David F. Weeks
|Dr. David F. Weeks|
Weeks pictured in the 1898 UMass football team photo
July 31, 1874|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died||March 15, 1929
Skillman, New Jersey
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
David Fairchild Weeks was an American doctor who was also the first head coach of the University of Massachusetts Amherst football team in 1898. He compiled a 1–4–1 record. Weeks graduated in 1897 from the University of Pennsylvania and played quarterback for the Penn Quakers football team.
Weeks was born in 1874 to Henry Martin Weeks, a doctor, and Mary Malvina Fairchild Weeks. He married Maude Adele Clampitt in Pennsylavnia in 1902.
Weeks later practiced medicine from his graduation from Penn, briefly in Pennsylvania and his home state of New Jersey. Weeks also was involved in the research of nervous system and mental illnesses, (primarily epilepsy) also serving as Superintendent and Medical Director of the New Jersey State Village for Epileptics at Skillman, New Jersey from December 1907 until his sudden death from heart disease in 1929.
Head coaching record
|UMass Minutemen (Independent) (1898)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.|
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