Ex-WVU Coach Bill Stewart dies at 59

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., May 21 (UPI) -- Former West Virginia football Coach Bill Stewart died of an apparent heart attack while golfing Monday, school officials said.

Rodriguez introduced as new Arizona coach

TUCSON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Former Michigan football Coach Rich Rodriguez was introduced as the new coach at the University of Arizona Tuesday.

Arizona names Rodriguez football coach

TUCSON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Former Michigan head football Coach Rich Rodriguez has been hired as head coach by the University of Arizona, a school official said Monday.

Report: Rocky Long new SDSU football coach

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- San Diego State University will name defensive coordinator Rocky Long as new head football coach, media reports in San Diego said.
Les Miles to stay at LSU

Les Miles to stay at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Louisiana State announced Tuesday football Coach Les Miles, who had been considering moving to Michigan, is staying at LSU.
Coach Miles says he'll meet with Michigan

Coach Miles says he'll meet with Michigan

DETROIT, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Louisiana State football Coach Les Miles said Monday he'll meet with University of Michigan officials about the Wolverines' vacant head coaching job.
Rodriquez out at Michigan

Rodriquez out at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Rich Rodriguez's tenure as Michigan's football coach ended Wednesday with an announcement of his firing by Athletic Director David Brandon.

Michigan football gets added probation

DETROIT, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The University of Michigan football program has drawn another year of probation after it acknowledged four of five NCAA allegations, officials said.

Michigan notified of NCAA allegations

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The University of Michigan violated NCAA rules for college football programs by allowing non-coaching employees to coach, officials say.
Michigan gets NCAA 'inquiry' notice

Michigan gets NCAA 'inquiry' notice

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The University of Michigan confirmed Monday it has received an NCAA "Notice of Inquiry" indicating an investigation into its football program will continue.
UMichigan investigates players work hours

UMichigan investigates players work hours

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- University of Michigan football Coach Rich Rodriguez says he never forced his players to exceed the league-mandated 20-hour weekly practice limit.
Former Duke guard eyes Mich. football

Former Duke guard eyes Mich. football

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 15 (UPI) -- Former Duke point guard Greg Paulus has met with Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez about playing football at the Big Ten school, Fox Sports said.

WVU coach signs long contract

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- West Virginia University signed football coach Bill Stewart to a six-year contract Friday worth $800,000 each year.

COL FB: Utah 25, Michigan 23

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Brian Johnson completed 21-of-33 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown Saturday to lead the Utah Utes to a 25-23 victory over No. 24 Michigan.

Rodriguez to pay $4 million WVU tab

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., July 9 (UPI) -- Former West Virginia University head football coach Rich Rodriguez will pay $4 million for breaking his contract, WVU officials said.
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Rich Rodriguez
West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez speaks with his staff during the first half of the Nokia Sugar Bowl in AtlantaÕs Georgia Dome, January 6, 2006. West Virginia defeated Georgia 38-35. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)

Richard A. Rodriguez (born May 24, 1963) is an American football coach and former player. Most recently, he was the head football coach at the University of Michigan from 2008 to 2010, a position from which he was dismissed on January 5, 2011. Rodriguez has also served as the head coach at Salem University (1988), Glenville State College (1990–1996), and West Virginia University (2001–2007). His career college football coaching record stands at 120–84–2.

A native of Grant Town, West Virginia, Rodriguez graduated from North Marion High School in 1981 where he played four sports and was an all-state football and basketball player. After high school, Rodriguez attended West Virginia University. Playing as a defensive back, Rodriguez recorded 54 career tackles over three seasons.

During the 1985–1986 season, Rodriguez served as a student assistant under head coach Don Nehlen and graduated with a Physical Education degree. In 1986, he moved to what was then Salem College (now Salem International University) where he served as special teams coordinator and secondary coach. In 1987, he became Salem’s defensive coordinator and in 1988 took over as head coach. At 25 years old, he was the youngest college head coach in the country. He was 2–8 in his first season as head coach, after which the college announced it was dropping its football program.

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