ASEP Content Expert Named President of AFCA for 2011

Author: Courtesy of AFCA


Montana State University head football coach Rob Ash, content expert on the American Sport Education Program’s (ASEP) Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills textbook and online course, has been elected president of the American Football Coaches Association for 2011. The announcement was made during the recently completed AFCA Convention in Dallas.

Ash, who moves up from first vice-president of the Association, succeeds outgoing president Larry Kehres of the University of Mount Union.

“This is a tremendous honor to be named president of the American Football Coaches Association” Ash said. “I started out serving on the Meeting Room Committee and have been involved with the association for a long time. I have watched all those great coaches sit on the dais and have put those men on a pedestal, and to be able to climb this ladder really means a lot to me. I hope that I can be of some valuable service to the AFCA. I came up through the ranks as a Division III player and Division III head coach to the FCS level, so I have experiences at all different levels of football and have empathy for every coach in this association.”

One of the most successful coaches in college football, Ash has built winning programs at all three stops he has made during his 37-year career as head coach. His overall mark sits at 205-116-5 at Juniata, Drake and Montana State. Ash still holds the career wins record at Drake and Juniata.

He completed his fourth season as the head coach at Montana State, leading the Bobcats to a 9-3 record, a share of the Big Sky Conference title and a berth in the FCS playoffs in 2010. For his efforts, Ash was named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year. He has a 30-7 overall record at Montana State, making him one of the winningest coaches in Bobcat history after just four seasons.

ASEP and Human Kinetics congratulate Coach Ash on this prestigious honor.

For more information, visit the AFCA web site.