ACCFCA Coach of the Year Award
About the ACCFCA: Community college football coaches are among the very best in the profession. In recent years, there have been two organizations, the California Community College Football Coaches Association and the National Junior College Football Coaches Association. Each organization has had its own coach of the year.
In 2000, the AFCA invited the organizations to meet at the AFCA Convention. Three national goals were set; to form a national community college football coaches association, to study the possibility of a national championship game between the two organizations and to elect, yearly, a national coach of the year and to have that coach recognized by the AFCA.
Their initial goal, to create an umbrella coaches association, has been accomplished. In 2002, the American Community College Football Coaches Association selected its first national coach of the year, Michael White of Reedley College. Past winners of the ACCFCA Coach of the Year are: Troy Morrell, Butler Community College, 2003; Tim Hatten, Pearl River Community College, 2004; Don Dillon, American River College, 2005; John Featherstone, El Camino College, 2006; Jeff Chudy, Bakersfield College, 2007; Jeff Jordan, Butte College, 2008; Brad Franchione, Blinn College, 2009; Bob Jastrab, Mt. San Antonio College, 2010; Scott Strohmeier, Iowa Western Community College, 2012; Bert Williams, Georgia Military College, 2013; Buddy Stephens, East Mississippi Community College, 2011 and 2014 and Mark McElroy, Saddleback College, 2015.
The ACCFCA Coach of the Year Voting Process: One round of voting is conducted for the ACCFCA Coach of the Year. Coaches have to be a member of either the California Community College Football Coaches Association or the National Junior College Football Coaches Association as well as the ACCFCA and the AFCA as a prerequisite to vote for and win ACCFCA Coach of the Year honors.