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Cris Dishman, a former American football cornerback who played 13-yrs in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers, the Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington Redskins. Dishman boasts 2 Pro Bowl Selections and a career that spanned 3 times the league average. Transitioning into coaching in 2005, Dishman coached talent in NFL Europe, the NFL, a Division III program, a top Power 5 Division I program in the Big 12, and top talent in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also expanded the scope of his football influence to participate in policy making that supports the future of football.


The grandson of legendary jockey, Clarence Pick Dishman, Cris Dishman, the youngest of five children born to Clarence and Nella Dishman was destined for greatness. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky - a few minutes from "the Greatest" - Muhammad Ali's childhood home it seems natural that Cris Dishman's hopes and dreams were larger than life. Crediting his family every step of the way - sports and high achievement were the expectations in the Dishman household. A multi-sport athlete at DeSales High School and a dual sport athlete at Purdue University - Cris Dishman paved his way through hard work as a student and athlete. Drafted in 1988 to the Houston Oilers, his professional football career began. Known as a passionate player on the field; a beast in his strength and conditioning habits - his 13-yr All Pro Career with the Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Minnesota Vikings seemed destined. Making two Pro Bowl appearances; being a player rep and team captain through the years, Cris Dishman became more than a pro player - he became a leader. Retiring in 2000 Cris Dishman took time out to pursue his passion with horses and ranching. In 2005, answering the call to give back as a teacher of the game, Cris Dishman became a coach. Just like his playing days, his journey to coaching was equally unique. One of the only coaches in the U.S. whose resume touts NFL Europe, NFL, NCAA - Division III, NCAA Division I (Power 5 Program) and the Canadian Football League (CFL). Cris Dishman has coached at all levels.