DeWitt Weaver

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DeWitt Weaver
DeWitt Weaver 1955.jpg
Weaver (left) in 1955
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1912-05-11)May 11, 1912
Nashville, Tennessee
Died January 19, 1998(1998-01-19) (aged 85)
Daphne, Alabama
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951–1960 Texas Tech
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1952–1960 Texas Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 49–51–5
College Football Data Warehouse

DeWitt Thompson Weaver, Sr. (May 11, 1912 – January 19, 1998) was the head football coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 1951 to 1960.[1]

He was the first head football coach at Texas Tech to win a bowl game during his first season—an accomplishment unmatched at Texas Tech until Tommy Tuberville's first season, in 2010-2011.[2]

In 1956, he became the first college coach to defeat the Texas Longhorns in a season-opener in Austin.[3] He amassed a 49-51-5 record.[4]

From 1951 to 1960, he also served as the athletic director at Texas Technological College, as Texas Tech University was then known.[3]

His son, DeWitt Jr., is a professional golfer who won twice on the PGA Tour.[5]


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  2. ^ Harland, C. W. "Pete" (2011-03-20). "Tuberville wasn't first coach to win bowl in first Tech year". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. p. A12. Retrieved 2011-03-27.  In Weaver's first season the Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the Tigers of the University of the Pacific in the Sun Bowl on New Year's Day 1952. The score was 25 to 14.
  3. ^ a b "Traditions: Texas Tech Hall of Honor (Last name U-Z)". Texas Tech Athletics. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ Hyman, Mervin (1960-12-05). "Football's 11th Week". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ Williams, Don (2004-07-31). "Weaver returns to West Texas roots at tourney". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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