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Dick Vermeil

Former NFL Super Bowl Winning Head Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams & Kansas City Chiefs

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Dick Vermeil Biography

One of the most distinguished coaching careers in National Football League history officially concluded when Dick Vermeil announced his retirement from professional football in January 2006. Vermeil spent 15 seasons as an NFL head coach and was a member of the league’s coaching fraternity for 19 seasons. In addition, Vermeil has had a prestigious career as a football broadcaster, analyzing both NFL and college games. In January, 2006, he was portrayed on the big screen by Greg Kinnear in the film Invincible.

Vermeil began his coaching career on the high-school level in 1959, after receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degree from San Jose State. He then moved up into the community college ranks in 1962 – College of San Mateo in 1962, Napa College 1963 – followed by his first position as a NCAA Division I assistant coach at Stanford University in 1965. In 1969 George Allen hired Vermeil to become the first special teams coach in NFL history with the Los Angeles RAMs. Following a four-year period as a RAM assistant, he was named head coach at UCLA in 1974, where he led the Bruins to a Rose Bowl Championship over the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on January 1, 1976.

Vermeil’s 15-year tenure as an NFL head coach began when he was chosen to guide the fortunes of the downtrodden Philadelphia Eagles franchise in 1976, a team that hadn’t been in the NFL playoffs in 16 years. In seven seasons with the Eagles, Vermeil engineered four playoff appearances, highlighted by an NFC Championship win over the Dallas Cowboys and a trip to Super Bowl XV vs. the Oakland Raiders in 1980. Vermeil retired following the 1982 season.

Shortly after departing the sidelines in Philadelphia, Vermeil began a 14-year broadcasting career, serving as an NFL and college football analyst for CBS and ABC. In addition, he provided color commentary for the Kansas City Chiefs preseason television broadcasts from ’89-96.

In 1997, Vermeil returned to the NFL as head coach of the St. Louis Rams, and led the team to its first Super Bowl victory after the ’99 season, beating the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. This trip to football’s greatest game made Coach Vermeil just one of four coaches in NFL history to lead two different teams to the Super Bowl. Vermeil again retired, but then was recruited to return to the arena in 2001, when he was named the ninth head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. In his third season (2003), the Chiefs won their division with a 13 & 3 record and advanced into the NFL Playoffs, only to lose to the Indianapolis Colts. Vermeil is one of five NFL head coaches to lead three different teams into the playoffs. Following his fifth season with the Chiefs, Vermeil retired for the final time, leaving the Chiefs as the team’s third Winn ingest coach.

He annually participates as a broadcast coach in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp, an initiative designed to assist athletes in their post-playing careers by providing training and hands-on experience in broadcasting and studio work.

While in Kansas City, Vermeil and his wife, Carol were active in a number of charitable endeavors. Most notably, serving as chairpersons for the Chiefs Children’s Fund Benefit Game. The 2005, 2006 and 2007 beneficiary of that game was Operation Breakthrough, a day care center for inner-city families in Kansas City, a center that Carol Vermeil remains actively involved with from their residence in Chester County, Pennsylvania

After returning home to the Philadelphia area, Vermeil has found the time to help many other worthy causes. Numerous Philadelphia-area organizations have benefited from his involvement, including the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia, Chester County Food Bank ,The Mary Campbell Center, The Ronald McDonald House, .C.H.O.P. Wistar, Elwyn Inc.,Michaels Way, The Otho Davis Foundation, and the Boy Scouts of Chester County, whose golf tournament bearing Vermeil’s name annually earns (net) $165,000 for the organization, which has now going on for 25 years.

He is also involved with People for People, Inc., a community outreach organization founded by Reverend Herbert Lusk, a former Eagles player for Coach Vermeil.

In 2008, Vermeil and friends turned his hobby of making Jean Louis Vermeil Cabernet into a full-fledged business, which now annually produces 3,000 cases of quality Calistoga Napa Valley wines, in conjunction with Thomas Rivers Brown, Andy Jones & Tamber Bey Winery! The grapes are harvested from the century old Frediani vineyards in Calistoga. Forty eight acres of this fine vineyard was once owned by Vermeil’s Great Grand father, Garibaldo Iaccheri

When not involved in his wine business, speaking, or charity work, he enjoys going back to his roots and working on restoring his father’s old vintage race cars.

Vermeil is a member of three college sports halls of fame -- Napa Community College, San Jose State and UCLA: two NFL teams Halls of Fame – Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams: three states halls of fame -- Pennsylvania, Missouri, and California, and the Rose Bowl HOF. Inductee to Calif. Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame: He is the only coach to be awarded Conference Coach of the Year honors on four levels of football competition: High School, Community College, Division I college football, and has been selected as the NFL Coach of the Year twice : 1979 and 1999

Vermeil and his wife, Carol, reside in Chester County, Pennsylvania. They have three children: Rick, David, Nancy and eleven grandchildren (8 boys and 3 girls).

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    Booking fees for Dick Vermeil, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dick Vermeil, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dick Vermeil for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dick Vermeil for your next private or corporate function.
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Dick Vermeil

Former NFL Super Bowl Winning Head Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams & Kansas City Chiefs

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Dick Vermeil Biography

One of the most distinguished coaching careers in National Football League history officially concluded when Dick Vermeil announced his retirement from professional football in January 2006. Vermeil spent 15 seasons as an NFL head coach and was a member of the league’s coaching fraternity for 19 seasons. In addition, Vermeil has had a prestigious career as a football broadcaster, analyzing both NFL and college games. In January, 2006, he was portrayed on the big screen by Greg Kinnear in the film Invincible.

Vermeil began his coaching career on the high-school level in 1959, after receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degree from San Jose State. He then moved up into the community college ranks in 1962 – College of San Mateo in 1962, Napa College 1963 – followed by his first position as a NCAA Division I assistant coach at Stanford University in 1965. In 1969 George Allen hired Vermeil to become the first special teams coach in NFL history with the Los Angeles RAMs. Following a four-year period as a RAM assistant, he was named head coach at UCLA in 1974, where he led the Bruins to a Rose Bowl Championship over the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on January 1, 1976.

Vermeil’s 15-year tenure as an NFL head coach began when he was chosen to guide the fortunes of the downtrodden Philadelphia Eagles franchise in 1976, a team that hadn’t been in the NFL playoffs in 16 years. In seven seasons with the Eagles, Vermeil engineered four playoff appearances, highlighted by an NFC Championship win over the Dallas Cowboys and a trip to Super Bowl XV vs. the Oakland Raiders in 1980. Vermeil retired following the 1982 season.

Shortly after departing the sidelines in Philadelphia, Vermeil began a 14-year broadcasting career, serving as an NFL and college football analyst for CBS and ABC. In addition, he provided color commentary for the Kansas City Chiefs preseason television broadcasts from ’89-96.

In 1997, Vermeil returned to the NFL as head coach of the St. Louis Rams, and led the team to its first Super Bowl victory after the ’99 season, beating the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. This trip to football’s greatest game made Coach Vermeil just one of four coaches in NFL history to lead two different teams to the Super Bowl. Vermeil again retired, but then was recruited to return to the arena in 2001, when he was named the ninth head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. In his third season (2003), the Chiefs won their division with a 13 & 3 record and advanced into the NFL Playoffs, only to lose to the Indianapolis Colts. Vermeil is one of five NFL head coaches to lead three different teams into the playoffs. Following his fifth season with the Chiefs, Vermeil retired for the final time, leaving the Chiefs as the team’s third Winn ingest coach.

He annually participates as a broadcast coach in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp, an initiative designed to assist athletes in their post-playing careers by providing training and hands-on experience in broadcasting and studio work.

While in Kansas City, Vermeil and his wife, Carol were active in a number of charitable endeavors. Most notably, serving as chairpersons for the Chiefs Children’s Fund Benefit Game. The 2005, 2006 and 2007 beneficiary of that game was Operation Breakthrough, a day care center for inner-city families in Kansas City, a center that Carol Vermeil remains actively involved with from their residence in Chester County, Pennsylvania

After returning home to the Philadelphia area, Vermeil has found the time to help many other worthy causes. Numerous Philadelphia-area organizations have benefited from his involvement, including the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia, Chester County Food Bank ,The Mary Campbell Center, The Ronald McDonald House, .C.H.O.P. Wistar, Elwyn Inc.,Michaels Way, The Otho Davis Foundation, and the Boy Scouts of Chester County, whose golf tournament bearing Vermeil’s name annually earns (net) $165,000 for the organization, which has now going on for 25 years.

He is also involved with People for People, Inc., a community outreach organization founded by Reverend Herbert Lusk, a former Eagles player for Coach Vermeil.

In 2008, Vermeil and friends turned his hobby of making Jean Louis Vermeil Cabernet into a full-fledged business, which now annually produces 3,000 cases of quality Calistoga Napa Valley wines, in conjunction with Thomas Rivers Brown, Andy Jones & Tamber Bey Winery! The grapes are harvested from the century old Frediani vineyards in Calistoga. Forty eight acres of this fine vineyard was once owned by Vermeil’s Great Grand father, Garibaldo Iaccheri

When not involved in his wine business, speaking, or charity work, he enjoys going back to his roots and working on restoring his father’s old vintage race cars.

Vermeil is a member of three college sports halls of fame -- Napa Community College, San Jose State and UCLA: two NFL teams Halls of Fame – Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams: three states halls of fame -- Pennsylvania, Missouri, and California, and the Rose Bowl HOF. Inductee to Calif. Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame: He is the only coach to be awarded Conference Coach of the Year honors on four levels of football competition: High School, Community College, Division I college football, and has been selected as the NFL Coach of the Year twice : 1979 and 1999

Vermeil and his wife, Carol, reside in Chester County, Pennsylvania. They have three children: Rick, David, Nancy and eleven grandchildren (8 boys and 3 girls).

Dick Vermeil Videos

  • Dick Vermeil: The Seven Common Sense Principles of Leadership
    Dec 6, 2010 ... Legendary NFL Head Coach and leadership speaker Dick Vermeil is available through Keppler Speakers.
  • Dick Vermeil talks about his former player Orlando Pace who will be
  • Dick Vermeil on coaching in a Super Bowl

FAQs on booking Dick Vermeil

  • How to book Dick Vermeil?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dick Vermeil for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dick Vermeil, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dick Vermeil or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dick Vermeil?
    Booking fees for Dick Vermeil, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dick Vermeil, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dick Vermeil?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dick Vermeil for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dick Vermeil for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dick Vermeil or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dick Vermeil or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dick Vermeil is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dick Vermeil for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dick Vermeil generally travels from Chester County, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vince Papale, Jim Morris, Joe Theismann, Brian Holloway, Mike Eruzione, Jim Abbott, J.R. Martinez, Pat Williams, Brian Billick, Story Musgrave, M.D., Herman "Herm" Edwards, Mike Ditka, Bobby Bowden, Noah Galloway, Coach Ken Carter, Ron Jaworski, Tom Flick, Archie Manning and Mike Golic. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dick Vermeil for an upcoming event.

Dick Vermeil Speaker Videos

  • Dick Vermeil: The Seven Common Sense Principles of Leadership
    Dec 6, 2010 ... Legendary NFL Head Coach and leadership speaker Dick Vermeil is available through Keppler Speakers.
    Dick Vermeil talks about his former player Orlando Pace who will be
  • Dick Vermeil on coaching in a Super Bowl
    Coach Dick Vermeil's Common Sense Leadership Principles

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