|Born||October 4, 1932|
Green Bay, Wisconsin
|Died||August 12, 2021 (aged 88)|
La Crosse, Wisconsin
|Alma mater||Wisconsin-La Crosse|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–2 (NAIA D-I playoffs)|
10–4 (NAIA D-II playoffs)
13–5 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 NAIA Division II (1985)|
2 NCAA Division III (1992, 1995)
15 WIAC (1971, 1973–1975, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991–1993, 1995–1996, 1999)
|AFCA Division III Coach of the Year (1995)|
|College Football Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2005 (profile)
Roger Harring (October 4, 1932 – August 12, 2021) was an American football player and coach. He won 340 games over 42 seasons at both the high school and college levels.
Harring graduated from Wisconsin State College–La Crosse (later renamed University of Wisconsin–La Crosse). He graduated in 1958 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education.
After graduating from La Crosse, Harring coached high school football at Ladysmith High School in Ladysmith, Wisconsin (1958–1962) and at Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (1963–1968). He won 79 games as a high school coach.
In 1969, Harring accepted the head coaching job at his alma mater. At Wisconsin–La Crosse, he had a 261–75–7 record. He won 15 conference titles and three national championships (1985, 1992, 1995) before his retirement in 1999.
Harring was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005. An attempt to rename the stadium at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse was controversial in the city of La Crosse and unpopular with the public.[clarification needed] Veterans' groups opposed changing the name to "Harring Stadium" and filed a lawsuit against the university regents, stating that the regents had violated the state's open meeting laws. The facility is officially called Veterans Memorial Sports Field Complex.
Roger Harring died at the age of 88 on August 12, 2021.
|Wisconsin–La Crosse Eagles (Wisconsin State University Athletic Conference / Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1969–present)|
|1973||Wisconsin–La Crosse||9–2||7–1||1st||L NAIA Division I Semifinal|
|1978||Wisconsin–La Crosse||9–2||7–1||T–1st||L NAIA Division I Quarterfinal|
|1983||Wisconsin–La Crosse||9–3–1||6–1–1||2nd||L NCAA Division III Semifinal|
|1985||Wisconsin–La Crosse||11–1–2||5–1–2||2nd||W NAIA Division II Championship|
|1986||Wisconsin–La Crosse||10–2||7–1||T–1st||L NAIA Division II Semifinal|
|1988||Wisconsin–La Crosse||11–3||6–2||T–2nd||L NAIA Division II Championship|
|1989||Wisconsin–La Crosse||12–2||7–1||1st||L NAIA Division II Championship|
|1990||Wisconsin–La Crosse||9–2||7–1||2nd||L NAIA Division II First Round|
|1991||Wisconsin–La Crosse||10–2||7–1||1st||L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal|
|1992||Wisconsin–La Crosse||12–0–1||6–0–1||1st||W NCAA Division III Championship|
|1993||Wisconsin–La Crosse||11–1||7–0||1st||L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal|
|1995||Wisconsin–La Crosse||14–0||7–0||1st||W NCAA Division III Championship|
|1996||Wisconsin–La Crosse||11–2||7–0||1st||L NCAA Division III Semifinal|
|1999||Wisconsin–La Crosse||7–4||6–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|