Dick Sheridan was born on August 9, 1941 in Augusta, Georgia. He attended North Augusta High School and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1964. He has coached football at the high school and collegiate levels. At the high school level, he coached football and basketball. In 1971, he led Orangeburg High School to the State AAAA Football Championship finishing the season 13-0.
He spent the next season at Airport High School and led the school to its first ever playoff appearance in school history. He served as head coach at Furman University from 1978 to 1985 and was the athletic director also in those last three years. He won 6 Southern Conference championships while at Furman and was named the AFCA Division I-AA Coach of the year in 1985. His Furman team was nationally ranked at number 1 in the 1985 season.
From 1986-1992, he was head coach at North Carolina State University and led the team to six bowl games. He won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award and ACC Coach of the Year in 1986. Last November he was honored for the 30th anniversary of his winning the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award at an NC State football game.
Coach Sheridan unfortunately passed away July 6, 2023. He will be sorely missed.
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