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Presidents of the American Football Coaches Association are:

List of American Football Coaches Association presidents
Year President School
1921 Charles Dudley Daly United States Military Academy
1922 Charles Dudley Daly United States Military Academy
1923 John Heisman University of Pennsylvania
1924 John Heisman Rice University[A 1]
1925 Robert Zuppke University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign[A 2]
1926 Gil Dobie Cornell University
1927 Butch Cowell University of New Hampshire
1928 Bill Roper Princeton University
1929 Hugo Bezdek Pennsylvania State University[A 3]
1930 William Alexander Georgia Institute of Technology
1931 Chick Meehan Manhattan College
1932 Mal Stevens Yale University
1933 Dan McGugin Vanderbilt University
1934 Dana X. Bible University of Nebraska
1935 Bernie Bierman University of Minnesota
1936 Tuss McLaughry Brown University
1937 Harry Kipke University of Michigan
1938 Harry Stuhldreher University of Wisconsin–Madison
1939 Lou Little Columbia University
1940 Bo McMillin Indiana University
1941 Fritz Crisler University of Michigan
1942 Matty Bell Southern Methodist University
1943 Matty Bell Southern Methodist University
1944 Ray Morrison Temple University
1945 Ray Morrison Temple University
1946 Dick Harlow Harvard University
1947 Tad Wieman University of Maine
1948 Harvey Harman Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
1949 Dutch Meyer Texas Christian University
1950 Pappy Waldorf University of California, Berkeley
1951 Lloyd Jordan Harvard University
1952 Carl Snavely University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1953 Don Faurot University of Missouri
1954 George Munger University of Pennsylvania
1955 Ray Eliot University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign[A 2]
1956 Jess Neely Rice University[A 1]
1957 George K. James Cornell University
1958 Bud Wilkinson University of Oklahoma
1959 Wally Butts University of Georgia
1960 Rip Engle Pennsylvania State University
1961 Jack Curtice Stanford University
1962 William D. Murray Duke University
1963 Woody Hayes Ohio State University
1964 Len Casanova University of Oregon
1965 Abe Martin Texas Christian University
1966 Dan Jessee Trinity College (Connecticut)
1967 Ben Schwartzwalder Syracuse University
1968 Murray Warmath University of Minnesota
1969 Paul Dietzel University of South Carolina
1970 Frank Broyles University of Arkansas
1971 Earle Edwards North Carolina State University
1972 Bear Bryant University of Alabama
1973 John McKay University of Southern California
1974 Bob Blackman University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign[A 2]
1975 Darrell Royal University of Texas at Austin
1976 Eddie Robinson Grambling State University
1977 Ben Martin United States Air Force Academy
1978 Carmen Cozza Yale University
1979 Charles McClendon Louisiana State University
1980 Jerry Claiborne University of Maryland, College Park[A 4]
1981 Tubby Raymond University of Delaware
1982 Jim Ostendarp Amherst College
1983 Bo Schembechler University of Michigan
1984 Dave Maurer Wittenberg University
1985 Vince Dooley University of Georgia
1986 Vic Rowen San Francisco State University
1987 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young University
1988 Joe Restic Harvard University
1989 Don James University of Washington
1990 Johnny Majors University of Tennessee
1991 Bill Manlove Widener University
1992 John Cooper Ohio State University
1993 Hayden Fry University of Iowa
1994 Ron Schipper Central College (Iowa)
1995 Billy Joe Florida A&M University
1996 Fisher DeBerry United States Air Force Academy
1997 Don Nehlen West Virginia University
1998 Roy Kidd Eastern Kentucky University
1999 Rocky Rees Shippensburg University
2000 Bob Ford University at Albany, SUNY
2001 Joe Taylor Hampton University
2002 Glen Mason University of Minnesota
2003 Phil Fulmer University of Tennessee
2004 Ken Hatfield Rice University
2005 Scot Dapp Moravian College
2006 Mel Tjeerdsma Northwest Missouri State University
2007 Ken Sparks Carson-Newman College
2008 Tyrone Willingham University of Washington
2009 Dick Tomey San Jose State University
2010 Larry Kehres Mount Union College
2011 Rob Ash Montana State University
2012 Tim Murphy Harvard University
2013 Mack Brown University of Texas at Austin
2014 Mike Welch Ithaca College
2015 Tommy Tuberville University of Cincinnati
2016 Lee Owens Ashland University
2017 Rich Rodriguez University of Arizona
2018 Bill Cronin Georgetown College

According to AFCA tradition officers move up one office each year until becoming president.


  1. ^ a b Rice University was known as Rice Institute (1912–1960).
  2. ^ a b c 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).