Former College and NFL Football Coach
Career Highlights: Steve Spurrier has coached a national championship team, won seven SEC titles, garnered nine conference Coach of the Year awards and won nearly three-fourths of his college games. He started his 25th collegiate season, 11th season at the University of South Carolina this past fall, but decided to resign mid-season on October 12, 2015. Spurrier compiled a 228-89-2 record, including a 86-49 mark with the Gamecocks. He made his college head coaching debut with Duke in 1987 and led the Blue Devils to the 1989 Atlantic Coast Championship before returning to his alma mater, the University of Florida in 1990. In 12 years at Florida, Spurrier amassed an incredible 122-27-1 (.817) record, won seven SEC championships, one national title and finished ranked in the nation’s top-10 nine times. Prior to South Carolina, Spurrier was head coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins (2002-03) and returned to the college coaching ranks after a one-year absence on the sidelines. Spurrier won the prestigious Heisman Trophy in 1966 after serving as Florida’s starting quarterback for three seasons. A First-Team All-American in 1965 and 1966, Spurrier was a 1967 first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers and played 10 NFL seasons.