Larry Kennan
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamIncarnate Word
ConferenceLone Star
Biographical details
Born (1944-06-13) June 13, 1944 (age 76)
Pomona, California
Playing career
1960sLa Verne
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Garden Grove HS
Colorado (assistant)
Arvada West HS (assistant)
Los Angeles Raiders (QC)
Los Angeles Raiders (QB)
Denver Broncos (WR)
Indianapolis Colts (OC)
London Monarchs
Seattle Seahawks (OC/QB)
New Orleans Saints (TE)
Oakland Raiders (QB)
New England Patriots (OC)
Incarnate Word
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1998–2011NFL Coaches Association (ED)
Head coaching record
Overall15–26–3 (college)
11–1 (WLAF)
Tournaments2–0 (WLAF)
Accomplishments and honors
1 World Bowl (1991)
WLAF Coach of the Year (1991)

Lawrence W. Kennan (born June 13, 1944) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of the Incarnate Word, a position he assumed in December 2011. Kennan has previously served as the executive director of the NFL Coaches Association from 1998 until 2011. He was the head coach at Lamar University from 1979 to 1981, and for the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football (WLAF) in 1991.

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Kennan's coaching career began at his alma mater La Verne in 1966. After a two-year head coaching stint at Garden Grove High School, he resumed his collegiate coaching career at Colorado in 1969 and then served as the offensive coordinator at UNLV (1973–75) and Southern Methodist (1976–78). He was named head coach at Lamar University in 1979, where he coached the Cardinals for three years.

Kennan joined the professional ranks in 1982 when Tom Flores named him quality control coach on his Los Angeles Raiders staff. The following year, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach. He remained with the Raiders for six seasons, before joining the Denver Broncos as the wide receivers coach in 1988. In 1989, Kennan was named the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts.

After two seasons, he was named head coach of the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football. That year, he led the Monarchs to a 9–1 regular season record and captured the inaugural World Bowl title with a 21–0 victory over the Barcelona Dragons. He returned to the NFL in 1992 when he was named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Seattle Seahawks, where he remained through the 1994 season.

In 1995, he joined Jim Mora’s staff in New Orleans, where he instructed the Saints tight ends for a year before re-joining the Raiders in 1996. After one season as Oakland's quarterbacks coach, Kennan was hired by Pete Carroll as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.

In December 2011, Kennan succeeded Mike Santiago as the head football coach at the University of the Incarnate Word.[1]

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

College[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Incarnate Word Cardinals (Lone Star Conference) (2012–present)
2012 Incarnate Word 2–9 1–7
Incarnate Word: 2–9 1–7
Total: 15–26–3

Professional[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
London Monarchs (World League of American Football) (1991)
1991 London Monarchs 11–1 1–1 1st (European) W World Bowl '91
London Monarchs: 11–1
Total: 11–1

References[edit | edit source]

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