Peter Weiden joined the University of Minnesota football staff as director of operations in January 2017.
Weiden helps oversee the day-to-day operation of the department, coordinates all game-related travel, is a liaison with athletic administration and works closely with Coach Fleck and the staff on all football-related matters.
Weiden came to Minnesota after spending four seasons at Arkansas as the assistant director of football operations. While at Arkansas, his duties included coordinating advance team travel, student-athlete housing on and off campus, the senior banquet, community outreach, training table meals and representing the football program on the athletic department diversity committee.
Weiden was also the Director of Arkansas Football Summer Camps, where he had oversight of the camp budget and organized all aspects of the camps.
Prior to Arkansas, Weiden spent three years on the Wisconsin football staff, including two seasons as the assistant director of football operations. His responsibilities included advance team travel, coordinating community service appearances with players, organizing the senior banquet and running summer football.
Weiden also spent time working with the Baltimore Ravens in multiple capacities, including an operations internship during the 2007 season.
Originally from Madison, Wis., Weiden received his master’s in sports administration from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and bachelor’s degree in sports management from St. Cloud State University.
WEIDEN AT A GLANCE
2017-present: Minnesota - Director of Football Operations
2013-2017: Arkansas - Assistant Director of Football Operations
2011-2013: Wisconsin - Assistant Director for Football Operations
2010-2011: Wisconsin - Operations/Recruiting Coordinator
2007-2008: Baltimore Ravens - Scouting/Operations Intern
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
High School: Madison West High School
Alma Mater: St. Cloud State, 2007 (sports management); University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2010 (sports administration)
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