Ron Dugans (born April 27, 1977) is an assistant football coach on the Florida State Seminoles and a former wide receiver who played his 4-year NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. Dugans was a standout receiver at Florida State where he won a BCS Championship in 1999 season in his final season. Dugans caught five passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in the 2000 BCS Championship Game. Dugans was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Bengals. He signed a deal with the Houston Texans but never played with the team. Prior to joining Georgia Southern Eagles' staff under head coach Chris Hatcher Dugans spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons with Florida State as a graduate assistant working with the wide receivers and the strength and conditioning program. In 2010, he was hired by Charlie Strong to become wide receivers coach at the University of Louisville. In 2014, after four years at Louisville and Charlie Strong's departure to The University of Texas, Dugans returned home to Florida to become WR Coach for the University of South Florida. In 2016, Dugans joined Mark Richt's staff at the University of Miami and was co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. In January 2019, Dugans was released by new Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz and hired as the wide receivers coach by Coach Willie Taggart at his alma mater, Florida State.

Ron Dugans
No. 81
Position:Wide Receiver
Personal information
Born: (1977-04-27) April 27, 1977 (age 42)
Tallahassee, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Tallahassee (FL) Florida A&M
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:797
Player stats at

Personal lifeEdit

On September 5, 2008, a crash involving his daughter's school bus killed his daughter Ronshay, aged 8. There is now a national Don't Drive Drowsy Week (the first week of September) in memory of her death.[1]


  1. ^ Mamdooh, Sally (September 1, 2014). "Man raising awareness of drowsy driving after daughter's death".

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