OSU Football Video
Oct. 14, 2000
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Dennis Erickson looks for a better defensive effort as No. 20 OSU hosts Stanfordat Reser Stadium Saturday.
Dennis Erickson, Montana State, '69, is in his second year as OSU's head coach after posting a 7-5 record in 1999. He is 4-1 in 2000 and 11-6 (.647) in his Beaver career. Erickson is currently the seventh winningest Division 1-A active college head coach with five or more years of service as a head coach. As a collegiate head coach, Erickson is 13-2 in season openers, including 11 straight victories. He has a winning percentage of .728 (124-46-1). He trails R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M (.752) on the winning percentage list. Erickson is 15th among active Division 1-A college coaches for total victories with 124. Erickson produced a 32-15 record in four years as head coach at Idaho (1982-85), 6-6 as head coach at Wyoming (1986), 12-10-1 in two years at Washington State (1987-88), 63-9-0 in six years at Miami (1989-94) and now 11-6 at Oregon State. Dennis was head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL (1995-98) and produced a four-year record of 31-33-0. Erickson has been named Coach of the Year in three of the four conferences he has coached in--Big Sky, Pac-10 and Big East. Erickson was one of five finalists for Coach of the Year honors by The Football News in 1999 and one of 16 finalist for national Coach of the Year honors by the Associated Press.