Dick Voris
Biographical details
Born(1922-01-25)January 25, 1922
Los Angeles, California
DiedDecember 26, 2008(2008-12-26) (aged 86)
Playing career
1947–1948San Jose State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1952–1953Hartnell JC
1954Los Angeles Rams (assistant)
1955–1957Army (DL)
1961–1962Green Bay Packers (WR/TE)
1963–1967San Francisco 49ers (DL)
1968–1970St. Louis Cardinals (DL)
1971St. Louis Cardinals (DC/LB)
1972Detroit Lions (LB)
1973Baltimore Colts (DC/LB)
1974–1975New York Jets (DC/LB)
1976Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LB)
Head coaching record
Overall1–29 (college)
20–0–1 (junior college)

Richard J. Voris (January 25, 1922 – December 26, 2008) was an American football player and coach. He served as head football coach at the University of Virginia from 1958 to 1960, compiling a record of 1–29.

Early life

He graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1940, where he was on the varsity football team as well as a member of the golf team and track and field.[1] Voris graduated from Salinas Junior College (later Hartnell) in 1942.

Coaching career

Voris was named head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers football program on February 11, 1958.[2] In his three seasons at the helm, the Cavaliers went 1–29. That mark included a 28-game losing streak, then an NCAA major-college record. His only win came against Duke with a score of 15–12. He resigned shortly after the conclusion of the 1960 season, on December 9.[3]

Following his stint at Virginia, Voris was hired by the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. From 1961 to 1962, he served as the teams director of player personnel and also as an assistant on Vince Lombardi's staff, coaching the ends. During that period the Packers won two league championships.

He was also an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers and at San Jose State.

After coaching James Lick High School to a championship, he brought nine players from the San Jose area and two from his previous coaching job in Hanford to join Salinas Valley area players.

In his two seasons at Hartnell, his teams compiled a 20–0–1 record.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Virginia Cavaliers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1958–1960)
1958 Virginia 1–9 1–5 8th
1959 Virginia 0–10 0–5 8th
1960 Virginia 0–10 0–6 8th
Virginia: 1–29 1–16
Total: 1–29


  1. ^ "Santa Cruz Hall of Fame inductees". Santa Cruz Sentinel. October 31, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "Voris Is Named To Coaching Job At Virginia". The Free Lance–Star. February 12, 1958. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  3. ^ UPI (December 11, 1960). "Voris Gets Freedom Plus Pay". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved March 28, 2012.