Bruce Fowler has been hired as Furman University’s 22nd head football coach. This made me wonder, how big is the Dick Sheridan coaching tree? I listed the person and their most recent position or two. I know I missed people, if you name some others I will add them to the list!
Bruce Fowler (Head Coach at Furman – 2011): He began his collegiate coaching career in 1984 as a graduate assistant under Dick Sheridan.
Robbie Caldwell (Head Coach at Vanderbilt – 2010 / 2-10): Caldwell joined the staff of coach Dick Sheridan at North Carolina State, where he was offensive line coach, coaching 14 All-ACC linemen from 1986 to 1999.
Bobby Johnson (Head Coach at Furman – 1994 – 2001 / 60-36) (Head Coach at Vanderbilt 2002-2009 / 29-66): Johnson became a longtime assistant coach at Furman University. He spent many seasons under the watchful eye of headman Dick Sheridan. Was 1-0 in bowl games at Vandy. Made 3 postseasons at Furman.
Clay Hendrix (Assistant Head Coach and OC at Air Force – 2007 – present)
Mike O’Cain (QB Coach at VaTech): A top assistant under Sheridan from 1986-92.
Shane Montgomery (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach at Youngstown State)