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Gerry DiNardo

Gerry DiNardo was a Division I head coach for 13 seasons between 1991 and 2004, including four seasons as the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores and five seasons as the head coach of the LSU Tigers. After working as an assistant from 1975-1990 DiNardo was hired at Vanderbilt prior to the 1991 season. In four seasons in Nashville, his Commodores teams combined to go 19-25 overall and just 9-22 in the SEC.

After four straight losing seasons with Vanderbilt, DiNardo left to take over an LSU program that had strung together six straight losing seasons before his arrival in 1995 season. DiNardo posted three straight winning seasons from 1995-1997, going a perfect 3-0 in bowl games and twice finishing in the top-15 of the final Associated Press rankings. His 1998 squad opened the season ranked No. 9 in the AP Preseason Top 25, but things took a turn for the worse in Baton Rouge and DiNardo’s Tigers finished the season just 4-7. They were an even-worse 2-8 to start the 1999 season, including an 0-7 mark against the SEC. He was fired with one game remaining in the season, ending his stay at LSU with a 32-24-1 combined record in five seasons.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach Indiana Hoosiers 2002-2004
Head Coach Birmingham Thunderbolts 2001
Head Coach LSU Tigers 1995-1999
Head Coach Vanderbilt Commodores 1991-1994
Assistant Coach Colorado Buffalos 1982-1990
Assistant Coach Maine Black Bears 1975-1981

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