Don Veller

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Don Veller
Sport(s)Football, golf
Biographical details
Born(1912-05-20)May 20, 1912
DiedNovember 10, 2006(2006-11-10) (aged 94)
Tallahassee, Florida
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1935–1941Elkhart HS (IN)
1947Indiana (assistant)
1948–1952Florida State
1953–1958Florida State
1966–1967Florida State
1974–1983Florida State
Head coaching record
Overall35–15–1 (college football)
53–11–4 (high school football)
Accomplishments and honors
3 Dixie (1948–1950)

Donald A. Veller (May 20, 1912 – November 10, 2006) was an American football player and coach of football and golf. He served as the head football coach at Hanover College in 1946 and at Florida State University from 1948 to 1952, compiling a career college football record of 35–15–1. Veller died at the age of 94 on November 10, 2006 in Tallahassee, Florida.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hanover Panthers (Indiana Intercollegiate Conference) (1946)
1946 Hanover 4–3
Hanover: 4–3
Florida State Seminoles (Dixie Conference) (1948–1950)
1948 Florida State 7–1 1st
1949 Florida State 9–1 1st
1950 Florida State 8–0 1st
Florida State Seminoles (NCAA Independent) (1951–1952)
1951 Florida State 6–2
1952 Florida State 1–8–1
Florida State: 31–12–1
Total: 35–15–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Ex Florida State football coach Veller dies, to be buried in Vevay". The Madison Courier. Associated Press. November 11, 2006. Retrieved January 30, 2011.