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Dr. Don Veller Bio

  Dr. Don Veller
Dr. Don Veller

Hall of Fame Class:
1984 (Coaches and Administration)

Don Veller was a decorated halfback at Indiana University where he was Hoosier MVP as a senior. After leaving IU, he coached at Hanover College and as an assistant to Indiana. He came to Florida State as head football coach in 1948 and in five seasons his teams went 31-12-1. He gave Florida State its first football victory, its first winning season and one of three undefeated seasons in FSU history. In his first three seasons in Tallahassee, his squads won 24 of 26 games and he made FSU a small college Southern grid power. Veller later became Seminole golf coach, serving in that post on three different occasions and amassing a 78-23 dual meet record, a winning percentage of .772. FSU’s golf course is named after this legendary figure.

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