Eddie Weichers Interview
Eddie Weichers began his storied coaching career at the Air Force Academy in 1976 after spending two years as an assistant boxing coach at his alma mater, West Chester University in Philadelphia, Pa. His legendary career has produced 316 NCBA All-American boxers and 111 individual national champions.
During the first year of intercollegiate competition in 1980, the Falcons became the first team in Academy history to garner a national collegiate championship. Since that first year, his teams have added 18 additional National Championships and finished runner-up 11 times. From 1980-2007, his teams never finished lower than second in the nation -- an astounding accomplishment!
His boxing career, as both a competitor and coach, spans the collegiate, national, international and professional levels.
As a collegian, he won the 190-pound championship for West Chester University in 1973.
Weichers has conducted coaching seminars in Australia, Guatemala, Central America, New Zealand, Jamaica, Tahiti and Granada. While working as a boxing clinician for the Olympic Solidarity Boxing Program, he was selected to coach the Australian Olympic Boxing team, which competed in the 1984 games in Los Angeles. He also served as trainer and coach for Australia's professional world champions, Jeff Fenech and Jeff Harding.
Weichers is quick to admit that his first love has always been collegiate boxing. He has served as president and vice-president of the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA).
Originally from New Orleans, La., Weichers has a bachelor's of science degree in health and physical education from West Chester and a master's in arts and sports sciences from the University of Denver. He is currently an associate professor in the Physical Education department at the Academy. He is married to the former Sheri L. Bunce of Colorado Springs.