Dave Fuller.
  • 1932
    Dickey was born in Vermillion, South Dakota in 1932, and grew up in Gainesville, Florida, where his father was a speech professor at the University of Florida.
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