Friday, December 4, 2015

1976 Profile: Jerry Wampfler

Defensive Line Coach
"Recruited by Woody Hayes, Jerry Wampfler arrived at Miami (Ohio) University after Hayes had departed for Ohio State and left the football program to Ara Parseghian. For three seasons, Wampfler was a standout offensive lineman under Parseghian.
Following graduation, Wampfler went directly into coaching, starting at New Philadelphia (Ohio) High School in his hometown as an assistant. A year later, he became offensive line coach at Presbyterian College in South Carolina. From 1956-62, Wampfler shifted between assignments at Perry High in Massillon, Ohio and Lancaster (Ohio) High.
He returned to Miami as offensive line coach in 1963 and remained there until 1966 when he was tapped by Parseghian for the same job at Notre Dame. Wampfler had a hand in the Irish's 1966 National Championship and, in four seasons at South Bend, developed such All-Americas as guards Tom Regner and Larry DiNardo, and tackles Jim Reilly and George Kunz.
Wampfler left Notre Dame in 1970 to accept the head job at Colorado State and was CSU coach for three years. Jerry entered the pros with Mike McCormack's Philadelphia Eagles in 1973, spending three seasons in Philadelphia. Lou Saban named him to the Buffalo staff in February."

-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook

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