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 35 years of collegiate coaching experience and has been involved in 16 bowl games, is in his third year as Utah State’s offensive line coach and associate head coach.
In his first two seasons at Utah State, the Aggies have posted a 19-9 record, including a 13-3 Mountain West mark, and notched bowl wins against No. 24 Northern Illinois (21-14) in the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and against UTEP (21-6) in the 2014 Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
At Utah State, Weber has coached six offensive linemen who have earned all-Mountain West honors in Tyler Larsen (first team), Jamie Markosian (honorable mention) and Eric Schultz (honorable mention) in 2013, and Kevin Whimpey (first team), Jake Simonich (honorable mention) and Austin Stephens (honorable mention) in 2014. Larsen 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 is currently in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, while Whimpey is with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Schultz spent the 2014 season in the CFL with the Ottawa Redblacks.
During the 2014 season, Utah State’s offensive line spearheaded an attack that rushed for 2,521 yards, marking the sixth-straight year that USU has rushed for at least 2,000 yards, which is a school record. Furthermore, USU had three Aggies rush for at least 450 yards in 2014, marking just the second time in school history that feat has been accomplished.
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.
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 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.
Prior to joining Utah State, 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, along with Ryan Wendell, who is the starting center for New England.
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.
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 57-year old Weber is a 1980 graduate of Cal Lutheran and 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
Bowl Games: Utah State - New Mexico, 2014; Poinsettia, 2013 BYU - Poinsettia, 2012; Armed Forces, 2011; New Mexico, 2010; Las Vegas, 2009; Las Vegas, 2008; Las Vegas, 2007 Fresno State - Liberty, 2005; MPC Computers, 2004 UCLA - Silicon Valley Football Classic, 2003; Las Vegas, 2002; Sun, 2000; Rose, 1998; Cotton, 1997 UNLV - Las Vegas, 1994 Idaho State - NCAA Division I-AA National Champions, 1981
Conference Championships: BYU - Mountain West, 2007 UCLA - Pac-10, 1997, 1998 UNLV - Big West, 1994 Idaho State - Big Sky, 1981
Playing Experience: 1978-80 Cal Lutheran - Offensive Guard
Education: 1980 Cal Lutheran - Physical Education (B.S) 1981 Idaho State - Physical Education (M.S)
Family: Wife, Kathy; Daughters - Allie, KaCee
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