I have a terrific job at a place that I truly loveOregon State extends Riley's contract Dec 30, 2008
We've done some very good things at Oregon State over the last few years and this is another sign of the commitment this university has to not only the football program, but the entire athletics departmentRiley gets extension at Oregon State Apr 25, 2007
He was a big man, pretty round, and he always wore those big orange jacketsFormer OSU football coach dies at 79 Oct 23, 2003
There are a bunch of 10-9 and 20-17 games in the NFL and the good teams win thoseChargers fire Coach Mike Riley Dec 31, 2001
I want to see what's going on a little bitChargers fire Coach Mike Riley Dec 31, 2001
Michael Joseph Riley (b. July 6, 1953) is an American football coach and the current head coach of the Oregon State Beavers. Riley has also coached in several professional leagues, and is a former head coach of the San Diego Chargers of the NFL and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League .
Riley was born in Wallace, Idaho in 1953 and moved to Corvallis, Oregon in 1965. He grew up watching the Oregon State Beavers while his father, Bud Riley, served as defensive coordinator under legendary coach Dee Andros from 1965–1972. Riley was a hometown hero himself from his athletic days at Corvallis High School. Riley was the starting quarterback who led the Spartans to the state title game in both 1969 and in 1970. They came up short against Medford High School in 1969, 27–0, but avenged the loss the following season when they met Medford again and came out victorious 21–10.
He considers the college town of Corvallis, Oregon his hometown.