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Dick MacPherson
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Date of birth November 4, 1930 (1930-11-04) (age 79)
Place of birth United States Old Town, Maine
College Springfield College
Career record 8-24
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1971-1977
1981-1990
1991-1992
Massachusetts
Syracuse
New England Patriots (NFL)
College Football Hall of Fame

Dick MacPherson (born in 1930 in Old Town, Maine) was the head coach of the Syracuse Orangemen (now simply Orange) football team from 1981–1991. His overall record at Syracuse was 66–46–4 and included an undefeated season in 1987, when his team finished 11–0–1 and tied Auburn in the 1988 Sugar Bowl. He was replaced by assistant Paul Pasqualoni. MacPherson left Syracuse to become head coach of the New England Patriots; he coached the Pats from 1991–1992, MacPherson received strong consideration for Coach of the Year honors turning around a team that went 1–15 the previous year and leading them to a 6–10 record. "Coach Mac" has provided commentary during radio coverage of Syracuse football games for several season. He also served as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns and head coach of the University of Massachusetts football team prior to head coaching at Syracuse. In 2009, MacPherson was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rod Rust
New England Patriots Head Coaches
1991–1992
Succeeded by
Bill Parcells
Preceded by
Frank Maloney
Syracuse Head Football Coach
1981– 1990
Succeeded by
Paul Pasqualoni
Preceded by
Joe Paterno
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
1987
Succeeded by
Lou Holtz
Preceded by
Jimmy Johnson
Walter Camp Coach of the Year
1987
Succeeded by
Don Nehlen







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