Lloyd Carr

Lloyd Carr is an American professional football coach, and a former professional player who played as the NFL and AFL as well. From 1995, he remained the head coach for University of Michigan football team until 2007, after which he quit the job. In those 11 seasons, he coached the team into 162 games, out of which they won 122 games and lost 40 only. He has been awarded for his work and contribution to the game and his team as well for his coaching abilities. With a 100 percent winning record in 1997, his team Michigan Wolverines were regarded the National Champion by associated press. That year, he won the 1997 AFCA Coach of the Year Award with others to follow soon such as 1997 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award and 1997 Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award as well.

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Born on the July of 1945 as Lloyd Henry Carr, Jr. he was raised in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He was born into a working class family where his father Lloyd Henry Carr was a football team coach and his mother worked in a sewing industry. He was brought up as an only child, and at the age of 10, moved to Riverview, Michigan. There, he studied at the Riverview Community High School and began to play football right away. A dependable quarterback, he played almost all games for his team “Pirates” and they won the 1962 State Championship. After he graduated high school, he played football as well as baseball for three straight seasons, for the University of Missouri. To achieve his Master’s degree, he went to study at the Northern Michigan University (NMU) where he played for a season too. It didn’t matter much which team he played with, every of his coach or team mates regarded him to be a very dependable quarterback.

He began his coaching career since 1968, as an assistant coach in Detroit’s Nativity High School. He served at the same position at Belleville High School from 1970 to 1973, before working as a head coach in 1973, at John Glenn High School. In 1976, he coached a college team for the first time, which was in Eastern Michigan University, and travelled to Illinois and West Virginia to gain more experiences. In 1995, he was appointed as the interim head coach for Michigan’s team after their head coach resigned.

After his job became a permanent one in the November of that same year, he was in charged for 10 games with the results coming as 8 wins and 2 losses. Two years later, his team won the competition without losing or drawing a single game; which was a big achievement for the team. He has been a legendary player and coach for his team and has been awarded many prestigious titles. After retiring the coaching field in 2007, he was given an honorary doctorate from University of Michigan. Also, Albion College, whom he has worked as an assistant coach for; provided him an honorary degree too, in 2008 and his name was included as a coach in the “College Football Hall of Fame”, recently in 2011.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 30 Jul, 1945
Age: 74 yrs
Occupations: American football player
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Hawkins County
Gender: Male
Description: American football player and coach
Net Worth 2021: 5 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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