American Football Database
American Football Database

Presidents of the American Football Coaches Association are:

List of American Football Coaches Association presidents
Year President School
1921 Daly, Charles DudleyCharles Dudley Daly United States Military Academy
1922 Daly, Charles DudleyCharles Dudley Daly United States Military Academy
1923 Heisman, JohnJohn Heisman University of Pennsylvania
1924 Heisman, JohnJohn Heisman Rice University[A 1]
1925 Zuppke, RobertRobert Zuppke University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign[A 2]
1926 Dobie, GilmourGilmour Dobie Cornell University
1927 Cowell, William H.William H. Cowell University of New Hampshire
1928 Roper, WilliamWilliam Roper Princeton University
1929 Bezdek, HugoHugo Bezdek Pennsylvania State University[A 3]
1930 Alexander, WilliamWilliam Alexander Georgia Institute of Technology
1931 Meehan, John F.John F. Meehan Manhattan College
1932 Stevens, Marvin A.Marvin A. Stevens Yale University
1933 McGugin, DanDan McGugin Vanderbilt University
1934 Bible, Dana X.Dana X. Bible University of Nebraska
1935 Bierman, BernieBernie Bierman University of Minnesota
1936 McLaughry, TussTuss McLaughry Brown University
1937 Kipke, HarryHarry Kipke University of Michigan
1938 Stuhldreher, Harry A.Harry A. Stuhldreher University of Wisconsin–Madison
1939 Little, LouLou Little Columbia University
1940 McMillin, BoBo McMillin Indiana University
1941 Crisler, FritzFritz Crisler University of Michigan
1942 Bell, MattyMatty Bell Southern Methodist University
1943 Bell, MattyMatty Bell Southern Methodist University
1944 Morrison, RayRay Morrison Temple University
1945 Morrison, RayRay Morrison Temple University
1946 Harlow, DickDick Harlow Harvard University
1947 Wieman, EltonElton Wieman University of Maine
1948 Harman, HarveyHarvey Harman Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
1949 Meyer, DutchDutch Meyer Texas Christian University
1950 Waldorf, PappyPappy Waldorf University of California, Berkeley
1951 Jordan, Lloyd P.Lloyd P. Jordan Harvard University
1952 Snavely, Carl G.Carl G. Snavely University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1953 Faurot, DonDon Faurot University of Missouri
1954 Munger, GeorgeGeorge Munger University of Pennsylvania
1955 Eliot, RayRay Eliot University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign[A 2]
1956 Neely, Jess C.Jess C. Neely Rice University[A 1]
1957 James, George K.George K. James Cornell University
1958 Wilkinson, BudBud Wilkinson University of Oklahoma
1959 Butts, WallaceWallace Butts University of Georgia
1960 Engle, RipRip Engle Pennsylvania State University
1961 Curtice, Jack C.Jack C. Curtice Stanford University
1962 Murray, William D.William D. Murray Duke University
1963 Hayes, WoodyWoody Hayes Ohio State University
1964 Casanova, LenLen Casanova University of Oregon
1965 Martin, AbeAbe Martin Texas Christian University
1966 Jessee, DanDan Jessee Trinity College (Connecticut)
1967 Schwartzwalder, BenBen Schwartzwalder Syracuse University
1968 Warmath, MurrayMurray Warmath University of Minnesota
1969 Dietzel, PaulPaul Dietzel University of South Carolina
1970 Broyles, FrankFrank Broyles University of Arkansas
1971 Edwards, EarleEarle Edwards North Carolina State University
1972 Bryant, BearBear Bryant University of Alabama
1973 McKay, JohnJohn McKay University of Southern California
1974 Blackman, BobBob Blackman University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign[A 2]
1975 Royal, DarrellDarrell Royal University of Texas at Austin
1976 Robinson, EddieEddie Robinson Grambling State University
1977 Martin, BenBen Martin United States Air Force Academy
1978 Cozza, CarmenCarmen Cozza Yale University
1979 McClendon, CharlesCharles McClendon Louisiana State University
1980 Claiborne, JerryJerry Claiborne University of Maryland, College Park[A 4]
1981 Raymond, TubbyTubby Raymond University of Delaware
1982 Ostendarp, JimJim Ostendarp Amherst College
1983 Schembechler, BoBo Schembechler University of Michigan
1984 Maurer, DaveDave Maurer Wittenberg University
1985 Dooley, VinceVince Dooley University of Georgia
1986 Rowen, VicVic Rowen San Francisco State University
1987 Edwards, LaVellLaVell Edwards Brigham Young University
1988 Restic, JoeJoe Restic Harvard University
1989 James, DonDon James University of Washington
1990 Majors, JohnnyJohnny Majors University of Tennessee
1991 Manlove, BillBill Manlove Widener University
1992 Cooper, JohnJohn Cooper Ohio State University
1993 Fry, HaydenHayden Fry University of Iowa
1994 Schipper, RonRon Schipper Central College (Iowa)
1995 Joe, BillyBilly Joe Florida A&M University
1996 DeBerry, FisherFisher DeBerry United States Air Force Academy
1997 Nehlen, DonDon Nehlen West Virginia University
1998 Kidd, RoyRoy Kidd Eastern Kentucky University
1999 Rees, RockyRocky Rees Shippensburg University
2000 Ford, BobBob Ford University at Albany, SUNY
2001 Taylor, JoeJoe Taylor Hampton University
2002 Mason, GlenGlen Mason University of Minnesota
2003 Fulmer, PhilPhil Fulmer University of Tennessee
2004 Hatfield, KenKen Hatfield Rice University
2005 Dapp, ScotScot Dapp Moravian College
2006 Tjeerdsma, MelMel Tjeerdsma Northwest Missouri State University
2007 Sparks, KenKen Sparks Carson-Newman College
2008 Willingham, TyroneTyrone Willingham University of Washington
2009 Tomey, DickDick Tomey San Jose State University
2010 Kehres, LarryLarry Kehres Mount Union College
2011 Ash, RobRob Ash Montana State University
2012 Murphy, TimTim Murphy Harvard University
2013 Brown, MackMack Brown University of Texas at Austin

According to AFCA tradition officers move up one office each year until becoming president. In 2013 the other officers are first vice-president Mike Welch of Ithaca College; second vice-president Tommy Tuberville of the University of Cincinnati and third vice-president Todd Berry of the University of Louisiana-Monroe.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rice University was known as Rice Institute (1912–1960).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was known as University of Illinois (1885–1982).
  3. Pennsylvania State University was known as Pennsylvania State College (1874–1953).
  4. University of Maryland, College Park was known as University of Maryland (1920–1980).