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Monday, January 15, 2018

'83 Chronology-Hot Topic

Event Date: March 21st, 1983

Event Description: NFL Meetings

Source: The Victoria Advocate

'83 Chronology-Week #3 Roundup

Event Date: March 21st, 1983

Event Description: Bandits Cruise

Source: United Press International

New Jersey coach Chuck Fairbanks knew what had to be done.

With his Generals 0-2 going into their home debut and quarterback Bobby Scott nursing a sore shoulder, Fairbanks knew Herschel Walker had to run the ball early and often.

The Tampa Bay Bandits also knew, however, and were more prepared to stop Walker than the Generals were to spring him. Holding Walker to 77 yards on 18 carries and getting three touchdown passes from Jimmy Jordan, Tampa Bay cruised to a 35-12 win over the Generals Sunday at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

“I think it was obvious early that Herschel wasn't going to run very far on us,” Bandits coach Steve Spurrier said after his team improved to 1-2 before a USFL record crowd of 53,370.

“I saw Herschel Walker get knocked backward an awful lot. I don't know if you've seen that happen much, I know I haven't.”
Walker rarely got knocked back at Georgia, where he was a three-time All-America and won the Heisman Trophy before signing with the Generals after his junior year.

Walker carried eight times in the first quarter Sunday, but never got untracked. His longest run was fourteen yards and the Bandits minimized his effectiveness by taking a 26-6 lead into the intermission.

“I've still got a lof of learning to do,” Walker said. “Pro ball is a lot different than college ball. It's hard whenever you fall behind early, especially against a team like Tampa. It's not something we looked forward to doing.”

“I am embarrassed,” Fairbanks said. “I think the coach has to get better. We will look over the roster and anyone who knows he's not doing his job knows he won't stay.”

In other games Sunday, Chicago crushed Denver 31-7 and Washington upset Boston 22-20.

On Saturday night, Michigan won their home opener beating Oakland 37-17 and Los Angeles edged Arizona 17-14 on a late field goal by Vince Abbott.

The Philadelphia Stars visit the Birmingham Stallions tonight to complete the USFL's third week. 

Michigan Panthers 37 
Oakland Invaders 17

Bobby Hebert threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns, the first to Anthony Carter, to lead Michigan to their first home win. Ken Lacy rushed for a career-high 226 yards with one touchdown and David Tipton returned an interception for a late score.

L.A. Express 17 
Arizona Wranglers 14

Mike Rae passed for 247 yards and a pair of touchdowns leading Los Angeles to a 17-14 win on the road against the Wranglers. Los Angeles receiver Kevin Williams caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Rae and Wilbert Haslip led all rushers with 55 yards on the ground.

Chicago Blitz 31 
Denver Gold 7

Denver quarterback Ken Johnson left the game due to injury as Chicago rolled to a 31-7 victory behind backup pivot Tim Koegel. Koegel tossed three touchdown passes in relief of Greg Landry and Kevin Long added a five-yard touchdown run to go along with 46 yards rushing. Trumaine Johnson was solid for Chicago as he hauled in seven receptions for 118 yards and one score.

Washington Federals 22 
Boston Breakers 20

Mike Hohensee’s second touchdown pass, a 30-yarder to newcomer Mike Holmes, gave the Federals a 22-10 lead early in the third stanza as Washington held on for the victory.

Story-(Modified from UPI)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

'83 Chronology-Roveto Returns

Event Date: March 20th, 1983

Event Description: Blitz Face Gold

Source: Associated Press

'83 Chronology-USFL Television Test

Event Date: March 20th, 1983

Event Description: TV Sports

Source: Beaver County Times

'83 Chronology-Setting Their Sites

Event Date: March 20th, 1983

Event Description: Ready for Herschel

Source: Lakeland Ledger

Saturday, January 13, 2018

'83 Chronology-Week #3 Preview

Event Date: March 18th, 1983

Event Description: Week #3 Preview

Source: Pro Football Weekly

Week #3 USFL Preview

Saturday, March 19th

(1-1) Oakland Invaders at (1-1) Michigan Panthers 

Latest Line: (Panthers -2)   

Television Coverage: ESPN-National

 (1-1) Los Angeles Express at (0-2) Arizona Wranglers 

Latest Line: (Express -2)

Sunday, March 13th

(0-2) Tampa Bay Bandits at (0-2) New Jersey Generals 

Latest Line: (Bandits -2)

Television Coverage: ABC-Regional

 (1-1) Washington Federals at (2-0) Boston Breakers

Latest Line: (Breakers -9)

 (0-2) Denver Gold at (2-0) Chicago Blitz

Latest Line: (Blitz -14)

Television Coverage: ABC-National

Monday, March 14th

(2-0) Philadelphia Stars at (2-0) Birmingham Stallions

Latest Line: (Stars -3)

Television Coverage: ESPN-National 

Friday, January 12, 2018

'83 Chronology-McGriff Joins Panthers

Event Date: March 18th, 1983

Event Description: Lingering Anger

Source: Lakeland Ledger

'83 Chronology-Unpaid Bills

Event Date: March 18th, 1983

Event Description: Exploratory Talks

Source: Beaver County Times

'83 Chronology-Second Chances

Event Date: March 18th, 1983

Event Description: Jackson Gets Another Chance

Source: Victoria Advocate

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

'83 Chronology-Million Dollar Man?

Event Date: March 16th, 1983

Event Description: Bassett Likes White

Source: Beaver County Times

'83 Chronology-Federals Sign Ex-Steeler

Event Date: March 16th, 1983

Event Description: Feds Ink Gilliam

Source: Beacer County Times

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

'83 Chronology-Bassett Issues Challenge

Event Date: March 15th, 1983

Event Description: USFL Challenge

Source: Eugene-Register Guard

Monday, January 8, 2018

'83 Chronology-Breakers Remain Unbeaten

Event Date: March 14th, 1983

Event Description: USFL Roundup

Source: United Press International

At least one USFL coach doesn't agree that the USFL is a coaches' league.
“I've been around football quite a while and no one has been as coachable as these guys,” Dick Coury said after his Boston Breakers scored a 38-13 victory over the Gold Sunday at Denver's Mile High Stadium. “They deserve the credit. They worked their butts off.”

Richard Crump rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Marcus Marek returned a fumble 14 yards for another to lead the Breakers. Johnny Walton, who led the World Football League in passing in 1975 with 2,405 yards for the San Antonio Wings, passed to Charlie Smith early in the third stanza as the Breakers cruised to an easy victory.

“I really don't know how to explain this team,” Denver coach Red Miller said of his 0-2 Gold. “This is the second loss in a row. It is very hard for me to handle. The fumble return was a very, very big play,” Miller said. “There was a breakdown in the line, and there's no excuse for that. Some of the younger guys are not delivering and we are still looking for the right combinations.”

In other games Sunday, Philadelphia trounced New Jersey 49-32 and Birmingham edged Oakland 23-20 in front of a crowd of over 47,000 at the Oakland Coliseum.

On Saturday night, Chicago pounded Arizona 33-7 and Michigan edged Tampa 16-12.

Story-(UPI Modified)

'83 Chronology-Star Power!

Event Date: March 14th, 1983

Event Description: Streaking Stars

Source: United Press International

Philadelphia's Kelvin Bryant not only outgained fellow rookie running back Herschel Walker Sunday, he outrushed the entire New Jersey Generals team.

Bryant rushed for 149 yards and five touchdowns and the Stars defense posted seven sacks Generals’ pivot Bobby Scott enroute to a 49-32 win before 38,205 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

Bryant, the Stars' prime territorial pick out of North Carolina, carried 28 times in outgaining 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Walker. Walker gained just 29 yards on 12 carries. New Jersey, 0-2, finished with 53 rushing yards and was outgained 415-334 in net offense.

Chuck Fusina passed for 158 yards and Booker Russell added 79 yards rushing with one touchdown run. The Stars' defense forced four turnovers in the first half including a pair of Bobby Scott interceptions.

New Jersey starter Bobby Scott finished with 286 yards passing and tossed four touchdown passes with two going to wideout  Tom McConnaughey


Sunday, January 7, 2018

'83 Chronology-A Quinn Martin Production?

Event Date: March 13th, 1983

Event Description: Martin Seeks Franchise

Source: United Press International

Television producer Quinn Martin and the United States Football League have engaged in preliminary negotiations aimed at bringing a franchise of the new league to San Diego.

USFL commissioner Chet Simmons Friday confirmed that Martin had contacted the league about obtaining a franchise, but said no real steps had been taken to grant him one.

“Quinn has been talking to us,” Simmons said. “We hadn't talked to him for a while, then he surfaced again, and he might have had someone else along with him.”

San Diego was to have had a USFL franchise this season, but the owners had trouble reserving dates at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, home of the NFL San Diego Chargers. The franchise was shifted to Los Angeles and became the Los Angeles Express before the season started.

Simmons he was approached last Sunday in Los Angeles by another group of investors anxious to obtain a USFL franchise in San Diego. “We told them we would sit down and talk to them about a team for next season,” Simmons said.

Deputy San Diego City Manager John Lockwood said negotiations between the city and an unidentified party interested in playing USFL games at Jack Murphy Stadium had taken place, but were “of a preliminary nature.”

'83 Chronology-King of the Hill?

Event Date: March 13th, 1983

Event Description: USFL Expansion

Source: The Evening Independent

'83 Chronology-Oh Canada!

Event Date: March 13th, 1983

Event Description: Holmes Joins Jauch

Source: UPI

The Washington Federals of the U.S. Football League signed former Canadian Football League all-star Mike Holmes, a wide receiver who played the last six seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, a spokesman said Saturday.

Holmes, 32, is the second CFL all-star receiver to sign with the Federals in the past 10 days, Federals' spokesman Rick Vaughn said. Joey Walters, who set a CFL record for most catches in a season with 101 last year with Saskatchewan, signed with Washington March 2.

Holmes, who played under Federals' head coach Ray Jauch the past five seasons at Winnipeg, led the team in receiving in 1979 and 1980.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

'83 Chronology-Bassetts' Bandits

Event Date: March 12th, 1983

Event Description: Owner Embraces Low Payroll

Source: Lakeland Ledger

Friday, January 5, 2018

'83 Chronology-Week #2 Preview

Event Date: March 11th, 1983

Event Description: Week #2 Preview

Source: Pro Football Weekly

Week #2 Preview

Saturday, March 12th

(0-1) Michigan Panthers at (0-1) Tampa Bay Bandits 

Latest Line: (Bandits -5.5)   

(1-0) Chicago Blitz at (0-1) Arizona Wranglers 

Latest Line: (Blitz -13)

Television Coverage: ESPN-National

Sunday, March 13th

(0-1) New Jersey Generals at (1-0) Philadelphia Stars

Latest Line: (Stars -3)

Television Coverage: ABC-National

(1-0) Boston Breakers at (0-1) Denver Gold

Latest Line: (Gold -2)

(1-0) Birmingham Stallions at (1-0) Oakland Invaders

Latest Line: (Invaders -7)

Monday, March 14th

      (0-1) Washington Federals at (1-0) Los Angeles Express

Latest Line: (Express -11)

Television Coverage: ESPN-National 

'83 Chronology-On Point

Event Date: March 10th, 1983

Event Description: Pointing Toward Pittsburgh

Source: United Press International

Would you believe the Pittsburgh Point of the United States Football League?

Pittsburgh real estate man Eugene Litman said he and Pittsburgh communications entrepreneur Nelson Goldberg, who want to own a USFL team, received in the mail from the league Wednesday a proposed contract for an expansion franchise.

Litman said neither side had signed the contract nor made a final commitment. But should the team become a reality, he already has expressed a preference for naming it the Point, as in the spot where Pittsburgh's three rivers meet. The team probably would play in Three Rivers Stadium, located near the Point, on the Pittsburgh Pirates' days off, said Goldberg, who noted the venture might cost the partners $5 million to $10 million.

Litman, 67, operator of Brandywine Realty Co., said, “I think the chances are good” of the two gaining the franchise. A public contest probably would be held to name the team, he said. Litman also said he would like the team's uniforms to be black and gold -- like those of Pittsburgh's other pro teams -- but didn't know how that would sit with the league since the Denver Gold already has those colors.

The only other applicant for a Pittsburgh USFL franchise mentioned so far is shopping mall magnate Edward DeBartolo of Youngstown, Ohio, owner of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and Major Indoor Soccer League's Pittsburgh Spirit.

DeBartolo's son, Edward Jr., owns the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, and the elder DeBartolo reportedly might place any USFL team in his daughter's name. DeBartolo was unavailable for comment and Paul Martha, the Penguins' vice president and general counsel, said only, “we are taking a no-comment posture on this until it is finalized because it is a touchy situation. It's touchy because Mr. DeBartolo's son owns the 49ers,” he said.

It was believed NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle might mount a court fight against such “cross-sports ownership,” but USFL Commissioner Chet Simmons favors such holdings. USFL officials in New York, including Simmons, declined comment on which cities would receive four new USFL franchises, following a published report this week that Pittsburgh would get one of the new teams.

“We would like to make the decisions within a week or so or sooner. So things are coming to a head as far as expansion is concerned,” USFL assistant counsel Gary Kaplan said. The league has received more than 25 official applications for franchises from “all over the country,” each accompanied by a $50,000 fee, one league official said.

'83 Chronology-Still Number One?

Event Date: March 10th, 1983

Event Description: Carter Frustrated

Source: Pittsburgh Press

Thursday, January 4, 2018

'83 Chronology-Money Talks

Event Date: March 10th, 1983

Event Description: Lions Den

Source: Beaver County Times

'83 Chronology-Frankly Speaking

Event Date: March 9th, 1983

Event Description: Falls View

Source: Beaver County Times

'83 Chronology-Does Bo Know?

Event Date: March 8th, 1983

Event Description:  Free Agent Uncertain

Source: United Press International

The agent for Miami Dolphin defensive end Kim Bokamper says there is a good chance his client will be going to the USFL Arizona Wranglers or elsewhere next season, but Bokamper isn't as sure.

Bokamper, a Pro Bowl choice at linebacker before he was switched back to the defensive line in 1981, had five quarterback sacks during the NFL playoffs last season.

Morse said Bokamper, one of nine Dolphin free agents, had an offer from the Wranglers that doubles his offer from the Dolphins. 'There's a better than 50-50 chance of Kim Bokamper going somewhere other than Miami. I don't have real high hopes he'll be signing with the Dolphins,” Morse said.

But Bokamper said he wasn't so sure. “We haven't even talked to the Dolphins,” Bokamper said. “There's nothing to be optimistic about, but there's nothing to not be optimistic about.”

Morse said the Dolphins have offered a two-year contract at $175,000 per year to Bokamper, who earned $121,000 plus playoff money last year and was seeking $200,000 next year. Morse said the Wranglers offered Bokamper a package worth “two times as much over the period of the Dolphins contract.”

“My objective is to look 10 years down the road for Kim, and not just to 1984 with deferred compensation and things like that,” Morse said.

Morse said he told the Wranglers he would let them know by Friday whether Bokamper would accept the offer.

Story-(United Press International)

'83 Chronology-Close To Home

Event Date: March 9th, 1983

Event Description: Stars Sign Ex-Eagle

Source: New York Times

John Bunting, the linebacker who was abruptly released by the Philadelphia Eagles a month ago, has found a new football home in Philadelphia -with the Stars of the United States Football League. Financial details were not disclosed, but Bunting's brother, Jim, a Philadelphia lawyer, said the two-year pact provided ''long-term security'', including an offseason coaching position. 

Bunting had accused the Eagles of letting him go because of his vocal leadership as the team's player representative in last year's players strike, a charge the Eagles denied.

In other USFL news:

Following is a list of announced attendance figures for the season opening United States Football League games: New Jersey Generals at Los Angeles Express: 34,002.

Chicago Blitz at Washington Federals: 38,010. Boston Breakers at Tampa Bay Bandits: 42,437. Philadelphia Stars at Denver Gold: 45,102. Oakland Invaders at Arizona Wranglers: 45,167. Michigan Panthers at Birmingham Stallions: 38,352. The total is 243,070, and the average is 40,512.

Stories-(NY TImes)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

'83 Chronology-Attendance Figures

Event Date: March 8th, 1983

Event Description: USFL Attendance Figures

Source: Lakeland Ledger

Monday, January 1, 2018

'83 Chronology-The USFL on ESPN

Event Date: March 8th, 1983

Event Description: Stallions Win; Collier Injured

Source: UPI

Quarterback Reggie Collier threw two touchdown passes and ran for another Monday night to lead the Birmingham Stallions to their first victory of the USFL season, a 34-26 decision over the Michigan Panthers. 

Collier hit Earl Gant from 13 yards out to open the scoring and later found Ron Frederick in the back of the endzone for a 22-yard score near the end of the first half. Collier left the game with a serious leg injury midway through the third frame.

A late touchdown run from Lyman White combined with a Scott Norwood fild goal in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach.

Earl Gant led all rushers with 124 yards on 19 carries and Ken Talton chipped in an additional 86 yards on 27 totes.

Michigan got off to a quick start in the second half when Bobby Hebert found Frank McClain for a nine-yard touchdown followed by a one-yard touchdown run from Tony Ellis who was filling in for the injured Ken Lacy.

Late in the fourth quarter, John Williams brought the Panthers to within five after a one-yard touchdown plunge. A failed two-point conversion left the Stallins ahead 31-26. But with under a minute left to play Norwood booted a 44-yard field goal to make it 34-26 Birmingham.

Game Notes: Reggie Collier is expected to miss the next 8-10 weeks after suffering a leg injury while being sacked by Michigan linebacker John Corker...Bobby Hebert passed for 188 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in his pro debut.

Story-(Modified UPI)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

'83 Chronology-USFL Debuts

Event Date: March 7th, 1983

Event Description: USFL Roundup

Source: United Press International

Herschel Walker drew more attention from the Los Angeles Express defense than from the Los Angeles fans in his USFL debut Sunday.

Walker carried 27 times for 173 yards, but former UCLA quarterback Tom Ramsey and the Express spoiled Walker's pro debut with a 25-20 victory over the New Jersey Generals before a disappointing crowd of 34,002 in the 90,000-seat Coliseum.

The Generals-Express game drew the lowest attendance of the five USFL openers played on Sunday.

Ramsey fired a late touchdown pass, hitting Ricky Ellis from 22 yards out with just under ten minutes reaining as the Express held on for the victory. Ramsey finished 10-for-27 for 159 yards to go along with one sack. Backup pivot Mike rae also tossed a 46-yard touchdown midway through the third frame.

Bobby Scott, an 11-year NFL veteran, completed 18-of-28 passes for 238 yards for New Jersey, but was intercepted twice and sacked five times.

In other games, Boston bashed Tampa Bay 40-10, Chicago blanked Washington 10-0, Philadelphia routed Denver 32-6 and Oakland downed Arizona 20-10.

In Tampa, Former WFL quarterback Johnny Walton threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Breakers. Waltons' first scoring pass was a 13-yard toss to veteran wideout Charlie Smith in the second period and his second came early in third after hitting Nolan Franz for a 24-yard score. Ex-CFL star Richard Crump paced the Boston ground attack with 112 yards and one touchdown.

In Washington, rookie running back Tim Spencer rushed for 123 yards while Kevin Long added a late touchdown run to give George Allen a triumphant return to the nation's capital as the Blitz shout out the Federals.

In Denver, Chuck Fusina tossed a touchdown pass to Willie Collier and ran for another touchdown, while David Trout kicked a pair of field goals as Philadelphia routed Denver by a score of 32-6. Rookie Kelvin Bryant rushed for 88 yards and scored the games’ opening touchdown.

In Tempe, Ariz., Fred Besana threw two touchdown passes to lead the Invaders over the Wranglers by a score of 20-10. A crowd of 45,167 attended the game in Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium.

Story-(Modified from UPI)

Friday, December 29, 2017

'83 Chronology-Week #1 Preview

Event Date: March 5th, 1983

Event Description: Week #1 Preview

Source: PFW
Week #1 USFL Preview


Boston Breakers at Tampa Bay Bandits (Bandits -3)      

      Chicago Blitz at Washington Federals (Blitz -10)

New Jersey Generals at Los Angeles Express (Generals -4)

Oakland Invaders at Arizona Wranglers (Wranglers -1)

Philadelphia Stars at Denver Gold (Stars -6)


Michigan Panthers at Birmingham Stallions (Stallions -4)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

'83 Chronology-Coaches Profile

Event Date: March 3rd, 1983

Event Description: USFL Coaches

Source: United Press International

Profiles of the United States Football League head coaches:

George Allen, Chicago Blitz -- 60 years old. Attended Michigan. Former head coach of Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams. NFL Coach of the Year. Led Redskins to Super Bowl VII. Assistant coach with for Chicago Bears for eight years, the last three as defensive coordinator. Head coach at Whittier College for six years and Morningside (Iowa) for three years.

Hugh Campbell, Los Angeles Express -- 41 years old. Attended Washington State. Served as head coach of Edmonton Eskimos of Canadian League for past six years and won last five Grey Cup championships, a record. Most victories of any coach in CFL history. Head coach at Whitworth College for five years after serving as assistant at Washington State for two years.

Dick Coury, Boston Breakers -- 52 years old. Attended Notre Dame. Former head coach of World Football League Portland Storm in 1974. Spent last six years as assistant offensive coach of Philadelphia Eagles. Also served as assistant in pros at San Diego and Denver. Served as head coach at Cal-Fullerton for three years and was defensive coordinator at Southern California for three years.

Rollie Dotsch, Birmingham Stallions -- 49 years old. Attended Michigan State. First pro head coaching job. Comes to USFL after serving four years as offensive line coach of Pittsburgh Steelers. Also was an assistant with Detroit, New England and Green Bay. Former head coach and director of athletics at Northern Michigan. Also served as assistant at Missouri and Colorado.

Chuck Fairbanks, New Jersey Generals -- 49 years old. Attended Michigan State. Was head coach and general manager of New England Patriots for six years after seven years as head coach at Oklahoma. Spent last two years as head coach at Colorado. College assistant at Oklahoma and Houston.

Ray Jauch, Washington Federals -- 44 years old. Attended Iowa. Spent last 16 years coaching in Canadian League after two years as an assistant at Iowa. Head coach at Edmonton for seven years and director of operations for the Eskimos for one year before moving on to Winnipeg, where he spent the last five years.

Red Miller, Denver Gold -- 55 years old. Attended Western Illinois. Head coach of the Denver Broncos from 1977 to 1980, taking them to the Super Bowl in first season as head coach. Named AFC Coach of the Year. Offensive coordinator at New England for seven years after serving as line coach at Baltimore for two years. Also was an assistant at St. Louis, Denver and Buffalo of NFL and Boston of AFL.

Jim Mora, Philadelphia Stars -- 47 years old. Attended Occidental. First pro head coaching job. Was defensive coordinator of New England Patriots for last two years after four years as defensive line coach of Seattle Seahawks. Head coach at Occidental in 1964 and later served as college assistant at Stanford, Colordo, UCLA and Washington.

John Ralston, Oakland Invaders -- 55 years old. Attended Calfornia. Former head coach of Denver Broncos for six years. AFC Coach of the Year in 1973. Served as administrator for San Francisco 49ers from 1979-81 after two years as an assistant at Philadelphia. Head coach at Stanford for 10 years and Utah State for five years.

Doug Shively, Arizona Wranglers -- 44 years old. Attended Kentucky. First head coaching job. Served as linebacker coach for Atlanta Falcons for the past six years. Also served as assistant coach with New Orleans Saints and in college at North Carolina, Clemson, Kentucky and Virginia Tech.

Steve Spurrier, Tampa Bay Bandits -- 37 years old. Attended Florida. First head coaching job. Former quarterback won Heisman Trophy in 1966 and spent 11 years in NFL, nine with San Francisco and two with Tampa Bay. Served as assistant coach at Florida and Georgia Tech before spending last three years as offensive coordinator at Duke.

Jim Stanley, Michigan Panthers -- 44 years old. Attended Texas A&M. First pro head coaching job. Defensive line coach of Atlanta Falcons for past three years after a year with New York Giants. Former head coach at Oklahoma State for six years after a year as assistant. Spent a year as assistant with Winnipeg of Canadian League and served as college assistant at Navy, Texas El Paso and Southern Methodist.