Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber (born October 19, 1956)

Teams coached: Southern Illinois Salukis, Illinois Fighting Illini, Kansas State Wildcats
Southern Illinois record: 103-54 (.656)
Illinois record: 210-101 (.675)
Kansas State record: 184-147 (.556)
Overall record: 497-302 (.622)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-2022 Kansas State
2003-2012 Illinois
1998-2003 Southern Illinois
1980-1998 Purdue (asst)
1979-1980 Western Kentucky (asst)

Bruce Weber Facts

  • Bruce Brett Weber
  • Born October 19, 1956
  • Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: UW-Milwaukee (B.Ed., 1978) / Western Kentucky University (M.Ed., 1981)
  • Spent eighteen seasons as an assistant at Purdue (and one more at WKU) to legendary head coach Gene Keady
  • Hired as the head coach at SIU in 1998, eventually leading the Salukis to the Sweet Sixteen in 2002
  • Left for Illinois in 2003, serving as the Illini head coach for nine seasons
    • The 2004-05 team finished as NCAA National Runner-up with an overall record of 37-2 and almost completed an undefeated regular season, losing at Ohio State by one in their final game
    • Went 210-101 during his tenure in Champaign, appearing in six NCAA Tournaments and one NIT
    • Fired from Illinois in 2012 after going 17-15, only the second season with less than 20 wins under Weber
  • Became the head coach at Kansas State in March 2012, holding that position for ten seasons
    • Led the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first two seasons and five times in total
    • Shared two Big 12 regular season titles during his tenure, the first two for the program since the start of the Big 12
    • Resigned in March 2022 following three-straight losing seasons; went 184-147 overall
  • Along with his wife, Megan, has three daughters

Bruce Weber Coaching Tree