Power Five conferences pass legislation giving team physicians and athletic trainers “unchallengeable autonomous authority” to make return-to-play decisions following concussions and other injuries.
The AFCA Coaches’ Trophy, presented by Amway, has had an enormous impact on college football, the fans, the players, and especially the coaches who love the game.
The AFCA and the NCAA have partnered to create a prestigious program that identifies and trains premier, future leaders in the football coaching profession. The AFCA/NCAA 30 Under 30 Coaches Leadership Institute will take place on Sunday, January 10, at the 2016 AFCA Convention in San Antonio.
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) says that four new college football teams will take the field for the first time this season, increasing the number of schools among all NCAA divisions, the NAIA and independents offering football to 773, an all-time high.
In all, the AFCA Coaches’ Trophy, presented by Amway, will be making a tour of 10 marquee college football games during the 2015 season.
Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced an all-time high 197 nominees for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, the most esteemed off the field honor in college football.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association will host a national press conference and unveil protocols and a high school program to keep athletes safe – from youth to professional levels of play.
The Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) is a professional, educational organization for strength and conditioning coaches of collegiate and professional-level athletic teams. Learn more about the organization and its upcoming convention.
University of Cincinnati Head Coach Tommy Tuberville will lead the American Football Coaches Association in 2015 as president of the organization.
The American Football Coaches Association capped its 2015 convention by presenting its top coaching award – AFCA Coach of the Year – to five outstanding coaches. TCU’s Gary Patterson, New Hampshire’s Sean McDonnell, Colorado State-Pueblo’s John Wristen, Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Lance Leipold and Marian’s Mark Henninger all earned AFCA National Coach Of The Year honors.
The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, Mariota led the nation in passing efficiency (186.3) and “points responsible for” with 318 on the season. Wright led the nation in tackles for loss (28), was third in sacks (14) and fifth in total tackles (153).
Stephens recently completed his seventh season as head coach at EMCC by guiding the Lions to a 12-0 record and a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship in 2014.