Ralph Friedgen at a glance

•Coached by his father at Harrison (N.Y.) High when Maryland recruited him in mid-1960s. As quarterback, Friedgen led 1964 team to undefeated season.

•Member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity

•Serves on University of Maryland's Board of Visitors

•Wife, Gloria, serves as coordinator of alumni affairs and outreach for Maryland's School of Public Health.

•Named Father of the Year in June 2007 by the Washington D.C. Father's Day Council

•Has three daughters: Kelley (33), Kristina (24) and Katie (22). Kelley works as attorney at Merck and Co. Kristina (2008) and Katie (2010) are Maryland graduates.

Year by year
YearOverall W-LACC W-LSkinny200110-27-1Won outright ACC title; lost, 56-23, to Florida in Orange Bowl200211-36-2Beat Tennessee, 30-3, in Peach Bowl; finished ranked No. 18200310-36-2Five Terps selected in the 2004 NFL Draft20045-63-5Averaged only eight points over final seven games20055-63-5Beat Navy, 23-20, in first meeting in more than 40 years20069-45-3Won five games by four points or fewer20076-73-5Victories over No. 10 Rutgers, No. 8 Boston College20088-54-4Defeated four of five ranked opponents20092-101-7Terps' most losses since they dropped nine games in 196720108-45-3Freshman QB Danny O'Brien wins ACC Rookie of the Yearxcxmmiller@baltsun.com


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