Alan Weddell

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Alan Weddell
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator
Biographical details
Born (1951-03-12) March 12, 1951 (age 66)
Freeport, Texas
Playing career
1970–1972 Texas
Position(s) OL
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1977 Angleton HS (Assist.)
1978–1981 Victoria HS (Assist.)
1982–1989 Victoria HS
1990–1997 La Marque HS
1998–2002 Texas A&M (ILB coach)
2004 Brazoswood HS (DC)
2005 Houston (LB coach)
2006–2007 Houston (DC)
Accomplishments and honors
1995–97 Texas 4A state championships

Alan Weddell (born March 12, 1950) is a retired American football coach. He last served as defensive coordinator for the University of Houston.

Playing career[edit]

Alan Weddell played high school football at Brazosport High School under head coach Harden Cooper and assistant coach L.Z. Bryan.[1] Weddell was an offensive lineman for the Texas Longhorns under Darrell Royal from 1970-1972. He was part of the 1970 national championship team. Weddell graduated in 1973 from Texas-Austin with a bachelor's degree in production engineering. He later earned a master's degree in education and administration from the University of Houston–Victoria.

Coaching career[edit]

High school coaching[edit]

Weddell began his coaching career as junior varsity and varsity assistant at Angleton High School from 1973 to 1977. He then went on to coach at Victoria High School in Victoria, Texas for twelve years, first as an assistant, since 1982 as head coach. Weddell guided the Stingarees to a 47-32-1 record, winning district championships in 1986 and in 1989. He was twice named 26-5A Coach of the Year and won 35 of his last 40 regular season games.

In 1990, he started coaching at La Marque High School, where he turned the Cougar program into one of the perennial powerhouses in Texas high school football. From 1990 until 1997, Weddell coached the Cougars to three straight state championships (1995–97) and five consecutive appearances in the state title game. La Marque lost both the 1993 and the '94 title game against Stephenville High School, which was then coached by Art Briles.

Weddell was a six-time District Coach of the Year and a Galveston County Coach of the Year on three different occasions. Weddell compiled a 103-13 record at La Marque. Eleven coaches who worked with Weddell during his time at La Marque moved on to acquire head coaching jobs of their own and seven of them are still high school head coaches.[2]

Weddell is now an assistant coach for Brazoswood High School 2014.

High school coaching record[edit]

Season Team Wins Losses Notes
1990 La Marque 9 3
1991 La Marque 10 2
1992 La Marque 12 1
1993 La Marque 14 1 4A state runner up
1994 La Marque 15 1 4A state runner up
1995 La Marque 16 0 4A state champion
1996 La Marque 14 2 4A Div II state champion
1997 La Marque 13 3 4A Div II state champion
8 Total 103 13

College coaching[edit]

Entering the collegiate ranks in 1998, Weddell was hired by Texas A&M head coach R. C. Slocum to assist defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz as middle linebackers coach. Staying in College Station until Slocum's retirement in 2002, Weddell was a part of four bowl teams (1998 Sugar Bowl, 1999 Alamo Bowl, 2000 Independence Bowl and 2001 Bowl) and the 1998 Big 12 championship team.

After a short stint as defensive coordinator at Brazoswood High School in Clute, Texas, Weddell joined Art Briles' staff at the University of Houston in 2005. Originally hired as linebackers coach, Weddell was promoted to defensive coordinator in April 2006, after Ron Harris stepped down. With Weddell at the helm, the Cougar defense allowed just 21.9 points and 339.1 yards per game during the 2006 season.

After coaching staff changes when Kevin Sumlin replaced Art Briles as head coach, Weddell left Houston.


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