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Phone: 716-645-6288. Facebook. Twitter. Google+. UB football coach Dick Offenhamer with player Dom Piestrak during the 1963 season. Source. State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives. Publisher. State University of New York at Buffalo. Date. 1963. Rights. Football. By 1897, UB Football was a perfect 7-0 against collegiate foe. Although the entire UB athletics program was cancelled in 1904 due to a lack of financial support, personnel and leadership, it was reinstated in 1915. All intercollegiate athletics were suspended for the duration of World War II.
Dick Offenhammer is a former head coach of the Buffalo college football program from 1955-1965.  Head coaching record. Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Dick Offenhammer's entry at College Football Data Warehouse; Buffalo Bulls head football coaches;. Dick Offenhamer. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Richard W. Offenhamer was an American football and baseball player and later a successful coach. He starred in football as a halfback and in baseball as a catcher at both Bennett High School (Buffalo, New York) and at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.1934–1935: Colgate. History of the Buffalo Bulls vs Army Black Knights. he said. Army was still considered a football power and UB, at the time, was akin to an FCS team that was replacing a lot of key components to their recent success. The vision of UB chancellor Clifford Furnas, which started with the hiring of Offenhammer, had garnered UB a lot of respect but even good programs occasionally hit a rebuilding season.
George Kirschenbauer and Jim Connors were Army’s leading rushers. Kirschenbauer picked up 59 yards in 8 carries and Connors made 50 in 8. Sommer led UB with 10 yards in one rush. Coach Dick Offenhamer’s athletes had more than 5,000 Buffalo enthusiasts in a . UB was coming off of back to back 8-1 seasons, a Lambert cup, and a Bowl invitation but they were still considered a small school, one that was rebuilding. During the off season UB Coach Dick Offenhammer and Army coach Dale Hall had talked about an off season scrimmage between the two teams. In 1999 UB joined the Mid-American Conference in Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) football. They retained their head coach from their I-AA seasons, Craig Cirbus. After a few years of dismal results, the team hired Jim Hofher, a former head coach at Division I-AA Cornell University to be the head coach.
University at Buffalo Football Coach. As varsity football at the University at Buffalo thrives in the modern era, the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame tonight honors the man who presided over the first golden era of UB football nearly 40 years ago. Dick Offenhamer brought a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the University at.