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Lary Kuharich

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Joseph Lawrence (Lary) Kuharich, Jr. (born December 20, 1945) is an American football coach currently serving as the Offensive Coordinator of the Arena Football League's Columbus Destroyers. He is the son of former Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Philadelphia Eagles head football coach Joe Kuharich and the brother of former New Orleans Saints General Manager Bill Kuharich. Kuharich coached at Temple, Illinois State and California in the late 70s early 80s before joining becoming offensive coordinator of the San Antonio Gunslingers in 1983. He held the same position with the Oakland Invaders and Calgary Stampeders before becoming the Stampeders head coach in 1987. In 1990, Kuharich became the head coach of the BC Lions. Both he and GM Joe Kapp worked to acquire big name players, including Doug Flutie, Major Harris, and Mark Gastineau. Although Flutie played well, Gastineau only appeared in 4 games and Harris spent most of the season on the bench. After a rough 2-7-1 start he was fired along with Joe Kapp. In 1991 he was the offensive coordinator of the ArenaBowl Champion Tampa Bay Storm. When Fran Curci left to coach the Cincinnati Rockers, he was named the team's new head coach, vice  ( Wikipedia article )

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1945-12-20

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