John D. Waldorf
Biographical details
Born(1909-07-29)July 29, 1909
Syracuse, New York
DiedAugust 12, 1982(1982-08-12) (aged 73)
Marshall, Missouri
Playing career
Position(s)Fullback, quarterback
Head coaching record

John David Waldorf (July 29, 1909 – August 12, 1982) was an American football player and coach and, later, a long-time college football and college basketball referee. He played college football at the University of Missouri, where he was a two-time All Big 6 selection.[1]

He served as the head football coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1930 to 1932.[2]

After retiring from coaching, he became a respected game official in the Big 8 Conference.[3]

Waldorf was the brother of college football coaches Pappy Waldorf, Bob Waldorf, and Paul D. Waldorf, as well as the son of Methodist Episcopal Church bishop Ernest Lynn Waldorf.[4]


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