Longtime NFL, College Football Coach Dead At 79

On Saturday afternoon, the football world lost a longtime assistant coach at the college football and NFL level.

Larry Coyer, who coached for 50 years across all levels, passed away this week according to a statement from the Denver Broncos. He was 79 years old.

“We’re deeply saddened by the passing of former Broncos DC Larry Coyer. A widely respected coach with a distinguished & remarkable 50+year career, Larry was a key part of four Broncos playoff teams & their ‘05 AFC Championship Game berth. Our hearts go out to the Coyer family,” the Broncos said in a statement.

Following his college football career at Marshall, he joined his alma mater as an assistant coach. He worked his way up through the collegiate ranks for over 30 years before jumping to the NFL level.

He went on to coach for the Denver Broncos, where he became the team’s defensive coordinator. Coyer also coached with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts.

Our thoughts are with his family.

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