Lary Kuharich, American football coach, Died at 70


Joseph Lawrence “Lary” Kuharich, Jr. was born on December 20, 1945, and died on November 13, 2016.

He was an American football coach.

Lary Kuharich was most recently the offensive coordinator of the Arena Football League’s Columbus Destroyers.

Lary Kuharich was 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.

He coached at Temple, Illinois State and California in the late 1970s early 80s before becoming offensive coordinator of the San Antonio Gunslingers in 1983.

Kuharich held the same position with the Oakland Invaders and Calgary Stampeders before becoming the Stampeders head coach in 1987.

During 1990, he became the head coach of the BC Lions.

Together he and GM Joe Kapp worked to acquire big-name players, including Doug Flutie, Major Harris, and Mark Gastineau.

Nonetheless that Flutie played well, Gastineau only appeared in 4 games and Harris spent most of the season on the bench.

Following a rough 2–7–1 start he was fired along with Joe Kapp.

He was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer

Lary Kuharich passed away at 70 years old.