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Dick Sheridan


Dick Sheridan

Inducted 2020

Date of Birth



Augusta, GA


North Carolina State University (1986-1992)

Furman University (1978-1985)


Coach Dick Sheridan started his coaching career at Furman from 1978 through 1985, winning 69 games in eight seasons and posting a 74.4 winning percentage that remains the best in school history. He is the first player or coach from Furman to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. His Furman teams would win six SoCon titles in his eight seasons, and they became just the second program in league history to win four titles in a row (1980 – 1983). During his career he coached eight First-Team All-America selections, 75 All-Conference players and five SoCon Players of the Year. Sheridan followed his success at Furman to North Carolina State where he helped spark a turnaround as the coach from 1986 through 1992. Prior to his arrival, NC State had posted three consecutive 3-8 seasons. During his first year he earned the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year and ACC Coach of the Year after leading NC State to an 8-3-1 record. He would finish with the second-most wins in school history, while coaching four All-America selections and 31 All-Conference players.


Wins 121

Losses 52

Ties 5

Career Highlights

  • 1986 AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1986 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1985 AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1985 AFCA FCS Coach of the Year
  • 1983 AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1982 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1980 Conference Coach of the Yar
  • 1978 Conference Coach of the Year
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