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Bob Pickett
Biographical details
Born(1932-02-22)February 22, 1932
DiedFebruary 3, 2010(2010-02-03) (aged 77)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall36–28 (college)
Tournaments1–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoff)
Accomplishments and honors
4 Yankee (1978–1979, 1981–1982)
1 Lambert Cup (1978)
3× New Hampshire Coach of the Year
Stan Lomax-Irving T. Marsh Eastern Coach of the Year Award (1997)
Boston Gridiron Club's Coach of the Year Award (1997)
Henry Butova Award (1997)
Johnny Vaught Life Time Achievement Award (1999)

Robert A. Pickett (February 22, 1932 – February 3. 2010) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach of at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1978 to 1983, compiling a record of 36–28 overall record. He led the UMass Minutemen to four Yankee Conference championships and a runner-up finish in the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship in 1978.

Early life

Pickett attended high school at Cony High School in Augusta, Maine, where he graduated in 1952. He attended Maine Central Institute for one year after that, and then finished his education at the University of Maine where he graduated in 1959. Pickett played football for Maine and was their starting quarterback.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA#
UMass Minutemen (Yankee Conference) (1978–1983)
1978 UMass 9–4 5–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship 4
1979 UMass 6–4 4–1 T–1st
1980 UMass 7–3 4–1 2nd 10
1981 UMass 6–3 4–1 T–1st
1982 UMass 5–6 3–2 T–1st
1983 UMass 3–8 2–3 T–4th
UMass: 36–28
Total: 36–28
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final NCAA I-AA Poll.

Coaching tree

Assistants under Pickett who have become college head coaches:


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