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


The 2019 Power of Influence Winner
Dave Nelson, Minnetonka (Minn.) High School

To view the 2019 Power of Influence Nominee List

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2018 American Football Coaches Foundation
CEO Coach of the Year Dinner

Monday, April 23, 2018
Georgia Aquarium

Honoree Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO of Southern Company

View photos from the event HERE

2018 AFCF College Challenge Golf Outing
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Stonebriar Country Club- Frisco, Texas

Event Information HERE

View the 2017 AFCF College Challenge Golf Outing Photos HERE




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