Former North Carolina State and Furman coach Dick Sheridan, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, died Thursday. He was 81 years old.
Sheridan died at the Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, her son, Jon, told Furman’s athletic department spokesman Hunter Reid. No cause of death was given.
Sheridan, who was from Augusta, Georgia, began his college coaching tenure at Furman in 1978, leading the Paladins to the Division I-AA (now Championship Football Subdivision) title game in 1985.
Sheridan was signed by the Wolfpack in 1986 and had six winning seasons in his seven years at the helm of the program. He went 59-29-3 at NC State and made six bowl games.
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Sheridan walked away from the team in June 1993 at the age of 51, citing health problems and saying the recent death of his friend, Wolfpack basketball coach Jim Valvano, affected his decision.
He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2020.
«He was such a special man, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Sheridan family,» said Furman’s coach, Clay Hendrix, who played for Sheridan’s Paladins.