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Grant Teaff stepping down as AFCA executive director

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Grant Teaff is a College Football Hall of Fame coach that won 170 games at McMurry, Angelo State and Baylor. In two full decades as Baylor's head coach he guided the Bears to 128 wins, eight bowl games, six top-20 finishes and the 1980 Southwest Conference championship. But when it's all said and done, Teaff, a 36-year coaching veteran, spent the largest chunk of his career as the executive director of the American Football Coaches Association.

It's a post he's held since 1994 and, as announced by the AFCA on Wednesday, his 20-plus year run will come to an end a year from now. Teaff, 81, will step down as the organization's top executive in February 2016.

“I have been truly blessed to serve our great game and the coaching profession as executive director of the American Football Coaches Association,” Teaff said in a statement. “In January 1994, when I presented the AFCA Board of Trustees with 20 major goals, they gave me carte blanche to reach those goals. In so doing, I began to put together a championship-like staff that would implement these goals.

“My passion for providing our membership with unprecedented educational opportunities, as well as their personal development has been extremely rewarding."

A search committee consisting of AFCA Board of Trustee members and past presidents, headed by current president and Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville, is ongoing. Current or former college head coaches interested in the job are encouraged to email searchcommittee@afca.com