Dick Trachok was the head coach for the University of Nevada, Reno’s football program from 1959 until 1968, compiling a 40-48 record. During his tenure as coach, Trachok had numerous memorable experiences. In the following clip he discusses such memories, including the first game played at Mackay Stadium:


In the following clip Trachok discusses his coaching style and his belief that yelling at players does not yield the best results:


Trachok’s coaching career actually began while he was still a student-athlete at Nevada, as he coached local high school sports teams. The experience and connections made by Trachok led to his first appointment as a head coach, leading the football team at Reno High School. Trachok explains a bit about his early coaching experiences in the following clip:


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