Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Pittman appointed to board for AFCA
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman is shown during a game against Missouri on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Columbia, Mo.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas coach Sam Pittman will represent the SEC on the board of trustees for the American Football Coaches Association.
Pittman was elected to the board Tuesday along with West Virginia coach Neal Brown and Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier. The 22-member board includes 17 active head coaches from multiple NCAA divisions.
Each conference in the Football Bowl Subdivision has a representative on the board. Florida coach Dan Mullen previously represented the SEC.
The AFCA board of trustees formulates policy and provides direction for the AFCA, according to a press release. The organization was founded in 1922 and has more than 11,000 members.
Active Coaches, AFCA Board of Trustees, 2021
Sam Pittman, Arkansas
Lance Leipold, Buffalo
Jeff McMartin, Central (Iowa) College
Danny Rocco, Delaware
David Cutcliffe, Duke
Jim Catanzaro, Lake Forest (Ill.) College
Billy Napier, Louisiana-Lafayette
Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech
Bobby Hauck, Montana
Steve Ryan, Morningside (Iowa) College
Ken Niumatalolo, Navy
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Todd Knight, Ouachita Baptist
David Shaw, Stanford
Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia
Paul Winters, Wayne (Mich.) State
Neal Brown, West Virginia
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