Bob DeMoss

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Bob DeMoss
Bob DeMoss.jpg
DeMoss from the 1947 Purdue yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1927-01-27) January 27, 1927 (age 90)
Dayton, Kentucky
Playing career
1945–1948 Purdue
1949 New York Bulldogs
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950–1969 Purdue (assistant)
1970–1972 Purdue
Head coaching record
Overall 13–18

Robert Alonzo "Bob" DeMoss (born January 27, 1927) is a former American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Purdue University from 1970 to 1972, compiling a career college football record of 13–18.

Early career[edit]

DeMoss played football as a quarterback at Purdue from 1945 to 1948. He was then selected in the second round of the 1949 NFL Draft by the New York Bulldogs, from whom he played in 1949. DeMoss was selected again in the 22nd round of the 1950 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, but retired from playing to become an assistant football coach at Purdue.[1]

Purdue head coach[edit]

DeMoss was promoted to head coach in 1970.[2] DeMoss inherited a Purdue squad who was loaded at the running back position with Stan Brown, and Otis Armstrong, but the team struggled to find consistency out of its quarterback position.[3] DeMoss resigned following the 1972 season, citing his desire to be with his family more as his reason for stepping down.[4] DeMoss compiled a career college football record of 13–18.[5] After his stint as Purdue's head football coach, DeMoss remained an assistant athletics director as the university until 1992.<ref name="Purdue">

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten Conference) (1970–1972)
1970 Purdue 4–6 2–5 8th
1971 Purdue 3–7 3–5 T–6th
1972 Purdue 6–5 6–2 3rd
Purdue: 13–18 11–12
Total: 13–18


  1. ^ "Honoring Bob DeMoss: Purdue names offensive staff room after longtime Boilermaker.". CBS Interactive. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Mollenkopf Replaced By Bob DeMoss". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 9, 1970. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mike Harris (August 25, 1971). "Purdue '11' Could Be Powerful". The Owosso Argus-Press. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "DeMoss Resigns Purdue Job to Be With Family". The Day. December 5, 1972. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "DeMoss steps down as Purdue grid coach". The Michigan Daily. December 5, 1972. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 

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