Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
Weber has 34 years of collegiate coaching experience and has been involved in 15 bowl games during his collegiate career.
Mark Weber, who has 34 years of collegiate coaching experience and has been involved in 16 bowl games, is in his second year as Utah State's offensive line coach and assistant head coach.
In his first season at Utah State, Weber coached an Aggie offensive line that paved the way for USU's fourth 1,000-yard rusher in the past five seasons as Joey DeMartino finished the year with 1,221 rushing yards.
Weber also coached three offensive linemen who earned all-Mountain West honors in 2013 in Tyler Larsen (first team), Jamie Markosian (honorable mention) and Eric Schultz (honorable mention). Larson, who became just the ninth player in school history to be a three-time first-team all-conference selection, was also named a second-team All-American by USA Today Sports and was one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, honoring the nation's best collegiate center. Larsen signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins, while Schultz was invited to the Seattle Seahawks rookie mini-camp.
Overall, Utah State's offense set school records for pass completions (297), total offensive plays (1,073), touchdown passes (30), and first downs (310) in 2013, while its 445 points scored and 481 pass attempts both rank second all-time. Furthermore, USU's 56 total touchdowns rank third all-time and its 31.7 points per game average ranks fifth all-time in school history. USU also played in back-to-back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history and won just its third bowl game ever in 2013.
Prior to joining Utah State's staff, Weber spent six years as the offensive line coach at BYU (2007-12) and helped the Cougars to six bowl appearances and the 2007 Mountain West 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.
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-American Logan Mankins, a first-round pick of the New England Patriots and Cole Popovich, who was a Freshman All-American.
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-Americans, including Kris Farris who won the 1998 Outland Trophy. He also mentored three Freshmen All-Americans and six players who garnered all-Pac-10 honors.
Additionally, Weber was a part of some record-setting offenses at UCLA, including the 1998 squad that put up a school-record 5,947 total yards and the 1997 team that scored a UCLA record 447 points. The Bruins posted a 20-game winning streak over the 1997-98 seasons and finished ranked in the nation's top 10 both years.
Before coaching at UCLA, Weber was UNLV's assistant head coach and offensive line coach from 1994-96 and helped the Rebels win the 1994 Las Vegas Bowl. He also served in the same capacity at Nevada in 1992-93, and coached Oregon State's offensive line from 1987-90 under Aggie alum Dave Kragthorpe, who is a former USU Athletics Director and current Special Assistant to the Head Coach at Utah State.
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 Kragthorpe. He has also made coaching stops at Snow College (1982), Eastern New Mexico (1983-84), West Texas A&M (1985-86) and Missouri Western State College (1991).
The 56-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-American at guard.
Weber and his wife, Kathy, have two daughters, Allie and KaCee.
MARK WEBER FILE Coaching History: 2013- Utah State - Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line 2007-12 BYU - Offensive Line 2006 North Carolina - Offensive Line 2004-05 Fresno State - Offensive Line 1997-2003 UCLA - Offensive Line 1994-96 UNLV - Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line 1993 Nevada - Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line 1991 Missouri Western State College - Defensive Line 1987-90 Oregon State - Offensive Line 1985-86 West Texas State - Assistant Coach 1983-84 Eastern New Mexico - Assistant Coach 1982 Snow College - Assistant Coach 1980-81 Idaho State - Graduate Assistant 1979 Los Angeles Valley College - Assistant Coach