Dave Arslanian
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Dave Arslanian
Dave Arslanian
Biographical details
Born (1949-04-13) April 13, 1949 (age 71)
St. George, Utah
Alma materArizona State University
Playing career
1967-1968Dixie JC
1969-1971Weber State
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972Arizona State (GA)
1973-1974Scottsdale CC (DB)
1975-1981Snow College
1982-1988Weber State (DB)
1989-1997Weber State
1998-1999Utah State
2001Birmingham Thunderbolts (OC/QB)
Head coaching record
Overall60-62 (college)
Tournaments0-1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)

Dave Arslanian (born April 13, 1949) is an American former college football coach and player. He served as the head football coach at Weber State University from 1989 to 1997 and Utah State University from 1998 to 1999, compiling a career college football coaching record of 60-62.

Coaching career

After graduating in 1971, he went to Arizona State University as a graduate assistant under Frank Kush, coaching the freshmen defensive backs. He then spent two seasons at Scottsdale Community College on the school's first ever football staff, coaching defensive backs.[1]

Arslanian began his head coaching career at Snow College, a junior college in Ephraim, Utah, before moving on to Weber State.

Arslanian spent 16 years on the coaching staff at Weber State. He was an assistant for seven years under Mike Price and spent nine seasons (1989-1997) as the head coach for the Wildcats. During his tenure, Arslanian compiled a 53-47 record. His 53 victories are the most in Weber State history, just ahead of his father, Sark Arslanian, who compiled a 50-26-2 record from 1965 to 1972. The younger Arslanian coached the Wildcats to six winning records and one appearance in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs in his last seven seasons as head coach.

Following the 1997 season, Arslanian moved north to take over as head coach at Utah State University. He coached the Utah State Aggies for two seasons, posting a 7-15 record before being fired on December 2, 1999 with two years remaining on his original four-year contract.

Arslanian resurfaced briefly as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Birmingham Thunderbolts, a team in the ill-fated XFL in 2001.

Arslanian is now out of coaching and currently runs Eagle Ranch Academy in St. George Utah.

Personal life

Arslanian was born in St. George, Utah. He was one of six children. He attended college at Weber State, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Education with an emphasis in health, physical education, and recreation/psychology; and Arizona State; where he earned a master's degree in health, physical education, and recreation.[2] He is the son of Sark Arslanian, who served as the head football coach at Weber State College from 1965 to 1972 and at Colorado State University from 1973 to 1981.

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA#
Weber State Wildcats (Big Sky Conference) (1989-1987)
1989 Weber State 3-8 1-7 9th
1990 Weber State 5-6 3-5 5th
1991 Weber State 8-4 6-2 5th L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 15
1992 Weber State 6-5 4-3 T-3rd
1993 Weber State 7-4 3-4 T-5th
1994 Weber State 5-6 2-5 T-6th
1995 Weber State 6-5 4-3 T-2nd
1996 Weber State 7-4 4-3 T-3rd
1997 Weber State 6-5 4-4 T-4th
Weber State: 53-47 31-36
Utah State Aggies (Big West Conference) (1998-1999)
1998 Utah State 3-8 2-3 T-4th
1999 Utah State 4-7 3-3 4th
Utah State: 7-15 5-6
Total: 60-62

References


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