28 Facts About Lloyd Carr


Lloyd Carr served as the head football coach at the University of Michigan from 1995 through the 2007 season.


Lloyd Carr was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2011.


Lloyd Carr's picture is still on display in the Riverview Community High School gym lobby, where he quarterbacked the Pirates to a 1962 conference championship.


Lloyd Carr was a star quarterback at NMU and led the Wildcats to an undefeated season in 1967.


Lloyd Carr had originally played under Dan Devine at Missouri, following fellow Riverview graduates Woody Widenhofer and Bill McCartney.


Lloyd Carr transferred to Northern Michigan when the man who chiefly recruited him to Missouri, Rollie Dotsch, was named head coach.


Lloyd Carr received an honorary doctorate from the University of Michigan shortly after retiring.

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Lloyd Carr received an honorary degree from Albion College in 2008.


Lloyd Carr's coaching career began as an assistant at Nativity High School in Detroit, Michigan, and at Belleville High School.


Lloyd Carr's collegiate coaching career started with two seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University under head coach Ed Chlebek, followed by two seasons as an assistant coach at Illinois under head coach Gary Moeller.


Lloyd Carr was briefly the defensive backs coach at West Virginia in the summer of 1980 under head coach Don Nehlen, before departing for Michigan in the fall to work under head coach Bo Schembechler.


Lloyd Carr was the team's defensive secondary coach for his first seven seasons and then defensive coordinator from 1987 until 1994.


Lloyd Carr was named Michigan's interim head coach on May 13,1995, following the resignation of Gary Moeller nine days earlier due to off-the-field trouble.


Lloyd Carr has acknowledged that had Michigan lost that game, he might not have been given the permanent coaching job.


In 2005, Lloyd Carr recorded his 100th career victory against Iowa.


At a Sunday team meeting, on November 18,2007, after the completion of the 2007 regular season, Lloyd Carr told his team that he was retiring after Michigan's bowl game, and he made his official public announcement at a press conference on Monday, November 19,2007.


Lloyd Carr was among the winningest active football coaches in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.


Lloyd Carr's teams won five Big Ten titles and the 1997 national championship after beating Washington State in the Rose Bowl.


Lloyd Carr was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on December 30,2013, at the Pasadena Convention Center.


Lloyd Carr finished his Michigan head coaching tenure with 122 victories, the third-most in school history.


Lloyd Carr was inducted into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, and the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 2015.


Lloyd Carr has been active in support of women's athletics, endowing a women's sports scholarship that is presented annually to a female student-athlete at UM.


Lloyd Carr serves on the NCAA Rules Committee and is a member of the American Board of Trustees.


Coach Lloyd Carr has probably been the most visible celebrity raising money for the new Mott hospital building, discussing it often on Michigan Replay and sporting a bracelet showing his support for the hospital for several years.


Lloyd Carr was an assistant athletic director at Michigan through 2010, after he retired as head football coach.

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Lloyd Carr is cohost, with WXYZ-TV sports director Tom Leyden, of the Detroit ABC affiliate's college football pregame show, Big Ten Ticket, which focuses primarily on the Wolverines, the Michigan State Spartans and other Big Ten football teams.


On January 21,2016, Lloyd Carr was named to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.


Lloyd Carr married his second wife, Laurie, in 1994, one year before he became the Michigan head coach.