Ara Raoul Parseghian Net Worth

Ara Raoul Parseghian Net Worth is

Ara Raoul Parseghian Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Ara Raoul Parseghian (Armenian: Արա Ռաուլ Բարսեղյան; born May 21, 1923) is a former American football player and coach who guided the University of Notre Dame to national championships in 1966 and 1973. He is noted for bringing Notre Dame's football program from years of futility back into a national contender in 1964 and is widely regarded alongside Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, and Lou Holtz as one of the best coaches in Notre Dame history.Parseghian grew up in Akron, Ohio and played football starting in his junior year of high school. He enrolled at the University of Akron, but soon quit to join the U.S. Navy for two years during World War II. After the war, he finished his college career at Miami University in Ohio, and went on to play halfback for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference in 1948 and 1949. Cleveland won the league championship both of those years.His playing career cut short by a hip injury, Parseghian left the Browns and took a job as an assistant coach at Miami. When head coach Woody Hayes left in 1951 to coach at Ohio State University, Parseghian took over his job. He stayed in that position until 1956, when he was hired as head coach at Northwestern University in Illinois. In eight seasons there, he amassed a win-loss-tie record of 36–35–1 and helped turn a perennial loser into a consistent contender in the national polls. Parseghian's success attracted the interest of the University of Notre Dame, which had not posted a winning record in five straight seasons. He joined as coach in 1964 and quickly turned the program around, coming close to capturing a national championship in his first year. He proceeded to win two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, a period often referred to as "the Era of Ara". He never had a losing season at Notre Dame and posted an overall record of 95–17–4, giving him the third-most wins of any coach in school history after Rockne and Holtz.Parseghian quit coaching in 1974 and began a broadcasting career calling college football games for ABC and CBS. He also dedicated himself to medical causes later in life after his daughter was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and three of his grandchildren died of a rare genetic disease. Parseghian was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1980. His career coaching record is 170–58–6.

Full NameAra Parseghian
Date Of BirthMay 21, 1923
Place Of BirthAkron, Ohio, USA
ProfessionCoach, American football player
EducationMiami University
SpouseKathleen Davis
ChildrenKaran Parseghian
ParentsAmelie Bonneau, Michael Parseghian
Star SignGemini
1I prefer to think of our record as 9 3/4 - 1/4, not 9-1. [on his 1964 Notre Dame squad]
2It's "par" as in golf, "segh" as in Seagram's and "ian" as in the Japanese yen. Think of a drunk Japanese golfer. [on how to pronounce his surname]
3That's a big break for us! [as color analyst for ABC Sports during the 1976 Notre Dame-Pittsburgh game, to which Keith Jackson replied, "It's not 'us' anymore, Ara."]
4There ought to be a rule for penalizing officials, too.
5After Notre Dame, what is there? [when asked if he would ever seek another coaching job at the collegiate level]
6We'd fought hard to come back and tie it up. After all that, I didn't want to risk giving it to them cheap. They get reckless and it could cost them the game. I wasn't going to do a jackass thing like that at this point. [explaining why he elected to run out the clock with the score tied 10-10 in the Game of the Century against Michigan State on November 19, 1966]
1Inducted into the Miami University (Ohio) Athletics Hall of Fame in 1969 (inaugural class).
2Inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame in 1988 (inaugural class).
3Inducted into the Greater Akron [Ohio] Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.
4Took a Notre Dame team that had finished 2-7 in 1963 and with virtually the same personnel, finished 9-1 in 1964, coming to within 1:33 of an undefeated season and a national championship.
5Made his last coaching appearance with the College All-Stars in the 1976 game against the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers in Chicago. The game was halted in the second half when a violent rainstorm broke out and was never resumed. It was the last such game ever played.
6Is of Armenian descent.
7Coached the Northwestern Wildcats to four straight victories over Notre Dame between 1959 and 1962. Had a 9-0 record against Northwestern while coaching at Notre Dame.
8Contacted Father Edmund P. Joyce about the head coaching position at Notre Dame, knowing that it was open. Signed a contract after an initial disagreement with Father Joyce resulted in his walking out of a press conference for what would have been an announcement of his hiring.
9Served as a color commentator for ABC Sports from 1975 to 1981 and for CBS Sports from 1982 to 1988.
10Named College Coach of the Year in 1964.
11Named an honorary Notre Dame alumnus in 1974.
12Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
13Served as freshman football coach at Miami of Ohio (1950); head football coach at Miami of Ohio (1951-1955); Northwestern University (1956-1963) and Notre Dame (1964-1974). Coached Notre Dame to national championships in 1966 and 1973; his 1964 squad was also awarded the MacArthur Bowl. Resigned after the 1974 season due to health reasons and left coaching after compiling a 170-58-6 lifetime record including a 95-17-4 docket at Notre Dame.


Onward Notre Dame: Mutual Respect2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Notre Dame Head Coach, 1964-1974
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
God, Country, Notre Dame: The Story of Father Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C.2005TV Movie documentaryAra Parseghian
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
1987 Cotton Bowl1987TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1986 John Hancock Sun Bowl1986TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1986 Army-Navy Game1986TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1986 Cotton Bowl1986TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1985 Army-Navy Game1985TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Wake Up the Echoes: The History of Notre Dame Football1982Video documentaryHimself - Head Coach, 1964-1974
1981 Gator Bowl1981TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1980 Gator Bowl1980TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1980 Army-Navy Game1980TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1979 Gator Bowl1979TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1979 Liberty Bowl1979TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1979 Army-Navy Game1979TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1978 Gator Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1978 Liberty Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1978 Army-Navy Game1978TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1978 Sugar Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1977 Army-Navy Game1977TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
The Way It Was1977TV SeriesHimself
1977 Sugar Bowl1977TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1976 Liberty Bowl1976TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1975 Orange Bowl1975TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1973 Sugar Bowl1973TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1973 Orange Bowl1973TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1971 Cotton Bowl1971TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
1970 Cotton Bowl1970TV MovieHimself - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach
That Regis Philbin Show1964TV SeriesHimself

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Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television1975TV SpecialHimself

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