|Born||July 26, 1947|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1971–1973||Giles HS (VA)|
|1974–1975||Alabama (GA / JV OB)|
|1976–1979||East Carolina (OC)|
|Head coaching record|
16–12–2 (high school)
Al Kincaid (born July 26, 1947) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Wyoming from 1981 to 1985 and at Arkansas State University from 1990 to 1991, compiling a career college football record of 33–46–1.
Kincaid is a native of Alabama and was the star quarterback at Virginia Tech. He was the starter for the 1967 and 1968 seasons, and in 1968, he took the team to a 7-4 record, including a Liberty Bowl appearance against Mississippi. However, he lost the starting job in the second game of the 1969 season, after playing well in the season opener against Alabama. His career record was 122 completions in 261 attempts for 1,202 yards and five touchdowns. He was intercepted 13 times. He also rushed for 499 yards and two touchdowns.
High school and college assistant coaching
Kincaid and his family relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida after he completed his college degree. He had planned to go into business there, but his offer to help coach a local high school football team soon earned him a full-time job instead. The couple moved to Virginia, where he coached a rural high school team in the Appalachian Mountains.
Kincaid became offensive coordinator at Wyoming under Pat Dye, and succeeded him as head coach after the 1980 season. Kincaid signed a three-year contract at $45,000 per year, agreeing to have 20% of the salary withheld in interest-bearing escrow and forfeited if he broke his contract. In 1983, he was courted by Memphis State University after head coach Rex Dockery died in a plane crash, but he withdrew his name from consideration, deciding to remain at Wyoming.
Kincaid worked as a sports consultant in Decatur, Alabama, and then returned to Tuscaloosa and coaching, again serving as an assistant at the University of Alabama. From there, Kincaid went on to become head coach at Arkansas State.
In 1992, his 23-year marriage ended in divorce. His ex-wife, Nanci Kincaid, married Arizona head coach Dick Tomey in 1997. However, the couple remained close, and as a writer in North Carolina, she still was assisting him in player recruiting in 1998 when he was an assistant head football coach and offensive coordinator at Temple University.
Head coaching record
|Wyoming Cowboys (Western Athletic Conference) (1981–1985)|
|Arkansas State Indians (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (1990–1991)|
- 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport By Bob Boyles, Paul Guido, (c 2007) page 238
- The Tuscaloosa News "Al Kincaid: Things Have Changed" September 18, 1969
- Sports Reference
- Tuscaloosa News "Head Grid Post to Al Kincaid" August 11, 1971
- College Football Data Warehouse Wyoming head coaching records
- College Football Data Warehouse Arkansas State University head coaching records