Official AFCA Announcement (Includes Regional Winners in All Five Divisions)
WACO, TX – Johns Hopkins head coach Jim Margraff added another honor to his growing list of achievements from the Blue Jays' record-breaking 2018 season as he has been named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Region 2 Coach of the Year it was announced today. This is the fourth time Margraff has been named the AFCA Regional Coach of the Year (2011, 2014, 2016, 2018).
The AFCA recognizes five regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the Association's five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Football Championship Subdivision, (FCS) Division II, Division III and NAIA. The winners are selected by active members of the association who vote for coaches in their respective regions and divisions.
The AFCA will announce the 2018 National Coaches of the Year winners in FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III and NAIA at the AFCA Awards Program on Tuesday, January 8. The Regional winners in each division are finalists for National Coach of the Year.
2018 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year Winners - Division III
Region 1: Jason Mangone, The College at Brockport
Region 2: Jim Margraff, Johns Hopkins University
Region 3: Pete Fredenburg, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Region 4: Larry Kindbom, Washington University in St. Louis
Region 5: Kevin Bullis, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Margraff guided the Blue Jays to a 12-2 record, a 10th straight Centennial Conference title and an eighth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Playoffs. Johns Hopkins advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for the first time in school history and the 12 wins the Blue Jays amassed this season are a school record.
Margraff ended the 2018 season with a 29-year record of 221-89-3 (.711) since taking over at Johns Hopkins in 1990. He is the winningest coach in Johns Hopkins and Centennial Conference history and his 221 wins are also the most of any college football coach in Maryland state history. Among active Division III head coaches, he ranks third in career wins.
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