Lee Royer

Lee Royer

H. Lee "Rock" Royer (born circa 1938 - died November 22, 1973)was an American football coach best known for his role as the father of Liberty University football. He was the school's first ever head coach before dying in a plane crash while caught up in tornadic winds in his Cherokee 6 on November 20, 1973. He also was a noted Baptist evangelist and was known in collegiate football circles as "Coach Born Again".

Coaching history

Royer left the U.S. Naval Academy where he had served as defensive coordinator to start up the football program at Lynchburg Baptist College (now called Liberty University). He served as the school's first head coach leading the Flames to a 3-3 record including three straight victories to end the inaugural season. He also served as an assistant coach at Maryland and he spent two seasons early in his career as head coach at Pennsylvania Military College (now called Widener University).

Collegiate head coaching record

Playing history


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