The Foundation

The Foundation was established by the AFCA in 1998 to fund its education mission. Contributions generated by The Foundation will ensure that the coaching community will continue to have the finest possible professional development and educational tools now and in the future. These tools will be accessible and affordable to coaches from high schools, colleges, and universities - small and large, rich and poor, big city or small town, and everything in-between.

To Learn more about our organization and it's mission, CLICK HERE to view our Case Statement


2016 American Football Coaches Foundation
CEO Coach of the Year Dinner

Monday, November 28, 2016
Waldorf Astoria New York

Honoree David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO,


2016 Texas Power of Influence Golf Outing
Monday, April 18, 2015
TPC Craig Ranch - McKinney, Texas

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2016 D.C. Area Power of Influence Golf Outing
Monday, May 23, 2016
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm - Potomac, Maryland

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 2016 Randy Walker Power of Influence Golf Outing
 Monday, June 20, 2016
 The Ivanhoe Club - Ivanhoe, Illinois

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 Hosted By

The 2016 Power of Influence Winner
Tony DeMatteo, Somers (N.Y.) High School

To view the 2016 Power of Influence Nominee List

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Randy Walker Memorial Fund Check Presentation

Lasting Gift to The Walker Memorial Fund - See the presentation of golf outing funds made to the memorial.



2016 AFCF GOLF Promo from Layne Pittman on Vimeo.


The Plaza of Influence is a special place where football coaches can be honored by those whose lives they have inspired. Coaches range from the obscure to the nationally known. The common bond is their profound influence on lives touched and changed.
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Plaza of Influence Video 

“Coach George Smith is not only an influence on young people, but the influence is multiplied many times in the beliefs of the young people he helped mold into amazing human beings. George is an outstanding coach, but more importantly, he is an outstanding gentleman.” —Tina Jones, Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School