Hall of Fame – The Coaches
In honour of Thirty years of University American Football we have been dusting down the history books to uncover the British Student American Football Hall of Fame. Incorporated by the older version of the league, BCAFL and their governance body BSAFA, the Hall of Fame had fifty eight inductees by its last intake in 2007. Under new governance of BUCS it means there is no longer a board or committee who can oversee the game and appoint any new members.
Rather than lose all trace of these records we at Double Coverage are undertaking a project that will firstly shine a light to our Uniball pioneers and then revisit the last 8 years with an eye on a fourth intake. Today we present to you our 5 inductees for enshrinement as Hall of Fame Coaches.
The Hall of Fame consists of individuals who had arguably made the greatest contributions to the development, progress, and success of British university football, on and off the field. Individuals were selected to the Hall of Fame by a nominations committee in recognition of major contributions to British university American football. The panel comprised of Pete Laird (as Chair and HoF member), Paul Sherrat (previous coach of the Year and HoF member), Wayne Hill (GB National coach and HoF member), and Jon Wyse (current BAFCA President and HoF member).
The following inductees (on the next page) were recommended by our panel. Commiserations to our other finalists: Graham Thorpe, Martin Hilton, Russ Hewitt, Stephen Jones, and Matt Dyke.