Don Read

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Don Read
Biographical details
Born (1933-12-15) December 15, 1933 (age 85)
Playing career
late 1950s Sacramento State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960s Placer HS (CA) (assistant)
1960s Petaluma HS (CA)
1966–1967 Humboldt State (assistant)
1968–1971 Portland State
1972–1973 Oregon (QB/Rec)
1974–1976 Oregon
1977–1980 Oregon Tech
1981–1985 Portland State
1986–1995 Montana
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2004–2005 Montana
Head coaching record
Overall 154–127–1 (college)
19–5–2 (high school)
Tournaments 8–4 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Division I-AA National (1995)
1 Western Football (1984)
2 Big Sky (1993, 1995)
Awards
AFCA Division I-AA COY (1995)

Don Read (born December 15, 1933) is a former American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He was the head football coach at Portland State University (1968–1971, 1981–1985), the University of Oregon (1974–1976),[1] the Oregon Institute of Technology (1977–1980), and the University of Montana (1986–1995), compiling a career college football record of 154–127–1 (.548).

From 1968–1971 and 1981–1985, he led the Portland State Vikings to a 39–52–1 record. From 1974 to 1976, he guided the Oregon Ducks to a 9–24 record (3–18 in Pac-8);[2][3][4] the two previous seasons he mentored quarterbacks and receivers under head coach Dick Enright.[5]

Read's best success came at Montana, where he went 85–36 (.702), including three 11-win seasons and a Division I-AA national championship in his final year of coaching, 1995.[6][7] He currently resides in Corvallis, Oregon, where he participates in scouting and game planning for Oregon State football.

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Portland State Vikings (NCAA College Division independent) (1968–1971)
1968 Portland State 4–6
1969 Portland State 6–4
1970 Portland State 6–4
1971 Portland State 4–5
Portland State: 20–19
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific-8 Conference) (1974–1976)
1974 Oregon 2–9 0–7 8th
1975 Oregon 3–8 2–5 6th
1976 Oregon 4–7 1–6 T–7th
Oregon: 9–24 3–18
Oregon Tech Hustlin' Owls (Evergreen Conference) (1977–1980)
1977 Oregon Tech 2–7
1978 Oregon Tech 5–4
1979 Oregon Tech 7–2
1980 Oregon Tech 7–2
Oregon Tech: 21–15
Portland State Vikings (Division II Independent) (1981)
1981 Portland State 2–9
Portland State Vikings (Western Football Conference) (1982–1985)
1982 Portland State 2–9 0–4 5th
1983 Portland State 3–7 1–2 T–3rd
1984 Portland State 8–3 3–0 1st
1985 Portland State 4–5–1 2–2–1 3rd
Portland State: 19–33–1 6–8–1
Montana Grizzlies (Big Sky Conference) (1986–1995)
1986 Montana 6–4 4–4 4th
1987 Montana 6–5 5–3 3rd
1988 Montana 8–4 6–2 2nd L Div. I-AA First Round
1989 Montana 11–3 7–1 2nd L Div. I-AA Semifinal
1990 Montana 7–4 4–4 4th
1991 Montana 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
1992 Montana 6–5 4–3 T–3rd
1993 Montana 10–2 7–0 1st L Div. I-AA First Round
1994 Montana 11–3 5–2 T–2nd L Div. I-AA Semifinal
1995 Montana 13–2 6–1 1st W Div. I-AA Champions
Montana: 85–36 54–22
Total: 154–127–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Coaching tree

Assistants under Read who became college head coaches:

See also

References

  1. ^ McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
  2. ^ Withers, Bud (November 26, 1976). "Oregon fires Don Read". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1C.
  3. ^ "Oregon fires Read". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 27, 1976. p. 15.
  4. ^ "Oregon starts search for Read's successor". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). Associated Press. November 27, 1976. p. 12.
  5. ^ Cawood, Neil (January 4, 1974). "Enright sacked, shocked". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1D.
  6. ^ "Grizzlies relish their first title". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 17, 1995. p. 3F.
  7. ^ "Grizzlies silence Thundering Herd, 22-20". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). December 17, 1995. p. 5B.
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