Bob Wagner

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Bob Wagner
Sport(s) Football
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1987
1988–1995
1998–2000
2001
Hawaii (DC)
Hawaii
Arizona (assistant)
UTEP (DC/LB)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2002–2012 KS Hawaii
Head coaching record
Overall 58–49–3
Bowls 1–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 WAC (1992)
Awards
2× WAC Coach of the Year (1989, 1992)

Bob Wagner is a former American football coach. He was the head coach at the University of Hawaii from 1988 to 1995 and led the Rainbow Warriors to their first top 20 finish in 1992.[1][2]

Wagner, a longtime assistant under Dick Tomey at Hawaii, took over the head coaching position when Tomey left to take the Arizona Wildcats head coaching job. While head coach at Hawaii, Wagner led the Rainbow Warriors to their first WAC title in 1992. During most of Wagner's tenure at Hawaii, his offensive coordinator was current Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson.[3] Despite Wagner's overall success, he was let go after a 4–8 season in 1995,[4] and replaced by former Bill Walsh assistant, Fred von Appen.[5]

Wagner was out of coaching for a few years, but after the 1997 season ended, Wagner agreed to take over the defensive coordinator position for TCU under new coach Dennis Franchione.[6] However, his old mentor Dick Tomey called, asking if he wanted to take over an assistant position on his staff. Wagner gladly accepted and ended up coaching inside linebackers for Arizona.[7]

Wagner served as the athletic director for Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii on the Big Island for ten years from 2002-2012.[8][9]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (Western Athletic Conference) (1987–1995)
1987 Hawaii 5–7 3–5 6th
1988 Hawaii 9–3 5–3 T–3rd
1989 Hawaii 9–3–1 5–2–1 3rd L Aloha
1990 Hawaii 7–5 4–4 5th
1991 Hawaii 4–7–1 3–5 5th
1992 Hawaii 11–2 6–2 T–1st W Holiday 20 20
1993 Hawaii 6–6 3–5 8th
1994 Hawaii 3–5–1 0–8 10th
1995 Hawaii 4–8 2–6 T–7th
Hawaii: 58–49–3 31–40–1
Total: 58–49–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reardon, Dave (February 28, 2008). "UH interviews Wagner". Star Bulletin. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Fred (June 22, 2005). "BCS courts Wagner, Yoshida". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Arnett, Paul (November 17, 1999). "’Bows examining their options". Star Bulletin. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ Arnett, Paul (December 16, 1999). "Wagner wants back as defensive coordinator". Star Bulletin. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Durrenberger, Charles (September 2, 1998). "Arizona’s Ex-Rainbow Coalition". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hansen, Greg (August 17, 1998). "Wagner Turns a Negative into Positive". Arizona Daily Star (Star Bulletin). Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ Durrenberger, Charles (August 31, 1998). "Past comes alive". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Wagner to retire as KS Hawaii athletic director". Hawaii 24/7. April 16, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Former UH coach to join Kamehameha Schools". Honolulu Advertiser. July 11, 2002. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 

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