Recently retired head coach of Lenape Valley (N.J.) High School, Don Smolyn, won the 2020 AFCA/AFCF Power of Influence Award, and with good reason. On top of amassing 348 career wins, he used his position to benefit scores of people in his community.
For Minnetonka (Minn.) High School head coach Dave Nelson, coaching runs in the family, and so does doing everything possible to make a positive impact on your community and your school. It’s the reason he won the 2019 AFCA®/AFCF® Power Of Influence Award.
Greenwood High School Head Coach Rick Jones has been named the recipient of the 2018 Power of Influence Award, presented by TeamSnap.
As Jenks (Okla.) High School head coach Allan Trimble battles a deadly disease, he finds new perspective on the meaning of life and the influence coaches can wield.
The wisdom that Tony DeMatteo has gained through decades of experience has helped him to identify what is truly valuable in life.
Sam Harrell’s willingness to risk it all — for his family, his career and himself — is why his influence extends far beyond the game of football.
After 40 years as a teacher and football coach, Ott Hurrle has impacted the lives of thousands with the power of his influence.
Individuals like Ott Hurrle, who evolve into people of great influence, are usually found to be an amalgamation of their family and community.
Andy Lowry guided Columbine (CO) HS into an era of on-field success that restored school pride and helped rebuild a community following a national tragedy.
Columbine High School head coach Andy Lowry faced a very difficult decision during his 2007 playoff run: Lash out or set an example for his team.
With his career on a roll and determined to help others, Bob Burt’s world changed forever when his 19-year-old daughter Erin died unexpectedly.
AFCF Power Of Influence Award winner Bob Burt learned coaching and life lessons from legendary mentors, which helped guide him through personal tragedy.
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