Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Stampeders, Lions Coach Lary Kuharich Dies at the Age of 70

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Stampeders, Lions Coach Lary Kuharich Dies at the Age of 70

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Former CFL coach Kuharich dies at 70

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CALGARY - Lary Kuharich, a former head coach of the Calgary Stampeders and B.C. Lions who later won two titles in the Arena Football League, has died. He was 70.

The native of Middletown, N.Y., who also served as a running backs coach with the NFL's New Orleans Saints from 1998-2000, died Sunday, the Stampeders said in a statement.

Kuharich joined the Stampeders as an assistant in 1986 and took over as head coach in '87 when the team opened with a 2-6 record. He led Calgary to eight victories in its last 10 regular-season games and a spot in the post-season.

He continued to coach the Stamps through the 1989 season and finished with an overall regular-season record of 24-22, but was 0-2 in playoff games.

Kuharich moved to B.C. in 1990 but was fired after the Lions opened the season with a 2-7-1 record. …

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