Dave Maurer (American football)

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Dave Maurer
Dave Maurer (American football).jpg
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1932-03-18)March 18, 1932
Duquesne, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 30, 2011(2011-07-30) (aged 79)
Springfield, Ohio
Playing career
1950sDenison
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955–1968Wittenberg (assistant)
1969–1983Wittenberg
Head coaching record
Overall129–23–3
Bowls1–0
Tournaments9–2 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 NCAA Division III (1973, 1975)
Awards
2x AFCA College Division COY (1973, 1975)
5x OAC Coach of the Year (1969, 1973, 1976, 1978–1979)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1991 (profile)

Dave Maurer (March 18, 1932 – July 30, 2011) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Wittenberg University from 1969 to 1983, compiling a record of 129–23–3. His teams won the NCAA Division III Football Championship in 1973 and 1975, and were runners-up in 1978 and 1979. Maurer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991 as a coach. He died on July 30, 2011 at the Eaglewood Care Center in Springfield, Ohio.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wittenberg Tigers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1969–1983)
1969 Wittenberg 10–0 4–0 1st W Amos Alonzo Stagg
1970 Wittenberg 9–0 5–0 T–1st
1971 Wittenberg 5–4 2–2 T–7th
1972 Wittenberg 5–4 3–2 T–2nd (Red)
1973 Wittenberg 12–0 5–0 1st (Red) W NCAA Division III Championship
1974 Wittenberg 7–1–2 3–0–1 1st (Blue)
1975 Wittenberg 12–1 4–0 1st (Blue) W NCAA Division III Championship
1976 Wittenberg 8–2 5–0 1st (Red)
1977 Wittenberg 9–1 5–0 1st (Red)
1978 Wittenberg 10–1–1 5–0 1st (Blue) L NCAA Division III Championship
1979 Wittenberg 11–1 5–0 1st (Blue) L NCAA Division III Championship
1980 Wittenberg 8–2 6–0 1st (Blue)
1981 Wittenberg 8–2 6–0 1st (Blue)
1982 Wittenberg 7–2 4–1 2nd (Blue)
1983 Wittenberg 8–2 5–0 1st (Red)
Wittenberg: 129–23–3 67–5–1
Total: 129–23–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jablonski, David (July 30, 2011). "Wittenberg football coaching legend Maurer dies at 79; Memorial service on Wednesday for Hall of Famer". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved July 31, 2011.

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