In Brief : Yeoman to Retire, Paper Reports

From Times staff and wire service reports

Former University of Houston football coach Bill Yeoman, who coached the Cougars to national prominence during his 25 years as coach, is expected to retire soon from his university fund-raising position, the Houston Chronicle reported today.

Yeoman has served in the fund-raising post since he retired from football coaching in 1986.

Yeoman, 61, retired with one of college football’s winningest records at 160-108-8. The record was remarkable in that in his last five seasons, UH teams won only 22 of 56 games.

The West Point graduate and former player invented the Veer offense, a dominant college offense in the 1970s and early ‘80s. The Veer still is used widely in high school football.


In 25 years, Yeoman’s teams went to 12 bowl games, including three Cotton Bowls in UH’s first four years in the Southwest Conference in the late 1970s. His 1984 team returned to the Cotton Bowl.