University of Michigan Football Coaches

Gary 0. Moeller

1990 - 1994

Gary Moeller

Taking over for the legendary Bo Schembechler in 1990, Moeller guided the Wolverines to four bowl victories in his five years, including a 1993 Rose Bowl triumph over Pac-10 champion Washington. Moeller's list of accolades include directing teams to three Big Ten championships, two outright Big Ten titles, five bowl appearances ('91 Gator, '92 and '93 Rose, '94 Hall of Fame, and '94 Holiday), and five straight finishes in the nation's top 20.

Moeller's Wolverines set a Big Ten record by winning 19 consecutive conference games between 1990-1992. By winning the Big Ten title in his first season as head coach, he joined, Bennie Oosterbaan and Fielding Yost as the only coaches to accomplish this feat in school history.

After graduating from Ohio State in 1963, Moeller began his coaching career a Bellefontaine High School in Ohio. He joined Schembechler's staff at Miami (Ohio) for the 1967 and 1968 seasons and made the move to Michigan with Bo in 1969. Moeller served as the defensive ends coach until being promoted to defensive coordinator in 1973. His Wolverine defensive units of 1974 and 1976 led the nation in scoring defense.

In 1976 Moeller took over as head coach at the University of Illinois, a position he would hold for three years before returning to Ann Arbor in 1980 as the Wolverines quarterback coach. Moeller resumed duties as defensive coordinator from 1982-87. As his units did twice in the mid-1970s, the 1985 Michigan "D"the nation in scoring defense. Before being named Michigan's head coach in 1990, Moeller served as the team's offensive coordinator for three seasons (1987-89).