2019 marks the 3rd consecutive season for the AFCA Patch to be worn by Coaches at all levels during opening weekend of football. More than 850 high school, junior college and four-year college football coaching staffs wore the College Football 150th and American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) patches on their shirts to promote the association and the 150th Anniversary of college football. The AFCA patch was worn during week 1 games from August 24 through September 2.
“I wanted to thank all those that participated in honoring our profession and the 150th Anniversary of college football by wearing the cobranded AFCA/150th patch in their opening games” says AFCA Executive Director, Todd Berry. “This year, 852 schools signed up to participate.”
Some of the early leaders of the AFCA were college football royalty, such as John Heisman and Amos Alonzo Stagg. Major Charles Daly, head coach at Army, organized the first meeting of college football coaches on December 27, 1921, which eventually led to the organization of the AFCA the following year. Daly served as the association’s first president. Virtually all of the great coaches in college football have actively participated in the AFCA. Past presidents include such respected coaches as Alabama’s Bear Bryant, Texas’ Darrell Royal, Yale’s Carmen Cozza, Grambling State’s Eddie Robinson and Michigan’s Bo Schembechler. The 2018 AFCA president is Bill Cronin, head coach at Georgetown (Ky.) College, who is the association’s first-ever president from an NAIA school.
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The AFCA will coordinate a multi-platform social media campaign throughout opening weekend using the hashtag #AFCAPatch. You can help the association by using the hashtag and tagging and following us (@WeAreAFCA) on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For more information on the AFCA and its promotional patch weekend, visit www.afca.com.