ISHPEMING — We continue our list of the greatest athletes of all–time from each upper peninsula county. Today, it’s Dickinson County.
Steve Mariucci grabs the representation for Dickinson County.
A Mountaineer in high school and a wildcat in college, Mariucci was All U-P in basketball and football in high school and proceeded to quarterback the Northern Michigan University football team to their one and only Division Two National title in 1975.
Mariucci was also three time MVP, and two–time All–American during his tenure at NMU. After his collegiate career, Mariucci headed off to the Canadian Football League for short period.
It wasn’t until after his Canadian Football career when Mariucci got into coaching.
Mariucci was the head coach for the University of California Golden Bears in 1996, the San Francisco 49ers from 1997-2002, and the Detroit Lions from 2003-2005.
He is currently working as an NFL Analyst.