Charlie Weis
American professional football coach, college football coach
Charlie Weis
Charles Joseph "Charlie" Weis is an American football coach. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Kansas, a position he assumed in December 2011. He served as offensive coordinator for the Florida Gators during the 2011 season. For five years, from 2005 through 2009, Weis was the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame.
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Falcons hire 7 assistants, including Flood, Weis Jr.
Fox News - 4 days
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have finalized their revamped coaching staff with seven new hires, including former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood and Charlie Weis Jr., the son of the long-time coach.
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Big 12 rankings: Baylor still on top of Big 12, but OSU closing fast
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
If it’s Monday, it’s time for our weekly Big 12 rankings. No changes at the top, but some definite switching after Oklahoma State’s upset victory over TCU. Baylor (8-0, 5-0, next game Saturday vs. Oklahoma) — Game Day will be coming to the banks of the Brazos, giving the Bears an ideal opportunity to make a good national impression. They can’t, however, afford a similar defensive effort as the one that came in the narrow victory over Kansas State. Oklahoma State (9-0, 6-0, next game Saturday @ Iowa State) — Surging Cowboys played their best game of the season in exposing TCU. OSU still has some warts, but if the defense plays like it did the rest of the season, Mike Gundy’s team might be CFP bound. Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1, next game Saturday @ Baylor) — The Sooners have recaptured their confidence that Texas hammered out of them a month ago. Four easy victories later, the Sooners are in the top 10, but will be facing their biggest recent nemesis in a statement game for both teams. T ...
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Skyline alums sign with NFL teams
Issaquah Press - almost 2 years
Two Skyline High School football stars are headed to the National Football League. While wide receiver Kasen Williams and quarterback Jake Heaps didn’t hear their names called during the NFL draft, both will reportedly get shots as undrafted free agents. Williams, a 2011 Skyline graduate, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, while Heaps, a 2009 Skyline graduate, will head to the New York Jets. Jake Heaps “Can’t wait for the opportunity!!” Heaps tweeted after word spread of his destination. It was University of Miami head coach Al Golden that broke the news about his quarterback, tweeting, “Congrats to Jake Heaps on signing with the Jets!!” Heaps finished his college career as a backup at the University of Miami, after stops at both Brigham Young University and the University of Kansas. The Skyline star was considered one of the nation’s top high-school quarterbacks in the class of 2009, after leading the Spartans to three state titles. He initially signed with BYU and g ...
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Former Notre Dame, Kansas coach Charlie Weis says career likely over
LATimes - about 2 years
Charlie Weis, the former coach of Notre Dame and Kansas, says he thinks he'll probably never coach again. 
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Kansas coach Charlie Weis to handle WRs, Rob Ianello moves to 'director of research' position
Fox News - about 3 years
Kansas coach Charlie Weis is still tinkering with his coaching staff, moving Rob Ianello to director of research and adding the title of recruiting coordinator to running backs coach Reggie Mitchell.
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Freshman upstart Cozart, veteran transfer Heaps both could play QB for Kansas vs Kansas St
Fox News - about 3 years
For the second straight season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis has taken the reins from a highly touted transfer quarterback and handed them to an unproven but more mobile signal-caller.
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Charlie Weis gets an ice bath after Kansas nets Big 12 win
USA Today - over 3 years
Charlie Weis got an ice bath after Kansas won its first Big 12 game since 2010.
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Offensive line remains in flux as Kansas searches for right group to turn around season
Fox News - over 3 years
Just as his offensive line began to show some stability, Kansas coach Charlie Weis decided to shake things up again.
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Weis changes way Kansas offensive staff operates as it tries to end off Big 12 losing streak
Fox News - over 3 years
Rotating players on the depth chart hasn't worked so well for Kansas this season, so now coach Charlie Weis is shaking up coaching responsibilities to jump-start his struggling team.
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Wildcats fall to Baylor, Jayhawks dumped by TCU as Sunflower State misery continues this year
Fox News - over 3 years
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder and Kansas counterpart Charlie Weis have a lot in common right now, starting with the fact that both of their teams are desperately seeking their first Big 12 win.
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Sunday's local sports briefs
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WEIS OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO MALONEY FAMILY: Charlie Weis issued a statement Sunday on the death of Shawnee Mission West wide receiver and Kansas recruit Andre Maloney. The Kansas coach offered condolences to Maloney's family and the SMW student body.
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Andre Maloney, Kansas Football Recruit, Dies After Suffering Stroke During High School Game
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
High school football standout Andre Maloney died on Friday after suffering a stroke during a game on Thursday evening near Kansas City, Mo., according to the Kansas City Star and various reports. The 17-year-old senior wide receiver starred for Shawnee Mission West High School and had scored a touchdown against Leavenworth West shortly before collapsing on the sideline, reported WDAF-TV in Kansas City. He was taken from the field in an ambulance. Karla Montoya, Maloney’s cousin, told the Kansas City Star that doctors at Research Medical Center discovered a blood clot in his brain but could not remove it during surgery. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Andre's family, teammates, coaches, fellow students, and the SM West staff during this difficult time," Shawnee Mission School District spokesperson Leigh Anne Neal said in a statement obtained by ESPN. "The tremendous outpouring of concern expressed today by the our community has been greatly appreciated. We will continue to honor ...
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Jayhawks trying to end 19-game Big 12 losing streak when No. 20 Texas Tech comes to town
Fox News - over 3 years
Kansas coach Charlie Weis knows exactly how long it will have been since the Jayhawks last won a Big 12 game when they face No.
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NCAA says KU cornerback Short must redshirt
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Kansas coach Charlie Weis said in a statement Friday that he was "extremely disappointed" with the NCAA's decision that because Short had a redshirt year available, he should spend it improving his academics. Weis said Short's junior college transcript gave no indication that Short would not be a successful student, and his grades and transferable hours exceeded entrance requirements.
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After dropping 19 straight road games, Kansas tries to end futility when it visits Rice
Fox News - over 3 years
As far as Kansas coach Charlie Weis is concerned, he's lost six straight road games.
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After winning once last season, Kansas football has lofty goals in Year 2 under Charlie Weis
Fox News - over 3 years
Kansas coach Charlie Weis hopes another high-profile transfer at quarterback can help lead Kansas to success after a dismal first season in charge.
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After coaching 'pile of crap,' Jayhawks' Weis counting on JUCO-led turnaround in Year 2
Fox News - over 3 years
After coaching what he called a "pile of crap" last season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis is counting on an influx of junior college players to turn things around in Year 2.
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Charlie Weis has a brutally honest recruiting pitch
USA Today - over 3 years
Kansas coach Charlie Weis has a refreshingly honest and direct pitch to recruits.
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Benjamin Rubenstein: Top 10 Weight-Loss Mistakes
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Since I reached 6 percent body fat last year, friends have asked for tips on how to lose weight. After I share the sacrifices and lifestyle changes necessary for the most efficient and maximal loss, they stop talking to me. To ensure I still have some friends left, instead of providing detailed tips here are my simplified weight-loss mistakes: Telling others you're on a "diet." Losing fat and keeping it off requires me to remain on a permanent "diet," which I might as well define as "permanent judgment and loss of friends." I'm better off proclaiming I actually enjoy eating broccoli. Saying you want to lose "weight" when what you really want to lose is "fat." Fellas, if your loss comes from muscle instead of fat then you'll still be soft. And ladies, despite what some of you have told me about fearing a muscular appearance, unless you rub against a testosterone-deficient cancer survivor's prescription steroid gel, you won't gain unattractive muscle. Having the streng ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charlie Weis
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 59
    He initially stated that he would not stay longer than the duration of his five-year contract, which runs out in 2016, but school officials persuaded him to consider a longer stay.
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  • 2014
    Age 57
    Weis was fired on September 28, 2014 for "lack of on-field progress".
    More Details Hide Details Weis and his wife, Maura, have two children, Charles Joseph and Hannah Margaret. In 2003, Weis and his wife established the Hannah & Friends Foundation, dedicated to children affected by developmental disorders and named after his daughter, who is autistic. In the spring of 2004, the inaugural Hannah & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic was held to benefit the foundation. Weis told YES Network commentators at the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers MLB game on Friday, July 17, 2009, that his favorite baseball team is the Yankees. He was there to celebrate the announcement of the Notre Dame and Army football game to be played at the new Yankee Stadium in November 2010. Weis was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and grew up in Middlesex, New Jersey, where he graduated from Middlesex High School. He has one older sister and three younger brothers, one of whom attended West Point.
  • 2013
    Age 56
    Although they only compiled a 3–9 record, Weis' Jayhawks ended a 27-game Big 12 Conference losing streak with a 31–19 home victory over West Virginia in November 2013.
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    Weis' 2013 Kansas team showed signs of improvement.
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  • 2012
    Age 55
    Weis' 2012 team struggled to a 1–11 record in what was dubbed as a rebuilding year.
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  • 2011
    Age 54
    On December 8, 2011, Weis was named the head football coach for the University of Kansas replacing Turner Gill.
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    On January 2, 2011, Chiefs coach Todd Haley announced Weis would indeed be leaving for the Florida offensive coordinator position effective at the end of the season.
    More Details Hide Details Weis' tenure was broadly criticized after the team finished ranked 102nd nationally with just 334.17 yards per game.
  • 2010
    Age 53
    On December 31, 2010, ESPN reported that Weis was targeted by the Florida Gators to become the next offensive coordinator under new head coach Will Muschamp.
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    Weis was named offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs for 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In Weis's first year, the Chiefs improved from a record of 4–12 to 10–6 and returned to the playoffs after winning the AFC West Division. With Weis as offensive coordinator, the Chiefs had the NFL's best rushing attack, averaging an impressive 165 yards per game on the ground. Offensively the Chiefs ranked 9th in total offense, 11th in points per game, and 1st in rushing, but 28th in passing. However the Chiefs also sent four players on offense (WR Dwayne Bowe, RB Jamaal Charles, QB Matt Cassel and OG Brian Waters) to the Pro Bowl. Cassel, Bowe and Charles made their first ever trip to the Pro Bowl. Weis has also been credited with the improvement of Cassel who had a career year throwing for 27 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions in 14 games.
  • 2009
    Age 52
    Weis was fired on November 30, 2009.
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    Despite speculation the university might fire Weis, it was announced shortly after the conclusion of the regular season that he would remain head coach in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Weis's Notre Dame squad ended the season on a positive note, finally breaking the Irish's NCAA record nine-game bowl losing streak by beating Hawai'i 49–21. In the process, Notre Dame scored its highest point total of the season, its highest point total ever in a bowl game, and broke 8 other bowl records. The bowl win also helped Notre Dame to a 7–6 final record, its 102nd winning season in 120 years of football and Weis' third in four years. Notre Dame ended the year with a top 15 recruiting class, including signing the top defensive player in the nation. 2009 The Fighting Irish finished the 2009 regular season with a 6–6 record. A poor record for the season in addition to high preseason expectations for the team, including a preseason top 25 ranking, caused widespread speculation that Notre Dame would fire Weis.
    Subsequently, the Irish fell to Navy in the 2009 and 2010 seasons (although, Weis was no longer the coach in 2010).
    More Details Hide Details The team ranked near the bottom of Division I FBS in both rushing yards per game and total yards per game. Along with being third from last in scoring per game, the team was shut out twice en route to its first nine-loss season ever. Weis attributed the team's downfall to his own mistakes, including his failure to use full-speed practices and to develop his players properly, his installation of two separate offensive systems, one for each potential starting quarterback, as well as to the graduation of star quarterback Brady Quinn. Despite the poor season, which was Notre Dame's worst ever (by losses), Weis nonetheless managed to recruit one of the top recruiting classes in the country. 2008 In 2008, The Irish started 4–1, but completed the regular season with a 6–6 record, including a 24–23 loss to Syracuse, the first time that Notre Dame had fallen to an eight-loss team. The combined 15 losses from 2007–08 marks the most losses for any two-year span.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    During the 2006 season, Weis led the Fighting Irish to a 10–2 regular season record, and a second straight BCS berth, this time losing 41–14 in the Sugar Bowl to the LSU Tigers.
    More Details Hide Details This loss was the second straight bowl loss under Weis and the ninth straight bowl loss for the Irish. The Irish finished No. 17 in the final AP poll, and No. 19 in the final Coaches' Poll. While this season could be considered a disappointment based on Notre Dame's No. 2 pre-season ranking, Weis led the Irish to its second straight season of nine wins or more, something not achieved since the 1992 and 1993 seasons under Lou Holtz. Also for the second straight year Weis put together a top 10 recruiting class, including national player of the year Jimmy Clausen. 2007 In the 2007 season, Notre Dame went 3–9, with their only wins coming against UCLA, Duke and Stanford. Their loss to Navy on November 3 snapped an NCAA-record 43-game winning streak over the Midshipmen, dating back to the Heisman Trophy-winning tenure of Roger Staubach at the Naval Academy.
    The new 10-year deal, which began with the 2006 season, and which was to be worth a reported $30–40 million, would keep Weis at Notre Dame through 2015.
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    With a record of 9–2, his team finished the regular season ranked sixth in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings, granting them a berth in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, on January 2, 2006 which they lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes by a score of 34–20.
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  • 2005
    Age 48
    On October 29, 2005, barely halfway through the first year of a six-year contract, and with only a 5–2 record, Weis signed a contract extension with Notre Dame.
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    His team's success on the field helped make Weis winner of the 2005 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, selected by the Football Writers Association of America.
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  • 2004
    Age 47
    After first choice Urban Meyer accepted the head coaching position at the University of Florida, the university ultimately hired Weis, who was named Notre Dame's 28th head football coach on December 12, 2004.
    More Details Hide Details On December 13, Weis signed a six-year contract worth a reported US$2 million per year. He was the first Notre Dame graduate to hold the football head coaching position since Hugh Devore (a 1934 graduate) served as interim coach in 1945 and 1963, and the first alumnus to serve as the Irish football coach on a full-fledged basis since Joe Kuharich (a 1938 Notre Dame graduate), who coached at Notre Dame from 1959 through 1962. 2005 In his first season as head coach of the Fighting Irish, Weis was widely quoted as telling his team that they would have a "decided schematic advantage" against their opponents, apparently in the belief that his schemes and strategies developed in the NFL were superior to the schemes being run by other college coaches. Indeed, the team's play, particularly that of junior quarterback Brady Quinn and junior wide receiver Jeff Samardzija, improved greatly. Samardzija, previously a little-used wide receiver, became Quinn's favorite target and a frequent game-breaker, and set school records for most touchdown receptions in a season (15), most receiving yardage in a season (1,249), and most consecutive games with a touchdown reception (8), after having no touchdown receptions in his previous two years at Notre Dame. Notre Dame lost to Michigan State in a dramatic 3 overtime loss. Weis was quoted as saying that they would never lose to Michigan State on his watch.
  • 2000
    Age 43
    He served as offensive coordinator under head coach Bill Belichick from 2000 through 2004, installing the Erhardt-Perkins offensive system, and assisting the Patriots in three Super Bowl victories (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX).
    More Details Hide Details On November 30, 2004, after finishing its football season with a 6–5 record, Notre Dame released head coach Tyrone Willingham.
  • 1999
    Age 42
    Weis returned to New England Patriots following Parcells' announced retirement after the 1999 season.
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  • 1997
    Age 40
    Weis served as the team's offensive coordinator from 1997 to 1999.
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    In 1997, Weis became the offensive coordinator of the Jets, in addition to duties as the team's primary receivers coach.
    More Details Hide Details In his second year as offensive coordinator, the Jets finished fourth in the National Football League in offense.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 39
    Once again, saddled with a rookie, Weis performed magic in 1996 helping Terry Glenn break out with 90 catches for 1,132 yards and 6 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details Weis also helped wide receiver Shawn Jefferson put up 771 yards and 4 touchdowns along with developing Troy Brown into a solid role player with 21 catches for 222 yards.
  • 1995
    Age 38
    In 1995, Weis helped turn rookie Curtis Martin's year into a Pro Bowl season with 1,487 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.
    More Details Hide Details Dave Meggett and Sam Gash proved to be reliable receivers out of the backfield as well with a combined 78 catches.
  • 1993
    Age 36
    In 1993 he helped Ben Coates break out with 659 yards and 8 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details Marv Cook proved a reliable blocker as well. In 1994, Coates had one of the best seasons by a tight end ever with 96 catches, 1174 yards, and 7 touchdowns.
  • 1991
    Age 34
    In 1991, he helped guide 2nd year running back Rodney Hampton to 1,059 yards and 10 TD on the ground.
    More Details Hide Details The Giants would finish 6th in rushing yards and 7th in rushing touchdowns in the NFL. The next year, Weis would utilize both Hampton (1,141 yards and 14 TD) and Jarrod Bunch (501 yards and 3 TD) to form a potent running back combination. The Giants would finish 6th in rushing yards and 2nd in rushing touchdowns in the NFL. After that he began a four-year stint with the New England Patriots. For the first two years (1993–1994), Weis served as the tight end coach. In 1995 he would switch to running back coach and finished 1996 as wide receiver coach.
    After Ray Handley took over as head coach in 1991, Weis stayed on as the running back coach for two seasons.
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  • 1990
    Age 33
    Weis launched his professional coaching career in 1990 when he was named offensive assistant and assistant special teams coach under Giants head coach Bill Parcells.
    More Details Hide Details The Giants went on to win Super Bowl XXV at the end of that season, beating the Buffalo Bills by a score of 20–19.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 28
    In 1985, he was hired by head coach Joe Morrison at the University of South Carolina, where he received his master's degree in education while working as a graduate assistant position coach and assistant recruiting coordinator.
    More Details Hide Details He served four seasons on the Gamecock staff until Morrison died in 1989. He then returned to New Jersey as the head coach at Franklin High School and directed Franklin Township to the New Jersey state championship while also assisting in the New York Giants' pro personnel department.
  • 1978
    Age 21
    After graduating from Notre Dame in 1978, Weis began his coaching career at Boonton High School in New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details He spent the next five seasons at perennial powerhouse Morristown High School in New Jersey as a football assistant.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on March 30, 1956.
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