|Born||November 4, 1930|
Old Town, Maine
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Denver Broncos (LB/DB)
Cleveland Browns (LB)
New England Patriots
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–1 (Division II playoffs)|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
4 Yankee (1971–1972, 1974, 1977)
AFCA Coach of the Year (1987)
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (1987)
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (1987)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1987)
Sporting News College Football COY (1987)
Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award (1987)
Richard F. MacPherson (born November 4, 1930) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1971 to 1977 and at Syracuse University from 1981 to 1990, compiling a career college football record of 111–73–5. MacPherson was the head coach of the NFL's New England Patriots from 1991 to 1992, tallying a mark of 8–24. He was inducted in to the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2009.
MacPherson's 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. After the 1990 season he left Syracuse to become head coach of the New England Patriots and was replaced by assistant Paul Pasqualoni. MacPherson coached the Pats from 1991 to 1992 and received strong consideration for Coach of the Year honors turning around a team that went 1–15 in 1990 and leading them to a 6–10 record in his first season.
MacPherson has provided commentary during radio coverage of Syracuse football games for several seasons.
Head coaching recordEdit
|UMass Redmen/Minutemen (Yankee Conference) (1971–1977)|
|1977||UMass||8–3||5–0||1st||L Division II Quarterfinal|
|Syracuse Orangemen (NCAA Division I-A Independent) (1981–1990)|
|1988||Syracuse||10–2||W Hall of Fame||12||13|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
| #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll. |
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- Dick MacPherson at the College Football Hall of Fame
- Dick MacPherson at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Dick MacPherson at Pro-Football-Reference.com
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