CLARION, PA - Chris Weibel, 40, Clarion's Offensive Coordinator and an assistant coach at Clarion for the last eleven seasons, along with being an All-America quarterback for the Golden Eagles, was named Interim Head Football Coach today by Athletic Director Dave Katis. He will continue in that position until the search for a new head coach has been completed.
Weibel steps in for former head coach Jay Foster, who retired as head coach on December 2.
A native of East Brady, Pa. and a 1993 graduate of Kittanning High School, Weibel came to Clarion in the Fall of 1993 and had a storied career as the Eagles quarterback.
His top season came in 1996 when he led the Golden Eagles to an 11-3 overall record, the PSAC-West title, the NCAA Division II East Region Crown and a berth in the NCAA "Final Four" before losing in the final seconds to Northern Colorado 19-18. Clarion was also awarded the Lambert Cup in 1996. Weibel, an All-American that season, completed 208 of 356 passes for 2,880 yards and 32 td's. He ranked #2 in the nation in passing efficiency.
In 1995 he helped Clarion to a 6-4 record and passed for 2,017 yards and 14 td's. Missing most of the 1997 season with an injury, he came back in 1998 to pass for 2,462 yards and 16 td's. The holder of 5 career and 3 single season records, Weibel completed 586 of 1,065 passes for 7,845 yards and 65 td's, while totaling 8,136 yards of total offense.