no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
Lloyd Carr Retires From the University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After 30 years of distinguished service to the University of Michigan, associate athletic director and former U-M head football coach Lloyd Carr will officially retire from the athletic department on Sept. 1.
“I am thankful for the wonderful opportunity to assist two great coaches here in Bo Schembechler and Gary Moeller and I will always appreciate Joe Roberson’s decision to name me the head coach in 1995,” said Carr. “I am also appreciative for those I worked with and for all the great friendships I have developed.
“Most of all, I am thankful for the young men I coached and for all the memories I have from my time at Michigan.”
Carr’s accomplishments off the field can be measured by his success as a fundraiser for many charitable causes, including his role as Co-Chair for the campaign to build a new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital which will open in the fall of 2011. He will remain active in fundraising and keep his position as co-chair for the fundraising effort for the hospitals. He has also aided both the athletic department and the university as a highly sought-after speaker, serving on special committees, and providing helpful advice and mentoring to coaches and staff.
“Lloyd Carr's legacy is an impressive and important part of Michigan's rich history and tradition of excellence in football,” said U-M President Mary Sue Coleman. “He has served the University as well through his advocacy and passion for a number of philanthropic causes. We are grateful for his long and successful service and wish him well in retirement.”
“I have known Lloyd since he came to Michigan as an assistant coach,” said Dave Brandon, U-M Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “Coach Carr is a man of integrity. I admire and appreciate his love for all of our student-athletes and his many contributions to not only our University, but his work on behalf of numerous charitable causes throughout the State of Michigan.”
Carr is retiring after two-and-one-half years as an associate athletic director, but his accomplishments as U-M’s 17th head football coach will be an enduring memory.
Following the 2008 Capital One Bowl, Carr retired as U-M football coach with an overall record of 122-40 (81-23 Big Ten), a national championship and five Big Ten Conference titles. He is one of only three U-M coaches to win more than 100 games, an achievement only surpassed by Bo Schembechler and Fielding H. Yost. He is the only coach to have taken Michigan teams to a bowl game in each year he served as head coach and he is only the fifth head football coach to lead Michigan to a national title (1997).
Carr became just the second Big Ten coach to post an undefeated regular season record in just his third year of head coaching. He also wrote himself into the NCAA record books, becoming just the seventh coach in NCAA history to have reached 29 wins in just three seasons of coaching.
Carr has also been involved in the university, community and coaching fraternity. He has been active in support of women's athletics, endowing a women's athletics scholarship that is presented annually to a U-M female student-athlete. He initiated the Women's Football Academy and U-M Men's Fantasy Football Experience which donate all proceeds to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center through the establishment of the Coach Carr Cancer Fund in 1998 in memory of his mother, Pauline, who died of breast cancer. The “Carr Wash for Kids” was an annual event benefiting the Mott Children’s Hospital which is a cause he continues to support today. He also serves as spokesperson for Mentor Michigan to help recruit men and women to help children in need. He has been involved with local charities such as the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, Washtenaw Literacy and the United Way.
In the past, he also worked with Special Olympics, served on the NCAA Rules Committee and was a member of the American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees. He annually hosts the Hall of Fame football camp in his hometown of Riverview, Mich. He was also given the Philip Hart Public Service Award from the Michigan Women’s Studies Association and the Dodge National Athletic Lifetime Achievement Award.
Carr is married to the former Laurie McCartney. They have six children: Melissa, Brett, Jason, Ryan, Emily and Jarrett. Jason was a quarterback at U-M and Emily lettered in volleyball. He has 11 grandchildren: Tyler John McCartney, Brendan Massey McCartney, Drew Elizabeth Vigo, Austin Patrick McCartney, Colin Lloyd McCartney, Sydney Ann Vigo, Ethan Michael McCartney, Casey Carr Vigo, Noah Thomas McCartney, Curtis Jason (C.J.) Carr and Thomas Lloyd Carr with another grandson expected in October.
CAREER COACHING HIGHLIGHTS
1995-2007: Overall record 122–40 (81-23 Big Ten)
5-Big Ten (1997–1998, 2000, 2003–2004)
AFCA Coach of the Year (1997)
Walter Camp Coach of the Year (1997)
Paul “Bear” Bryant Award (1997)
AFQ/Schutt Coach of the Year (1997)
Northern Michigan University Hall of Fame (1997)
Catholic League Hall of Fame (1997)
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year (2007)
Robert R. Neyland Award (2008)
1976–77 Assistant (Eastern Michigan)
1978–79 Assistant (Illinois)
1980–86 Defensive Backs (Michigan)
1987–94 Defensive Coordinator (Michigan)
1995–2007 Head Coach (Michigan)
High School Coaching
1968-69 Assistant Nativity HS (Detroit)
1970-73 Assistant Belleville (Mich.)
1973-75 Head coach Westland (Mich.) John Glenn
Regional Class A Coach of the Year (1975)
It occurs to me that we're getting gypped here. Why should former players and published sportswriters be the only ones that get to participate in dirty, dirty lies? It's not fair. We're qualified to lie too.
Did you guys hear that Rich Rod called Conelius Jones last night and told him he needed to be working out hard? I guess Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson got in a fight over the last twinkie, leaving both in the hospital with enough blood loss to be Hypovolemic. Jack Kennedy tried to intervene and lost an arm (non-throwing, fortunately), and Rodriguez was reported to say that he, "Never really had any faith in that Gardner kid in the first place."
Does anyone know if there is a Lloyd Carr coaching memoir or autobiography available? I couldn't find anything like that at Amazon.com and thought maybe someone here knows of something. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Last night at the bar, I got dragged into a debate with my friend (not a Rich Rodriguez fan BTW) over the recent MSM meme of Michigan adopting a "lower standard" for football players by bring in the likes of Demar Dorsey and Justin Feagin. Exasperated, I made the case that Dorsey, while maybe somewhat risky, seems to be a kid who wants to make a fresh start and that there were no real warning signs around Feagin before he got on campus.
Further, I made the argument that Rich Rodriguez is not the first Michigan football coach who has brought in a player with a sketchy past, although I was challenged to come up with a name. The list of Michigan players under Lloyd Carr who had problems during their time at Michigan is pretty well-documented, but did Lloyd ever bring on a recruit that already had some red flags in his past and how did those players turn out?
Right now I am watching the 2008 Capital One Bowl on demand. I am going to try my best to pretend I never watched it and hope for the best. Go Blue!!!!
[EDIT: my bad double post. Discuss anyways if you so desire. or ignore. or neg. whatever floats your boat.]
I apologize if this has been linked already. If it has, I didn't see it.
Basically, I wished Zoltan could punt Gregg Doyel into the sun after I read this:
Apparently, OSU "spanked" us 21-10. What an idiot. That's the least of the ignorance in this article. Doyel says that RR "sniveled" in his press conference, and tried to pain RR as a whiney little child, throwing blame around, and accepting none himself. A lot of this is taken out of context and blown out of proportion. You, Gregg Doyel, are exactly who RR is talking about: the "faction" who wants to cause drama and adversity!