Pittman elected to AFCA Board of Trustees
WACO, Texas — Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown and Louisiana head coach Billy Napier have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Pittman, Brown and Napier were elected by members attending the virtual 2021 AFCA Convention today. Pittman will be the SEC representative, Brown will represent the Big 12 and Napier is the Sun Belt representative.
Pittman, Brown and Napier will join a group of distinguished head coaches who guide the organization. The Board formulates policy and provides direction for the AFCA, which was founded in 1922 by Amos Alonzo Stagg, John Heisman and others. Returning members of the AFCA Board of Trustees include incoming president Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern University, first vice-president Craig Bohl of the University of Wyoming, second vice-president Todd Knight of Ouachita Baptist University and third vice-president David Cutcliffe of Duke University.
Also serving on the Board in 2021 are: Jeff McMartin, Central College (Iowa); Bronco Mendenhall, University of Virginia; Danny Rocco, University of Delaware; Paul Winters, Wayne State University (Mich.); Ken Niumatalolo, U.S. Naval Academy; David Shaw, Stanford University; Jim Catanzaro, Lake Forest College; Steve Ryan, Morningside College; Bobby Hauck, University of Montana; Lance Leipold, University at Buffalo; Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech University; Bobby Kennedy, Stanford University, ex officio member and chairman of the Assistant Coaches Committee; Van Malone, Kansas State University, ex officio member and chairman of the Minority Issues Committee; Michael Christensen, Lakewood (Calif.) High School, ex officio member and chairman of the High School Committee; and Mark McElroy, Saddleback College, ex officio member and Junior College representative. AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry serves as secretary-treasurer of the organization.