Art Dufelmeier
Dufelmeier pictured in '"Sequel 1961, Western Illinois yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1923-07-21)July 21, 1923
Beardstown, Illinois
DiedFebruary 4, 2010(2010-02-04) (aged 86)
Havana, Illinois
Playing career
1942, 1946–1947Illinois
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1957–1959Western Illinois (assistant)
1960–1968Western Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall37–39–2 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 IIAC (1964)

Arthur J. Dufelmeier (July 21, 1923 – February 4, 2010)[1] was the head football coach at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois and he held that position for nine seasons, from 1960 until 1968. His record at Western Illinois was 37–39–2.[2]

Dufelmeier played football as a halfback at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, leading the Fighting Illini to a win at the 1947 Rose Bowl. He finished his coaching career at Havana High School, which now has its home field named for their coach.

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Western Illinois Leathernecks (Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1960–1968)
1960 Western Illinois 6–2 5–1 2nd
1961 Western Illinois 5–3 4–2 T–2nd
1962 Western Illinois 5–3 2–2 3rd
1963 Western Illinois 6–3 3–1 2nd
1964 Western Illinois 6–3 3–1 T–1st
1965 Western Illinois 4–5 2–2 3rd
1966 Western Illinois 1–7–1 1–2 3rd
1967 Western Illinois 2–6 1–2 T–3rd
1968 Western Illinois 2–7–1 1–2 T–3rd
Western Illinois: 37–39–2 3–0
Total: 37–39–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References