From Gridiron to Grape Vine, Dick Vermeil has had a Winning Career
Dick Vermeil began his distinguished coaching career in 1959 as an assistant coach at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. What came to follow is one of the most legendary careers in professional football.
In all three of his posts as an NFL head coach, Vermeil took every team—Philadelphia, St. Louis and Kansas City, each of which had a losing record before he arrived—and brought them to the playoffs by his third season at the helm.
He holds the distinction of being named Coach of the Year in high school, junior college, Division I college, and NFL Coach of the Year twice. He also worked for CBS and ABC as a sports broadcaster between his hugely successful coaching jobs.