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Bob Reade

Bob Reade
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1932-07-22) July 22, 1932 (age 81)
Monticello, Iowa
Playing career
1950s Cornell (IA)
Position(s) Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Darnall HS (IL)
Augustana (IL)
Head coaching record
Overall 146–23–1 (college)
146–21–4 (high school)
Tournaments 19–7 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
4 Division III National (1983–1986)
12 CCIW (1981–1988, 1990–1991, 1993–1994)
4x AFCA Division III Coach of the Year (1983–1986)
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1998)

Bob Reade (born July 22, 1932) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois from 1979 to 1994, compiling a record of 146–23–1. His Augustana Vikings won four consecutive NCAA Division III National Football Championships from 1983 and 1986 and were runners-up in 1982. Reade's teams went unbeaten for 60 straight games (59 wins, one tie) between the start of the 1983 season and the second round of the 1987 NCAA Division III playoffs, when Augustana lost to Dayton, 38–36.[1] This remains the record for the longest unbeaten streak in NCAA Division III football history.[2] Reade's teams won or shared 12 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championships and he was named conference Coach of the Year nine times (1981, 1983–1987, 1990, 1993–1994). This award is now named in his honor. Reade was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1998.

Playing career

Reade played football as a linebacker at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, from which he graduated in 1954.

Coaching career

Reade was the head football coach at J. D. Darnall High School in Geneseo, Illinois from 1962 to 1978, compiling a record of 146–21–4. In 1979, Reade was hired at Augustana College, an NCAA Division III school in Rock Island, Illinois. He retired in 1994 with 146 wins and 11 playoff appearances at Augustana.


Reade was a recipient of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1993, Reade authored a booked titled Coaching Football Successfully (ISBN 087322518X), for which Penn State's Joe Paterno wrote the foreword.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Augustana (Illinois) Vikings (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) (1979–1994)
1979 Augustana 6–3 5–3 T–4th
1980 Augustana 6–3 5–3 T–3rd
1981 Augustana 9–1 8–0 1st L NCAA Division III First Round
1982 Augustana 11–1 8–0 1st L NCAA Division III Championship
1983 Augustana 12–0 8–0 1st W NCAA Division III Championship
1984 Augustana 12–0 8–0 1st W NCAA Division III Championship
1985 Augustana 13–0 8–0 1st W NCAA Division III Championship
1986 Augustana 12–0–1 7–0–1 1st W NCAA Division III Championship
1987 Augustana 10–1 8–0 1st L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1988 Augustana 10–2 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division III Semifinal
1989 Augustana 8–2 7–1 2nd L NCAA Division III First Round
1990 Augustana 8–2 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division III First Round
1991 Augustana 8–1 7–1 1st
1992 Augustana 6–3 6–1 2nd
1993 Augustana 7–2 7–0 1st
1994 Augustana 8–2 6–1 T–1st L NCAA Division III First Round
Augustana: 146–23–1 112–12–1
Total: 146–23–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


External links

  • College Football Hall of Fame

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