1921 *Maj. Charles D. Daly, U.S. Military Academy (Chair)

1922 *Maj. Charles D. Daly, U.S. Military Academy

1923 *John W. Heisman, University of Pennsylvania

1924 *John W. Heisman, Rice Institute

1925 *Robert Zuppke, University of Illinois 

1926 *Gilmour Dobie, Cornell University 

1927 *William H. Cowell, University of New Hampshire 

1928 *William W. Roper, Princeton University 

1929 *Hugo Bezdek, Pennsylvania State College 

1930 *W.A. Alexander, Georgia Tech

1931 *John F. Meehan, Manhattan College 

1932 *Dr. Marvin A. Stevens, Yale University 

1933 *D.E. McGugin, Vanderbilt University 

1934 *Dana X. Bible, University of Nebraska 

1935 *B.W. Bierman, University of Minnesota 

1936 *D.O. McLaughry, Brown University 

1937 *Harry Kipke, University of Michigan

1938 *Harry A. Stuhldreher, University of Wisconsin 

1939 *Lou Little, Columbia University 

1940 *A.N. McMillin, Indiana University 

1941 *Fritz Crisler, University of Michigan

1942 *Madison Bell, Southern Methodist University

1943 *Madison Bell, Southern Methodist University

1944 *Ray Morrison, Temple University 

1945 *Ray Morrison, Temple University 

1946 *Richard C. Harlow, Harvard University 

1947 *E.E. Wieman, University of Maine

1948 *Harvey Harman, Rutgers University 

1949 *L.R. Meyer, Texas Christian University

1950 *Lynn O. Waldorf, University of California 

1951 *Lloyd P. Jordan, Harvard University 

1952 *Carl G. Snavely, University of North Carolina 

1953 *Don Faurot, University of Missouri

1954 *George A. Munger, University of Pennsylvania

1955 *Ray Eliot, University of Illinois

1956 *Jess C. Neely, Rice Institute

1957 *George K. James, Cornell University 

1958 *Charles B. Wilkinson, University of Oklahoma 

1959 *Wallace Butts, University of Georgia

1960 *Charles A. Engle, Pennsylvania State University 

1961 *Jack C. Curtice, Stanford University 

1962 *William D. Murray, Duke University 

1963 *Woody Hayes, Ohio State University 

1964 *Len Casanova, University of Oregon 

1965 *Abe Martin, Texas Christian University

1966 *Dan Jessee, Trinity College 

1967 *Ben Schwartzwalder, Syracuse University 

1968 *Murray Warmath, University of Minnesota 

1969 *Paul Dietzel, University of South Carolina 

1970 Frank Broyles, University of Arkansas

1971 *Earle Edwards, North Carolina State University 

1972 *Paul Bryant, University of Alabama 

1973 *John McKay, University of Southern California 

1974 *Bob Blackman, University of Illinois

1975 *Darrell Royal, University of Texas

1976 *Eddie Robinson, Grambling State University 

1977 *Ben Martin, U.S. Air Force Academy 

1978 Carmen Cozza, Yale University 

1979 *Charles McClendon, Louisiana State University 

1980 *Jerry Claiborne, University of Maryland 

1981 Harold "Tubby" Raymond, University of Delaware 

1982 *Jim Ostendarp, Amherst College

1983 *Bo Schembechler, University of Michigan

1984 *Dave Maurer, Wittenberg University 

1985 Vince Dooley, University of Georgia

1986 *Vic Rowen, San Francisco State University

1987 LaVell Edwards, Brigham Young University 

1988 *Joe Restic, Harvard University

1989 *Don James, University of Washington

1990 John Majors, University of Tennessee

1991 Bill Manlove, Widener University 

1992 John Cooper, Ohio State University

1993 Hayden Fry, University of Iowa

1994 *Ron Schipper, Central College

1995 Billy Joe, Florida A&M University

1996 Fisher DeBerry, U.S. Air Force Academy

1997 Don Nehlen, West Virginia University

1998 Roy Kidd, Eastern Kentucky University

1999 Rocky Rees, Shippensburg University

2000 Bob Ford, University at Albany

2001 Joe Taylor, Hampton University

2002 Glen Mason, University of Minnesota

2003 Phil Fulmer, University of Tennessee

2004 Ken Hatfield, Rice University

2005 Scot Dapp, Moravian College

2006 Mel Tjeerdsma, Northwest Missouri State University

2007 Ken Sparks, Carson-Newman College

2008 Tyrone Willingham, University of Washington

2009 Dick Tomey, San Jose State University

2010 Larry Kehres, University of Mount Union

2011 Rob Ash, Montana State University

2012 Tim Murphy, Harvard University

2013 Mack Brown, University of Texas

2014 Mike Welch, Ithaca College

2015 Tommy Tuberville, University of Cincinnati

*- Deceased