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Encyclopedia > Woody Widenhofer

Woody Widenhofer (born January 20, 1943 in Butler, Pennsylvania) is a former college football head coach and longtime NFL assistant. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Butler is a city located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


Widenhofer is best known for helping direct the Pittsburgh Steelers "Steel Curtain" defense that won four Super Bowls in the 1970s. He later served unsuccessful tenures as head coach at Missouri and Vanderbilt University. City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... The Steel Curtain was one of the most feared American football defenses, and a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers 1970s dynasty. ... The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League, the pinnacle of American football. ... The University of Missouri System is the designated public research and land-grant university system of the state of Missouri. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


Widenhofer attended Riverview High School in Riverview, Michigan and played linebacker at Missouri from 1961-1964. After several years as a college assistant, Widenhofer was hired to coach linebackers for the Steelers in 1973. He was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1977. By the time he left after the 1983 season, Widenhofer had won four Super Bowls and made the postseason nine times. There is also a tiny, unincorporated community named Riverview in Newaygo County. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ...


He spent one year as head coach of the short-lived United States Football League team, the Oklahoma Outlaws, before landing an opportunity at his alma mater. But Widenhofer could only manage a 12-33-1 record in four seasons at Missouri from 1985 to 1988. After returning to the NFL for six years as an assistant coach, Widenhofer joined friend Rod Dowhower's staff at Vanderbilt to serve as defensive coordinator. When Dowhower was fired after the 1996 season, Widenhofer was promoted to head coach. The second time was no easier, as Widenhofer compiled only a 15-37 record in five seasons at the helm for VU. The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... The Arizona Outlaws were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... Rod Dowhower(born April 15, 1943) was the head football coach at the University of California in 1979. ...


Widenhofer considered retiring, but ultimately joined friend Hal Mumme as an assistant at Southeastern Louisiana University and later New Mexico State University. Hal Clay Mumme (March 29, 1952 - ) is a football coach in the United States of America. ... Southeastern Louisiana University is a state-funded public university that is located in the city of Hammond, Louisiana. ... New Mexico State University, or NMSU, is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ...


External links

  • Vanderbilt press release
  • The Sporting News - Article about Widenhofer's hiring at Southeastern Louisiana
Preceded by:
Bud Carson
Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinators
1978-1983
Succeeded by:
Tony Dungy
Preceded by:
Warren Powers
University of Missouri Head Football Coach
1985-1988
Succeeded by:
Bob Stull
Preceded by:
Rod Dowhower
Vanderbilt University Head Football Coach
1997-2001
Succeeded by:
Bobby Johnson
Leon H. Bud Carson (born April 28, 1931 in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania; died December 7, 2005 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American football coach best-known for his role on the Pittsburgh Steelers championship teams of the 1970s. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... Anthony Kevin Dungy (b. ... Warren Powers was the head coach of the Missouri Tigers football program from 1978 to 1984. ... The University of Missouri System is the designated public research and land-grant university system of the state of Missouri. ... Rod Dowhower(born April 15, 1943) was the head football coach at the University of California in 1979. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Bobby Johnson (born Columbia, South Carolina) is the current head football coach at Vanderbilt University. ... Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University (colloquially known as Vandy) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Henry R. Sanders was the head football coach at UCLA from 1949 to 1957. ... Arthur Guepe was the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers football program from 1946 to 1952. ... Steve Sloan was the head football coach at Duke University from 1983 to 1986. ... Watson Brown is the current head football coach of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. ... Gerry DiNardo (Born November 10, 1952) is a former all-american guard at the University of Notre Dame, and also a former college football and XFL head coach. ... Rod Dowhower(born April 15, 1943) was the head football coach at the University of California in 1979. ... Bobby Johnson (born Columbia, South Carolina) is the current head football coach at Vanderbilt University. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Henry F. Schulte was a college football coach who coached at Eastern Michigan University, University of Missouri, and University of Nebraska. ... Thomas Kelly was a college football coach. ... Don Faurot (June 23, 1902–October 19, 1995) was a head football coach at the University of Missouri-Columbia during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Frank Broyles, current athletic director for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks athletic department. ... Dan Devine (December 22, 1924 - May 9, 2002) was a football coach. ... Warren Powers was the head coach of the Missouri Tigers football program from 1978 to 1984. ... Larry Smith (born September 12, 1939) is a former college football head coach at Tulane University (1976-79), the University of Arizona (1980-86), the University of Southern California (1987-1992), and the University of Missouri (1994-2000). ... Gary Pinkel is the Head Football Coach at the University of Missouri. ...

 
 

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