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Rick Lantz

Rick Lantz
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born New Britain, Connecticut
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
New England Patriots (LB)
Georgia Tech (DC)
Notre Dame (DL)
Louisville (DC/LB)
Virginia (DC)
Navy (DC/LB)
Barcelona Dragons (LB)
Berlin Thunder
Rhein Fire
Omaha Nighthawks (DC/LB)
Head coaching record
Overall 0–3 (college)
23–11–1 (NFL Europe)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 World Bowl (XII)
NFL Europe Coach of the Year (2004)

Rick Lantz was the interim head football coach at Miami, Buffalo, and Boston University.

Lantz also coached the Berlin Thunder and Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. In three seasons (2004–06) with the Berlin Thunder, Lantz coached the team to an 18-11-1 regular season record. In addition, the Thunder competed in two World Bowls. Berlin won World Bowl XII 30-24 over the Frankfurt Galaxy on June 12, 2004, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.[1] The following year, the Thunder fell in World Bowl XIII 27-21 to the Amsterdam Admirals on June 11, 2005, in Düsseldorf, Germany.[2] The 2006 Berlin season included a 17-17 tie on the road against the Hamburg Sea Devils on April 1, one of just two ties in the history of NFL Europe.

Lantz took the reins of the Rhein Fire in 2007, the final season of NFL Europe. He coached the team to a 4-6 record.[3]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Navy (Independent) (2001)
2001 Navy 0–3
Navy: 0–3
Total: 0–3



  1. ^ World Bowl XII recap
  2. ^ World Bowl XIII recap
  3. ^ 2007 NFL Europa standings

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