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Grant Teaff


Grant Garland Teaff

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Hermleigh, TX


Baylor University (1972-1992)

Angelo State University (1969-1971)

McMurry University (1960-1965)


Grant Teaff played football in the 1950's at Snyder, Texas High School, San Angelo Junior College, and McMurry College. He was a center and was team captain at all three levels-high school, junior college, senior college. In later life he was a famous speaker, and he often said "I fell in love with football. At age 14, I said my life goal was to be a football coach." Grant Teaff had this record: 1956 assistant coach Lubbock Texas High School, 1957-59 assistant McMurry College, 1960-65 head coach McMurry, 1966-1968 assistant Texas Tech, 1969-71 head coach Angelo State, 1972-92 head coach Baylor. He was 23-35-2 in six years at McMurry, 19-11 in 3 years at Angelo State, 128-105-6 in 21 years at Baylor. His total for 30 years: 170-151-8. The Baylor job earned him national recognition. When he arrived, the Bears were considering dropping out of division I football. In five years they had won only seven games while losing 43. Teaff persuaded them to keep trying. His team won two Southwest Conference titles and were in eight bowl games. He was named the conference Coach of the Year six times and in 1974 was national coach of the year. He was chosen 12 times to coach in post -season all-star games- the East-West Shrine Game, Blue Gray Game, Hula Bowl, and Japan Bowl. Teaff served one year as Baylor director of athletics. In 1993, he joined the American Football Coaches Association as executive director. In this job he continued his impact on the game of football and the way it is coached and administered.


Wins 170

Losses 151

Ties 8

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