Friday, January 25, 2008

Wittenberg Voices of the Hollow Series Interviews Maurer

Wittenberg's Voices of the Hollow series returns to the athletic department for an interview with Tiger coaching legend Dave Maurer.

Maurer did a little bit of everything in his time at Wittenberg. He coached football, track, swimming and golf at various points during his career. He also served as the director of men's athletics and was a professor of health and physical education, but is probably most well-known for his exploits on the gridiron sidelines.

After more than a decade as an assistant football coach, Maurer took the reins in 1969 from National College of Football Hall of Famer Bill Edwards, his mentor. By the time he stepped down after the 1983 season, Maurer had posted a record of 129-23-3, good for an astounding .842 winning percentage, best among active coaches at that time. He had directed three teams to national championships (and was an assistant coach for two other national titlists) and two teams to NCAA Division III Tournament runner-up finishes. The Tigers went undefeated three times and won seven OAC championships in his 15 years as head coach.

Click here for excerpts - you can listen to the audio, or download an MP3 of the interview

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