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Reisert Named AFCA 35 Under 35 Honoree

Fall/ Winter 2020

Reisert Named AFCA 35 Under 35 Honoree

Tiffin University Head Football Coach Cris Reisert has been named an AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) 35 Under 35 honoree.


The AFCA 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute is a prestigious program aimed at identifying and developing premier, future leaders in the football coaching profession. Selected participants are invited to attend the one-day institute that features a curriculum of interactive lectures focused on topics specifically tailored to emphasize leadership in the coaching profession, ethics, influential responsibilities, career progression and family balance. Due to the 2021 convention being moved to the AFCA Digital Library, the 2021 AFCA 35 Under 35 representatives will get to participate in the program at the 2022 AFCA Convention. This year’s class was chosen from a field of over 150 high-quality applicants. 

Members of the AFCA 2021 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute receive a stipend to assist with expenses incurred while attending the AFCA Convention. They will be published in the bi-monthly “AFCA Magazine,” “AFCA Insider” weekly email blast or have their articles and videos added to the AFCA Educational Library. Additionally, participants will be placed on the AFCA Foundation Committee and become a part of a prestigious network of rising coaches in the profession, along with many other great benefits.

Reisert enjoyed the best first season as a head coach in program history in 2019. With a 9-2 record, the Dragons made their first NCAA Championships appearance after winning the GMAC Championship with a perfect 7-0 record. They finished the year ranked 23rd in the country, posting back-to-back nine-win seasons for just the second time in program history (2006, 07).