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Two FCS coaches are Members of AFCA Board
Two FCS head football coaches are members of AFCA Board this year.
Willingham to lead national coaches organization
Seattle Times staff
Washington’s Tyrone Willingham was named president of the American Football Coaches Association today at the organization’s convention in Anaheim, Calif.
“Football is man’s greatest game, and if there is any capacity that we can serve or do something for this game, then it is a tremendous honor for that person to say that he did something to help and promote the game of football,” Willingham said. “The reason I am president of the AFCA is because of other people, so my focus will be to help the game of football and help our membership enjoy the game of football better. Whether that means have a voice or carry their wishes in a certain agenda, it should be one year of service to help them have a better life at the game of football.”
The AFCA, founded in 1922 by Amos Alonzo Stagg, John Heisman and others, has more than 10,000 members from all levels of the profession. According to its constitution, the AFCA was formed, in part, to “maintain the highest possible standards in football and the coaching profession,” and to “provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football and coaching.”
In addition to Willingham, 2008 AFCA officers include first vice-president Dick Tomey of San Jose State; second vice-president Larry Kehres of Mount Union College and third vice-president Rob Ash of Montana State.
Also serving on the Board in 2008: Mike Bellotti, Oregon; Tim Murphy, Harvard; Joe Glenn, Wyoming; Tommy Tuberville, Auburn; Rich Rodriguez, Michigan; Mike Welch, Ithaca College; Jim Tressel, Ohio State; Mack Brown, of Texas; Lee Owens, Ashland; Jim Grobe, Wake Forest; Bill Cronin, Georgetown College (Ky.); and Rob Ianello, Notre Dame, ex officio member and chairman of the Assistant Coaches Committee.