Back in 1980 these five gentlemen were all assistant coaches at San Diego State under Head Coach Doug Scovil. From Right to left: Brian Billick, Mike Smith (Head Coach Atlanta Falcons), Cole Proctor (Scout for Tenn. Titans), Steve Shafer (long time Defensive Backs Coach for Rams, Ravens & Jaguars) and myself.
All five coaches went on into the NFL and were very successful.
We were all together at San Diego State when Coach Billick's daughter was born about 25 years ago. Boy, how time flies.
Because this event was a very private wedding, I will not show any photo's of the bride. However, I have a very special place in my heart for the bride because, when she was born I was outside the delivery room waiting to see the precious new package. Brian and Kim did an outstanding job as parents and she has grown up to be a beautiful person and young lady.
Also, in attendance was Art Modell (Former Owner Baltimore Ravens & Cleveland Browns), plus Mike Nolan (Head Coach S.F. 49ers) and other NFL management people. Like always, Mr. Modell had to tell me a joke! He has an unbelievable memory and sense of humor.
As far as the coaches are concerned, we all have gained weight in our years of coaching! Coach Zauner, pictured below with Dolly Parton has changed a lot in the last 25 years. This is how I looked at age 32 when I coached at San Diego State with the guys.
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