Livingstone coach selected to the AFCA Division II Coaches’ All-America Team Selection Committee
Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 26, 2015
SALISBURY — Daryl Williams, head football coach of Livingstone College, was selected to the AFCA Division II Coaches’ All-America Team Selection Committee. This would be a three-year appointment where in the first two years, he would assist the district chairman with selecting the Top 10 All-America candidates in his district, regardless of position, and help the chairman with gathering qualified nominees from the schools in the district.
“I am very delighted to serve on this great committee,” Williams said. “Not only will this benefit the college, but also for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities outstanding student-athletes that are overlooked.”
In the final year, Williams would be chairman of the district and be required to solicit All-America nominations from the schools in his district and participate in a conference call after the regular season is over to help select the AFCA All-America Team.
Since 1945, the American Football Coaches Association has selected an All-America team. What makes this team special is that it is the only one selected exclusively by the men who know the most about the players — the coaches themselves.
All five AFCA divisions have an All-America Selection Committee consisting of a committee chairman, a district representative head coach from each of the AFCA districts in each division and two committeemen in each district who are also head coaches
The AFCA currently selects an All-America team in five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and NAIA. Only one 25-player team is chosen in each division. There are no second or third teams or honorable mention awards.