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Don Eck

Don Eck
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Corner Canyon (UT) HS
Biographical details
Born (1961-11-30) November 30, 1961 (age 52)
Norwalk, California
Alma mater University of Utah
Playing career
1980–1982 Utah
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Utah (student asst.)
Woods Cross (UT) HS (asst.)
Utah (GA)
Utah (OL)
Arizona (GA)
James Madison (OL)
James Madison (AHC/OL)
Utah (OL)
Scottish Claymores (OL)
Berlin Thunder (OC/OL)
Rhein Fire (OC/OL)
Weber State (OL)
Las Vegas Locomotives (OL)
Corner Canyon (UT) HS

Donald Eck (born November 30, 1961) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah, a position he has held since December 2012. Eck previously spent 28 years as an assistant coach at the collegiate and professional levels, including stints as offensive coordinator of the Berlin Thunder and Rhein Fire in NFL Europe.

Playing career

Eck played as center for Utah from 1980 to 1982. He was voted Utah’s Most Valuable Lineman all three years. He made the all-WAC second team in both 1981 and 1982. Eck was team captain as a senior in 1982.

Coaching career

Eck began his coaching career as student assistant at Utah in 1983. After a one-year stint as assistant coach at Woods Cross High School (Utah) he returned to his alma mater in 1985, where he served two seasons as a graduate assistant before becoming the offensive line coach (1987 to 1989).

In 1990, Eck coached the centers and guards for Arizona’s Aloha Bowl team. From there, he went to James Madison as offensive line coach. The Dukes’ 1991 team finished 12th in the nation in total offense. He was promoted to assistant head coach/offensive line coach prior to the 1992 season.

Eck’s third coaching stint in Salt Lake City began in 1994, when he was added to Ron McBride’s Utah staff as offensive line coach.

After leaving Utah, Eck spend five seasons in NFL Europe. He was the offensive line coach for the Scottish Claymores (2003) and served as offensive coordinator/offensive line coach for the Berlin Thunder (2004 to 2006) and Rhein Fire (2007).

Eck returned to college football in 2008 as the offensive line coach at Weber State. In January 2009, he was promoted to assistant head coach and offensive coordinator,[1] but left WSU at the beginning of spring workouts to join the Las Vegas franchise of the United Football League.


External links

  • Scottish Claymores bio

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