George Haffner

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George Haffner
Biographical details
Born Chicago, Illinois
Playing career
1959–1960 Notre Dame
1964 McNeese State
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1969–1970 Iowa State (QB)
1971–1972 Iowa State (OC)
1973–1975 Pittsburgh (OC)
1976–1978 Florida State (OC)
1979 Texas A&M (OC)
1980–1990 Georgia (OC)
1991–1992 LSU (OC)
1993 UNLV (OC)
1994–1998 Northeast Louisiana (assistant)
1999–2005 Mary Hardin–Baylor (OC)

George Haffner is a former American football player and coach.

Born in Chicago, Haffner prepped at football powerhouse Mount Carmel High School. While at the University of Notre Dame in 1960, Haffner was awarded the starting quarterback job by head coach Joe Kuharich. His first game was an impressive 21–17 victory over California. However, the team finished the season with 2–8 record, and after losing the starting job to Daryle Lamonica, Haffner transferred to McNeese State University.

Following his graduation, Haffner was selected by the Baltimore Colts with the final pick in the 1965 NFL Draft. His professional career ended with the Norfolk Neptunes of the Continental Football League, after which he returned to the college ranks as a coach.

Haffner spent 31 years on various coaching staffs at NCAA Division I schools including 22 years as an offensive coordinator under such renowned head coaches as Bobby Bowden, Johnny Majors and Vince Dooley. While at the University of Georgia, he won a national championship and three conference championships and coached Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker. During his career, he coached at Iowa State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Florida State University, Texas A&M University, Georgia, Louisiana State University (LSU), the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor. He retired as the offensive coordinator Mary Hardin–Baylor on February 1, 2006.


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