Utah State hires Mark Weber as assistant head football coach

Jan 7 2013 - 4:45pm

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LOGAN - Mark Weber, who has 34 years of collegiate coaching experience and has been involved in 15 bowl games, has been named Utah State's offensive line coach and assistant head coach it was announced Monday by Aggie head coach Matt Wells.

"Mark Weber is a veteran offensive line coach with a background as a tough, fierce competitor," said Wells. "Mark brings a great deal of experience with him to Utah State and has tremendous knowledge about football in the state of Utah. His time spent in the Mountain West Conference will aid us as we transition into a new league, and we welcome Mark and his family to Logan."

Weber has spent the past six years as the offensive line coach at BYU (2007-12) and helped the Cougars to six bowl appearances and the 2007 Mountain West Conference championship. During his time at BYU, Weber coached six first-team all-Mountain West offensive linemen, including two All-Americans in Dallas Reynolds and Matt Reynolds

"I'm really excited to work for Matt Wells. There is great energy and momentum with the Aggie program and I'm thrilled to get the chance to help in its growth," said Weber. "Matt is innovative and energetic and did a fantastic job as Utah State's offensive coordinator. I love the way those offensive linemen play with their mindset and attitude, and I can't wait to be part of that program and around those kids."

Prior to his stint at BYU, Weber spent one season at North Carolina (2006) and two years at Fresno State (2004-05), where he mentored All-America Logan Mankins, a first-round pick of the New England Patriots and Cole Popevich, who was a freshman All-America.

Weber spent seven seasons at UCLA (1997-2003) prior to his stint at Fresno State, helping guide the Bruins to five bowl appearances, including the 1999 Rose Bowl and a pair of Pac-10 titles. At UCLA, he coached two first-team All-Americas, including Kris Farris who won the 1998 Outland Trophy. He also mentored three freshmen All-Americas and six players who garnered all-Pac-10 honors.

Weber got his coaching start as an assistant at Los Angeles Valley College in 1979 before spending two seasons as a graduate assistant at Idaho State from 1980-81, as the Bengals captured the 1981 NCAA Division I-AA national championship under Aggie alum Dave Kragthorpe. He has also made coaching stops at Snow College (1982), Eastern New Mexico (1983-84), West Texas State (1985-86) and Missouri Western State College (1991).

The 55-year old Weber is a 1980 graduate of Cal Lutheran and also earned a master's degree in physical education from Idaho State in 1981. He played offensive guard for two seasons at Cal Lutheran and was named an honorable mention Small College All-America at guard.

Weber and his wife, Kathryn, have two daughters, Allie and KaCee

 

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