Howard Schnellenberger is a former football coach with long service at both the professional and college levels.Schnellenberger played college football as an end for the Kentucky Wildcats, and was named a 1955 All-American by the Associated Press and Newspaper Enterprise Association. He then played professionally for 2 seasons with the CFL Toronto Argonauts.
He held head coaching positions with the NFL's Baltimore Colts and in college for the University of Miami, University of Oklahoma, University of Louisville, and Florida Atlantic University. He won a national championship with Miami in 1983. Schnellenberger also worked extensively as an assistant coach at the college and pro levels, including as part of the staff of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. He is also famous for having recruited Joe Namath to Alabama for Bear Bryant in 1961. Schnellenberger left Alabama in early 1966 to take a job in the NFL with the Rams before joining the Dolphins in 1970.
Schnellenberger was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. After his retirement, Schnellenberger was retained by Florida Atlantic University and named the first ever "Ambassador at large" his main responsibility was to help drive fundraising efforts for the athletic department.