April 26, 1952 |
|Alma mater||College of the Holy Cross|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1979–1982||New Hampshire (OB)|
|1983–1985||New Hampshire (OC)|
|1990||Notre Dame (RB)|
|1991||Notre Dame (QB)|
|1996||Montreal Alouettes (OC)|
|1998–1999||Barcelona Dragons (QB/WR)|
|2005–2006||Notre Dame (QB)|
|2009||Miami (OH) (OC/TE)|
|2010–2011||South Florida (QB)|
|2012||South Florida (TE)|
|Head coaching record|
31–31 (NFL Europe)
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 NCAC (1987–1988)
2 World Bowl (IX, X)
|2× NCAC Coach of the Year (1987–1988)
NFL Europe Coach of the Year (2002)
Peter Vaas (born April 26, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. He served as the head football coach at Allegheny College from 1986 to 1989 and at the College of the Holy Cross from 1992 to 1995, compiling a career college football record of 43–41–1. He played football as a quarterback at Holy Cross from 1971 to 1973.
Vaas was a walk-on quarterback at Holy Cross. He was a three-year starter and set nine individual school passing records in his senior season. As a senior, he completed 135 passes for 1,631 yards and 13 touchdowns (and five touchdowns in one game). His career numbers included 2,642 passing yards and 21 touchdown passes.
In 1979, Vaas was hired as the offensive backfield coach at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. He spent four seasons in that capacity before being promoted to the position of offensive coordinator in 1983.
Vaas returned to Allegheny College as the Gators' head coach in 1986, a position he held for four seasons, until 1989. He led the team to back-to-back North Coast Athletic Conference championships in 1987 and 1988 and earned conference "Coach of the Year" honors both years. His coaching record at the school was 29–11–1. (.720).
He spent four seasons as the head coach at Holy Cross from 1992 to 1995. His only winning season came in 1992, when he led his squad to a second-place finish in the Patriot League.
Head coaching record
|Allegheny Gators (North Coast Athletic Conference) (1986–1989)|
|Holy Cross Crusaders (Patriot League) (1992–1995)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe) (2000–2003)|
|2001||Berlin Thunder||6–4||2nd||W World Bowl IX|
|2002||Berlin Thunder||6–4||2nd||W World Bowl X|
|Cologne Centurions (NFL Europe) (2004–2005)|
- "2011 NCAC Football Guide". North Coast Athletic Conference. p. 28. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- "2011 NCAC Football Guide". North Coast Athletic Conference. p. 17. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- DeLassus, David. "Allegheny Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 24, 2010.