Phil Krueger
Biographical details
Born (1929-10-06) October 6, 1929 (age 91)
LaSalle, Illinois
Playing career
Head coaching record

Phil Krueger (born October 6, 1929) is a former American football player, coach, and executive. He served as the head football coach Fresno State University from 1964 to 1965 and at Utah State University from 1973 to 1975, compiling a career college football coaching record of 31–22.

Krueger quit the Fresno State head coaching job to join the staff of John McKay at the University of Southern California (USC) and was an assistant on the 1967 USC Trojans team that won a national championship. After leaving the Utah State job, he again worked for McKay on the staff of the National Football League's expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, from 1976 to 1980. He was the offensive backs coach in 1976, the linebackers coach in 1977 and coached the special teams from 1978 to 1980. He continued to work for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office in the 1980s, rising to general manager in 1986.

Playing career and education[edit | edit source]

Krueger played college football as a quarterback at Southeast Missouri State College. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in English. Krueger earned a master's degree in physical education from the University of Missouri in 1956.[1]

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Fresno State Bulldogs (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1964–1965)
1964 Fresno State 4–6 1–3 T–4th
1965 Fresno State 6–4 1–3 4th
Fresno State: 10–10 2–6
Utah State Aggies (NCAA Division I independent) (1973–1975)
1973 Utah State 7–4
1974 Utah State 8–3
1975 Utah State 6–5
Utah State: 21–12
Total: 31–22
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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