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Perry Moss

Perry Moss
Moss on a 1948 Bowman football card
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1926-08-04)August 4, 1926
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died August 7, 2014(2014-08-07) (aged 88)
Deltona, Florida
Playing career

Green Bay Packers
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)


Illinois (freshmen)
Washington (assistant)
LSU (backfield)
Miami (FL) (backfield)
Wisconsin (backfield)
Florida State
Montreal Alouettes
Chicago Bruisers
Detroit Drive
Orlando Predators

Miami (FL)
Head coaching record
Overall 4–15–1 (college football)
86–35–1 (AFL)
15–7 (college baseball)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
2 (ArenaBowl II & ArenaBowl IV)
3× AFL Coach of the Year

Perry Lee Moss (August 4, 1926 – August 7, 2014) was an Rose Bowl team which routed UCLA, 45–14, in 1947. Moss served two years in the United States Air Force between his playing time at Tulsa and Illinois. At Illinois, he was named to All-Big Ten Conference and All-American teams. He was drafted in 1948 by the Green Bay Packers in the 13th round (111th pick overall) and played at the professional level for one year before returning to Illinois as an assistant.

Moss served as head baseball coach and backfield coach at the University of Miami in 1955 and University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1958. In 1959, he was named as the head football coach and athletic director at Florida State, and compiled a 4–6 record and later at Marshall University in 1968 where he compiled an 0–9–1 record before resigning in the wake of NCAA recruiting violations. From 1960 through 1962 he was head coach of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. In the mid-1960s and again in the early 1980s he coached the West Virginia Rockets of the semi-pro American Football Association. In 1987, Moss was hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bruisers of the Arena Football League.[1] In 1991, he was named as first coach of the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League and compiled a record of 59–25 before leaving the team in 1997.

Moss is a member of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. On August 7, 2014, Moss died at his home in Deltona, Florida, aged 88.[2]

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Florida State Seminoles (NCAA University Division Independent) (1959)
1959 Florida State 4–6
Florida State: 4–6
Marshall Thundering Herd (Mid-American Conference) (1968)
1968 Marshall 0–9–1 0–6 7th
Marshall: 0–9–1 0–6
Total: 4–15–1


  1. ^ Linda Kay & Mike Conklin (February 23, 1988). "The Silver Fox is on the scene: Blackhawks General Manager...". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Former Seminole football coach, Perry Moss, dies". Retrieved August 8, 2014. 

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