His footballing career started way in Teuchern. Prior to 1958, the GDR left, he played another year of progress Weissenfels. In Germany he played for SpVgg Neckarsulm and later for the VfR Heilbronn before the trained tax consultants embarking on a job in the industry and from the coaches career. Between 1958 and 1967 he served as player-manager of VfR Heilbronn and Neckarsulm. With the SpVgg Neckarsulm he won the 1964 Association of the Württemberg Cup Football Association.
At the Sports University in Cologne, where, the B- and then acquired the A license, he met Otto Knefler know from Halle, with whom he went to Kaiserslautern.
In the Bundesliga, he coached in the 1970s and 1980s, Fortuna Dusseldorf, 1.FC Kaiserslautern and Eintracht Frankfurt. With the 1 FC Kaiserslautern in 1972 he reached the cup final and in the 1972/73 season the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, with the harmony he was in 1974 and 1975 DFB Cup winner. In 1976 he succeeded with Eintracht Frankfurt of the catchment in the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup against West Ham United. After a 2-1 home win, they lost 1:3 in London, with a Frankfurt instead of into the empty goal hit the post just before the end. In his time as coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf, which lasted from 1976 to 1978, he came with his team again in 1978 in front of a national cup final.
He then worked as a youth coach for the DFB 1978-1983 and has experienced its greatest success here. So he became European Champion with the German U18 national team in Germany in 1981. With the same team he joined in the same year in Australia at the U20 World Cup and also took this item. These successes could not repeat other U18 ( U19 ) national team until 2004.
In the summer of 1983, he returned first to FCK and from October 1983 to 1986, he worked again as coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, before he went to North Africa in 1987. Here he won in 1989 with the Cairo club Al -Ahly, the Egyptian league and cup double. 1988 defeated Al -Ahly in the Asia Cup (similar to the World Cup between the Champions League champions of Europe and South America) in the final of the Japanese master Yomiuri. In 1990, he also coached volunteer the Egyptian national team. Later he was responsible for the Liechtenstein national football team.
Dietrich Weise was the first coach of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The national team, he oversaw 17 times and led in 1994 to the first qualifying match of the Liechtenstein Football history.
Dietrich Weise lives in the Hessian Karben.