Don Read

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Not to be confused with Donald Reid (disambiguation).
Don Read
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1933-12-15) December 15, 1933 (age 81)
Playing career
late 1950s Sacramento State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960s
1960s
1966–1967
1968–1971
1972–1973
1974–1976
1977–1980
1981–1985
1986–1995
Placer HS (CA) (assistant)
Petaluma HS (CA)
Humboldt State (assistant)
Portland State
Oregon (assistant)
Oregon
Oregon Tech
Portland State
Montana
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2004–2005 Montana
Head coaching record
Overall 154–127–1 (college)
19–5–2 (high school)
Tournaments 8–4 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA Division I-AA National (1995)
1 Western Football (1984)
2 Big Sky (1993, 1995)
Awards

Don Read (born December 15, 1933) is a former American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Portland State University (1968–1971, 1981–1985), the University of Oregon[1] (1974–1976), the Oregon Institute of Technology (1977–1980), and the University of Montana (1986–1995), compiling a career college football record of 154–127–1. From 1968 to 1971 and from 1981 to 1985, he led the Portland State Vikings to a 39–52–1 record. From 1974 to 1976, he guided the Oregon Ducks to a 9–24 record with a 3–18 mark in conference. His best success came at Montana, where he went 85–36, including three 11-win seasons and an NCAA Division I-AA National Championship in his final year of coaching, 1995. Read currently resides in Corvallis, Oregon, where he participates in scouting and game planning for the Oregon State Beavers.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Portland State Vikings (NCAA Small College Independent) (1968–1971)
1968 Portland State 4–6
1969 Portland State 6–4
1970 Portland State 6–4
1971 Portland State 4–5
Portland State: 20–19
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific-8 Conference) (1974–1976)
1974 Oregon 2–9 0–7 8th
1975 Oregon 3–8 2–5 6th
1976 Oregon 4–7 1–6 T–7th
Oregon: 9–24 3–18
Oregon Tech Hustlin' Owls () (1977–1980)
1977 Oregon Tech 2–7
1978 Oregon Tech 5–4
1979 Oregon Tech 7–2
1980 Oregon Tech 7–2
Oregon Tech: 21–15
Portland State Vikings (NCAA Division II Independent) (1981)
1981 Portland State 2–9
Portland State Vikings (Western Football Conference) (1982–1985)
1982 Portland State 2–9 0–4 5th
1983 Portland State 3–7 1–2 T–3rd
1984 Portland State 8–3 3–0 1st
1985 Portland State 4–5–1 2–2–1 3rd
Portland State: 19–33–1 6–8–1
Montana Grizzlies (Big Sky Conference) (1986–1995)
1986 Montana 6–4 4–4 4th
1987 Montana 6–5 5–3 3rd
1988 Montana 8–4 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1989 Montana 11–3 7–1 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1990 Montana 7–4 4–4 4th
1991 Montana 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
1992 Montana 6–5 4–3 T–3rd
1993 Montana 10–2 7–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1994 Montana 11–3 5–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1995 Montana 13–2 6–1 1st W NCAA Division I-AA Championship
Montana: 85–36 54–22
Total: 154–127–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.

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