Eric Duft is entering his eighth season with the Wildcat coaching staff. He came to Weber State with Coach Randy Rahe in 2006. In 2009, Duft was elevated to the position of Associate Head Coach for the Wildcats.
In his role Duft calls the offensive plays during the game. During the 2012-13 season the Wildcats led the nation in field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage in route to a record-setting 30-7 season. Under Duft’s watch Weber State has won three Big Sky titles with four conference MVP awards. David Patten (2007), Kellen McCoy (2009) and Damian Lillard (2010, 2012) were each named the Big Sky Conference MVP. He has helped lead the Wildcats to six postseason tournament appearances, including a trip to the 2007 NCAA Tournament and the Collegeinsider.com Tournament Championship in 2013.
Duft came to Weber State after spending seven seasons as an assistant coach at Hutchinson Junior College in Hutchinson, Kansas. He served two seasons under current Utah State University assistant coach, Tim Duryea, and five seasons under Chad Wintz. The 2003-04 team posted a 29-4 record and were ranked among the top five in the country during the course of the season.
A native of Sterling, Kansas, he graduated from Sterling High in 1991 where he was the class valedictorian. He attended Sterling College where he was a four-year letterman under Coach Jim Woudstra. He graduated in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.
Prior to his coaching stint at Hutchinson JC, Duft spent one season as an assistant coach at Cowley County (Kansas) CC for Coach Mark Nelson in 1998-99. He also served as an assistant coach at Central (Kansas) Community College under Coach Mike Beard from 1995-97 and was then elevated to head coach for the 1997-98 season before going to Cowley CC.
He and his wife, Sherri, are the parents of an four children Jaret, Halle, Easton and Kourt.