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Dick Vermeil

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

 Dick Vermeil Biography

Dick Vermeil is a former American head coach for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. Louis Rams (1997-1999) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001-2005). He has coached at every level, Vermeil owns the rare distinction of being named Coach of the Year on four levels: High School, Junior College, NCAA Division I and the NFL.

Vermeil graduated in 1959 with an M.A. from San Jose State, where he was the backup quarterback. After serving as Head Coach for San Jose?s Del Mar High School football team for several years, Vermeil was hired as the NFL's first ever Special Teams coach by the Los Angeles Rams in 1969. He would remain with the Rams until 1974 when he was named as Head Coach by UCLA. Vermeil compiled a 15-5-3 record in two seasons (1974-1975) as head coach at UCLA, including a 9-2-1 record in 1975 when Vermeil led the Bruins to their first Pac 8 Championship, and a win in the Rose Bowl over an undefeated and number 1 ranked Ohio State team.

Vermeil began his NFL head coaching career in 1976 with the Philadelphia Eagles. He would coach the Eagles through the 1982 season. He was named the NFL's coach of the year in 1980, and led the Eagles into Super Bowl XV after defeating the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC championship. He retired for the first time after the 1982 season citing burnout. For the next 15 years, Vermeil spent time working as a sports announcer for the likes of CBS and ABC.

Vermeil returned to coaching with the St. Louis Rams in 1997. His first two years with the Rams were abysmal: the Rams won 5 and lost 11 games in 1997, and the following season they went 4-12. The 1999 season looked to start just as badly, when new starting quarterback Trent Green was injured in the pre- season. However, Green's injury allowed the unknown Kurt Warner to start. Under Warner, the Rams offense exploded, and they finished the 1999 season with a record of 13-3. It was one of the biggest single year turn arounds in NFL history. Vermeil led the Rams to their first ever Superbowl victory in Super Bowl XXXIV later that season with a win over the Tennessee Titans. He was also named NFL Coach of the Year for his second time for the 1999 season. He walked away from coaching again after the Rams' Super Bowl victory.

Soon after retiring in 2000, Vermeil realized how much passion he still had for football, and decided to return to coaching yet again. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on January 12, 2001. His first season with the Chiefs, the 2001 season, was anything but spectacular. The Chiefs finished a dismal 6-10 record, their worst record since 1988. Vermeil and the Chiefs made some major changes for the 2002 season, where the Chiefs would improve to 8-8. The Chiefs had the NFL's best offense in 2002, led by stars like Priest Holmes, Trent Green, Tony Gonzalez, Dante Hall, and future Hall of Fame offensive linemen like Willie Roaf and Will Shields. In 2003 the Chiefs started the season 9-0, and would finish with a 13-3 record, making the playoffs and winning the AFC West. They also had the NFL's top ranked offense for the second straight year. The Chiefs went 7-9 in 2004, even though they had the NFL's top ranked offense for the third consecutive year.

Vermeil returned with the Chiefs for the 2005 season with one of the NFL's best offenses, and an improved defense. Vermeil's play calling in 2005 uncharacteristically included more high risk calls. On December 31 Vermeil announced that he would retire at the conclusion of the 2005 season, and the next day he led the Chiefs to a 37-3 rout over the Cincinnati Bengals. However, the Chiefs failed to make the playoffs despite their 10-6 record.

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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

Dick Vermeil is a former American head coach for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. Louis Rams (1997-1999) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001-2005). He has coached at every level, Vermeil owns the rare distinction of being named Coach of the Year on four levels: High School, Junior College, NCAA Division I and the NFL.

Vermeil graduated in 1959 with an M.A. from San Jose State, where he was the backup quarterback. After serving as Head Coach for San Jose?s Del Mar High School football team for several years, Vermeil was hired as the NFL's first ever Special Teams coach by the Los Angeles Rams in 1969. He would remain with the Rams until 1974 when he was named as Head Coach by UCLA. Vermeil compiled a 15-5-3 record in two seasons (1974-1975) as head coach at UCLA, including a 9-2-1 record in 1975 when Vermeil led the Bruins to their first Pac 8 Championship, and a win in the Rose Bowl over an undefeated and number 1 ranked Ohio State team.

Vermeil began his NFL head coaching career in 1976 with the Philadelphia Eagles. He would coach the Eagles through the 1982 season. He was named the NFL's coach of the year in 1980, and led the Eagles into Super Bowl XV after defeating the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC championship. He retired for the first time after the 1982 season citing burnout. For the next 15 years, Vermeil spent time working as a sports announcer for the likes of CBS and ABC.

Vermeil returned to coaching with the St. Louis Rams in 1997. His first two years with the Rams were abysmal: the Rams won 5 and lost 11 games in 1997, and the following season they went 4-12. The 1999 season looked to start just as badly, when new starting quarterback Trent Green was injured in the pre- season. However, Green's injury allowed the unknown Kurt Warner to start. Under Warner, the Rams offense exploded, and they finished the 1999 season with a record of 13-3. It was one of the biggest single year turn arounds in NFL history. Vermeil led the Rams to their first ever Superbowl victory in Super Bowl XXXIV later that season with a win over the Tennessee Titans. He was also named NFL Coach of the Year for his second time for the 1999 season. He walked away from coaching again after the Rams' Super Bowl victory.

Soon after retiring in 2000, Vermeil realized how much passion he still had for football, and decided to return to coaching yet again. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on January 12, 2001. His first season with the Chiefs, the 2001 season, was anything but spectacular. The Chiefs finished a dismal 6-10 record, their worst record since 1988. Vermeil and the Chiefs made some major changes for the 2002 season, where the Chiefs would improve to 8-8. The Chiefs had the NFL's best offense in 2002, led by stars like Priest Holmes, Trent Green, Tony Gonzalez, Dante Hall, and future Hall of Fame offensive linemen like Willie Roaf and Will Shields. In 2003 the Chiefs started the season 9-0, and would finish with a 13-3 record, making the playoffs and winning the AFC West. They also had the NFL's top ranked offense for the second straight year. The Chiefs went 7-9 in 2004, even though they had the NFL's top ranked offense for the third consecutive year.

Vermeil returned with the Chiefs for the 2005 season with one of the NFL's best offenses, and an improved defense. Vermeil's play calling in 2005 uncharacteristically included more high risk calls. On December 31 Vermeil announced that he would retire at the conclusion of the 2005 season, and the next day he led the Chiefs to a 37-3 rout over the Cincinnati Bengals. However, the Chiefs failed to make the playoffs despite their 10-6 record.

  • PPIF Conference (Private Placement Industry Forum)
    Very easy working with Mandy, Edie and Coach. People loved hearing Coach speak and meeting him at our cocktail reception. Some great words of wisdom on team building, and he is a lovely lovely guy. Thank you!
    Cosimo Montagu | KNect365 - Informa Business
  • APMM Annual Conference
    Anne McCollum | PA Municipal League
  • Bi-annual Sales & Leadership Conference
    My entire experience was great! The only suggestion I have would be to send out a "final payment" reminder since it was almost a year between the deposit and final payment due. By the time I received the request for final payment, I only had a couple of days to get it processed. Other than that, everything went smoothly.
    Dena Mitchell | VF Outlet
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All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

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Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dick Vermeil or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Dick Vermeil. Find information on booking Dick Vermeil for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Dick Vermeil, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Dick Vermeil.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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