Brodie Westen
Biographical details
Born(1932-06-13)June 13, 1932
Marquette, Michigan
DiedJuly 29, 2021(2021-07-29) (aged 89)
Macomb, Illinois
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1958–1960Illinois (freshmen line)
1961–1965Rockford West HS (IL)
1968–1970Illinois (freshmen)
1971–1973Western Illinois (assistant)
1974–1975Western Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall12–7–1 (college)

Brodie Curtis Westen (June 13, 1932 – July 29, 2021) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois for two seasons, from 1974 to 1975, compiling a record of 12–7–1.[1]

Westen was born on June 13, 1932, in Marquette, Michigan. He graduated from Graveraet High School in Marquette before serving in the United States Navy on the USS Juneau during the Korean War. Westen returned to Marquette and graduated from Northern Michigan University. He began his coaching career as an assistant football coach at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, serving as freshman line coach. Westen was the head football coach at Rockford West High School in Rockford, Illinois from 1961 to 1965.[2]

Westen died on July 29, 2021, in Macomb.[3]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Western Illinois Leathernecks (NCAA Division II independent) (1974–1975)
1974 Western Illinois 7–3
1975 Western Illinois 5–4–1
Western Illinois: 12–7–1
Total: 12–7–1


  1. ^ Western Illinois Coaching Records Archived May 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Brodie Westen New Football Coach at Rockford West". The Gazette. Janesville, Wisconsin. April 26, 1961. p. 12. Retrieved August 14, 2021 – via open access.
  3. ^ "Brodie Curtis Westen". The Mining Journal. Marquette, Michigan. August 14, 2021. Retrieved August 14, 2021.