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Doug Weaver


Doug Weaver

Doug Weaver
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1930-10-15) October 15, 1930
Goshen, Indiana
Playing career
1950–1952 Michigan State
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–1957 Michigan State (assistant)
1958–1959 Missouri (assistant)
1960–1966 Kansas State
1970 Kansas (assistant)
1971–1972 UCLA (AHC/OC)
1974–1975 Southern Illinois
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1973–1976 Southern Illinois
1976–1979 Georgia Tech
1979–1989 Michigan State
Head coaching record
Overall 11–78–2
College Football Data Warehouse

Douglas W. Weaver (born October 15, 1930) is a former Michigan State University from 1979 to 1989.


Weaver starred at Center (American football) on Michigan State's great teams of the early 1950s. After graduation, he served as an assistant on Duffy Daugherty's staff at his alma mater, and at the University of Missouri under Dan Devine. Prior to the 1960 season, he was hired as the head coach at Kansas State at age 29.

Kansas State

In seven seasons at Kansas State, he compiled an 8–60–1 record. His final two seasons went without a win. His 1961 and 1962 teams posted a losing streak of 18 games—tied for the 20th-longest streak in college football history. Weaver's best season at K-State came in 1964, when his team went 3–7, with the three wins coming by a combined six points, but he retained his sense of humor. According to a Sports Illustrated article, after he was hanged in effigy at K-State, he said: "I'm glad it happened in front of the library. I've always emphasized scholarship." He was fired following the 1966 season. His career record was 8–60–1 including a 4–43-1 record in conference play.

Southern Illinois

After being fired from Kansas State, Weaver attended law school at the University of Kansas. He returned to coaching football after earning his law degree, serving as an assistant coach at Kansas under Pepper Rodgers for the 1970 season. In 1973, he was named athletic director at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 1974, he named himself as head football coach at Southern Illinois, where he posted records of 2–9 and 1–9–1 during the 1974 and 1975 seasons.

Georgia Tech and Michigan State

In 1976, he left Southern Illinois to take over as athletic director at the Gale Sayers. While athletic director at Georgia Tech, Weaver fired his old boss, Rodgers, from his

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