Some Berry facts

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

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Here's a closer look at new Bombers head coach Doug Berry:

Personal

- Born: July 17, 1948, in Claremont, New Hampshire

- Parents: father was an auto mechanic, mother was a homemaker

- Family: wife Carol; daughters Jessica, 24, and Kasey, 19

- Current residence: Amherst, Mass.

Education

- University: New Hampshire (1973)

- Degree: Recreation and Parks Admin.

Coaching career

- 1976-77: volunteer assistant, University of New Hampshire

- 1978: offensive line assistant, Penn State University

- 1979-80: O-line coach, Boston College

- 1981-90: O-line coach, University of Massachusetts

- 1991-97: O-co-ordinator, U-Mass

- 1998: running backs coach, University of Richmond (Va.)

- 1999-01: offensive line coach, Montreal Alouettes

- 2002-05: co-offensive co-ordinator and QB coach, Montreal Alouettes

Notable

- Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968 ... spent a year and a half working in Germany as an army sergeant ... sold stereo equipment before deciding in 1976 that he wanted to be a football coach ... worked under the legendary Joe Paterno during Penn State's 11-0 regular season in 1978 ... went to university with the intention of being a park ranger ... prides himself on being quite a handy man in all areas, from plumbing to car engines to computers.


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