Hart from The 1967 Owl, Pittsburgh yearbook
|Died||March 14, 2009 (aged 83)|
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David R. Hart (c. 1925 – March 14, 2009) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 1966 to 1968, compiling a record of 3–27. Hart was the athletic director at Louisville University from 1973 to 1978. He served in the same capacity at the University of Missouri from 1978 to 1986, before he was appointed as the commissioner of the Southern Conference.
Hart was a native of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He coached high school football in Pennsylvania for 11 years before moving to the college ranks in 1962, when he became an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky. After two seasons at Kentucky, Hart moved to the United States Naval Academy, where he coached the defensive backfield in 1964 and 1965. Hart died on March 14, 2009 at the age of 83.
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|Pittsburgh Panthers (NCAA University Division Independent) (1966–1968)|
- AP (December 7, 1965). "Hart Named to Coach Football at Pitt; Jones Resigns at Oklahoma; EX-NAVY AIDE GETS 3-YEAR CONTRACT". The New York Times. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- Matter, Dave (March 16, 2009). "Dave Hart, former MU AD, dies at 83". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
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