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Richard Mann

Coaching ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Richard Mann first received attention for his excellent play in the Quips’ 1964 WPIAL championship team. He then went off to Arizona State University on a full scholarship and became a three year regular, beginning as tight end and switching to flanker, which gave him a solid background that would come in handy as a receiving coach. After graduating from Arizona State, Rich returned to Aliquippa to teach and coach, spending four years with the Quips before signing on to the Arizona State staff in 1974, where he molded John Jefferson, Bruce Hardy, and Jerry Bell into future professional football players. In 1980 Rich began a two year stint at Louisville, where he coached future Miami Dolphin great Mark Clayton. Rich left in 1982 for a professional position with the Baltimore Colts through the 1984 season and then signed with the Cleveland Browns and worked with such revivers as Ozzie Newsome, Webster Slaughter, and Michael Jackson. Rich went to the New York Jets in 1994 and was credited with helping develop number one draft pick Keyshawn Johnson into a topnotch receiver. During his stint with the Jets, Rich also worked with talented receivers in Wayne Chrebet, Rob Moore, and Kyle Brady. Rich returned to work for Art Modell in 1997 (now stationed in Baltimore with the Ravens), and then moved to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1999. Rich was a 1983 inductee into the Aliquippa Sports Hall of Fame and received the Black Image Achievement Award in 1989.