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Barry Switzer

Award-winning Coach

A Native of Arkansas, Coach Switzer graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1960. He played Center and Linebacker for the Razorbacks and was captain of the 1959 team that claimed the Southwestern Conference and Gator Bowl titles. In 1966, Coach Switzer joined the University of Oklahoma staff as offensive line coach, and was named head coach of the Sooners in 1973. In his 16 years at OU, Barry compiled a 157-29-4 record. His winning percentage ranks as the fourth best in NCAA Division I history. Coach Switzer led Oklahoma to 3 national championship titles, as well as 12 Big 8 Championships. His teams won 8 out of 13 bowl appearances. Coach Switzer was named head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 1994, leading them to the 1996 Super Bowl Championship. He is one of only three coaches to have won championships in both the NCAA and the NFL.

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