Dick Jamieson
Biographical details
Born(1937-11-13)November 13, 1937
Streator, Illinois
DiedMay 2, 2001(2001-05-02) (aged 63)
St. Louis, Missouri
Playing career
1959Baltimore Colts
1960–1961New York Titans
1957Beaumont Pirates
1958Grand Forks Chiefs
1958San Angelo Pirates
Position(s)Quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972–1977Missouri (OC)
1978–1979Indiana State
1980–1984St. Louis Cardinals (RB)
1985St. Louis Cardinals (OC)
1986–1987Houston Oilers (OC/RB)
1990–1991Northwestern (OC/QB)
1992–1994Rutgers (RB)
1995–1996Philadelphia Eagles (RB)
1997Arizona Cardinals (OC)
Head coaching record

Richard Alexander Jamieson (November 13, 1937 – May 2, 2001) was an American football and baseball player and coach of football. He was the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League in 1997. He also served as offensive coordinator for the Cardinals in 1985 when the franchise was in St. Louis, Missouri.[1][2]

Playing career

Jamieson spent three seasons in professional football, 1959 with the NFL's Baltimore Colts and 1960 and 1961 in the American Football League, in which he was originally the property of the Dallas Texans but was traded to the New York Titans, now the New York Jets. He also spent two seasons in the farm system of Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates after graduating from Bradley University in 1959. He was a 'Little All-American' as a sophomore in 1956.

Coaching career

Prior to joining the Cardinals staff, Jamieson was the head coach at Indiana State University from 1978 to 1979, leading the Sycamores to a record of 11–11.

Jamieson returned to Peoria and began a coaching career that took him from Peoria High, where his teams were renowned for their offensive prowess, to an assistant coaching position at the University of Missouri. He left there to become head coach at Indiana State, then was hired onto the staff of the NFL's Cardinals, for whom he would serve two stints as offensive coordinator, one in St. Louis and one in Arizona. Jamieson's career included time as an assistant coach for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Oilers; he also served in the college ranks for Northwestern University, Rutgers University and Cerritos College.[3]

Personal life

Jamieson's father was Robert Arthur Jamieson, a Scottish emigrant who was a prominent citizen of Peoria, Illinois. His younger brother is Bob Jamieson, a longtime television news correspondent at NBC News and ABC News.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Indiana State Sycamores (Missouri Valley Conference) (1978–1979)
1978 Indiana State 3–8 2–3 3rd
1979 Indiana State 8–3 3–2 4th
Indiana State: 11–11 5–5
Total: 11–11

See also


  1. ^ Freeman, Mike (18 January 1998). "PRO FOOTBALL: NOTEBOOK; Joyner-Kersee Takes on Another Hurdle, This Time as N.F.L. Agent". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "The Spokesman-Review - Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)