HD Weddel is in his fourth season on the Lewis & Clark football staff. In 2015, he began serving as the team’s life coach, charged with helping the Pioneers “Pursue Greatness” and become “Men of Excellence."
Over the last three decades, Weddel has been in a position to help student-athletes as a teacher, coach or administrator. Most recently, he was principal at Bend Senior High School in Bend, Ore. until 2014, where prior to that position, he served as assistant principal from 2005-2009. He was also an assistant wrestling and football coach at Bend Senior from 1990-92.
Weddel’s coaching career includes a nine-year wrestling head coaching tenure at McMinnville High School starting in 1992. He also was an assistant football coach for the Grizzlies. While there, Weddel helped design and implement the MHS Fitness Center.
From 1985-92, Weddel headed the wrestling program at Tigard High School, where he also assisted on the Tigers’ football staff.
Earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in 1979, where he was a three-time varsity letter-winning athlete, Weddel’s first coaching position was as an assistant wrestling and football coach at Neah-Kah-Nie High School in Rockaway Beach, Ore. for one year.
Over his coaching career, Weddel has been selected a conference coach of the year four separate times, plus chosen the coach of the Oregon USA Wrestling Team, a state all-star team.
Weddel also holds a Masters of Education from Portland St. (1984) and received his Continuing Administrative Licensure from Lewis & Clark College in 2013.