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Richard Francis "Dick" MacPherson (November 4, 1930 – August 8, 2017) was an American football coach.

He was born in Old Town, Maine. He served as the head coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1971 to 1977 and at Syracuse University from 1981 to 1990.


He had a career college football record of 111–73–5. MacPherson was the head coach of the National Football League's New England Patriots from 1991 to 1992, tallying a mark of 8–24. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2009.

MacPherson also served as an assistant coach with the Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns.

Personal life

MacPherson died at a hospital in Syracuse, New York on August 8 2017 at the age of 86.

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