USA Football board member and American Football Coaches Association executive director Grant Teaff is the winner of the 2013 Football Bowl Association Champions Award.
Presentation of the award will take place during an on-field ceremony at this year’s BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame on Jan. 7 in Miami.
“I am an advocate of the bowl system for college football and have been since the beginning of my coaching career,” Teaff said. “The bowl system has a value it brings to the student-athlete experience, and it benefits the coaches, universities and supporters of numerous college campuses around the country each year.”
Teaff is in his 20th year as the AFCA executive director. Before that, he coached for 33 years on the high school and college level, including from 1972-92 as the head coach at Baylor University.
Teaff led the Bears to 128 victories, leaving the post as the winningest and longest-tenured coach in school history, marks that still stand. He led Baylor to two Southwest Conference championships, including a perfect 8-0 mark in conference play in 1980. He also coached at Angelo State and McMurry University.
“Grant Teaff has been an asset to every level of football for more than 50 years,” FBA chair Steve Hogan said. “We want to recognize him for his unconditional service and dedication to college football, student-athletes, coaches and the over 100-year tradition of contesting bowl games.”
Teaff was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. As the executive director of the AFCA, he oversees a membership of more than 11,000 coaches and stakeholders.