Prior to Oregon Tech:
Weatherford played a season at College of the Siskiyous and spent one season at Monterey Peninsula Junior College. Weatherford batted .374 at COS where the catcher recorded 43 RBI on 12 doubles, eight homeruns and two triples. Weatherford helped the Eagles to a runner-up finish in the California Junior College Championships earning First-Team All-State honors along the way. At Monterey Peninsula JC Weatherford finished the season with 22 RBI to go with four homeruns.