Al Lavan

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Al Lavan
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1946-09-13) September 13, 1946 (age 70)
Fort Pierce, Florida
Alma mater Colorado State University
Playing career
1964–1967 Colorado State
1969–1970 Atlanta Falcons
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972 Colorado State (WR/TE)
1973 Louisville (assistant)
1974 Iowa State (assistant)
1975–1976 Atlanta Falcons (DB)
1977 Georgia Tech (WR)
1978 Georgia Tech (RB)
1979 Stanford (RB)
1980–1988 Dallas Cowboys (RB)
1989–1990 San Francisco 49ers (RB)
1991–1995 Washington (RB)
1996–1998 Baltimore Ravens (RB)
1999–2000 Kansas City Chiefs (RB)
2001–2003 Eastern Michigan (RB)
2003 Eastern Michigan (interim)
2004–2010 Delaware State
Head coaching record
Overall 43–38
Tournaments 0–1 (NCAA D-I FCS playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 MEAC (2007)

Alton Lavan (born September 13, 1946) is a former college football head coach for the Delaware State Hornets. He also served as the interim head coach for the Eastern Michigan Eagles in 2003, replacing Jeff Woodruff.[1] He also played for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.[2]

As a longtime assistant running backs coach, he coached the following players throughout his various tenures: Tony Dorsett, Herschel Walker, Bam Morris, Earnest Byner, Leroy Hoard, Priest Holmes, Errict Rhett, Roosevelt Potts, Donnell Bennett, Tony Richardson, and Kimble Anders.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN# Coaches°
Eastern Michigan Eagles (Mid-American Conference) (2003)
2003 Eastern Michigan 2–1 2–1 6th (West)
Eastern Michigan: 2–1 2–1
Delaware State Hornets (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2004–2010)
2004 Delaware State 4–7 4–3 T–3rd
2005 Delaware State 7–4 6–2 3rd
2006 Delaware State 8–3 6–2 T–2nd
2007 Delaware State 10–2 9–0 1st L NCAA Division I FCS First Round 15 16
2008 Delaware State 5–6 5–3 T–2nd
2009 Delaware State 4–7 3–4 6th
2010 Delaware State 3–8 2–6 8th
Delaware State: 41–37 35–20
Total: 43–38
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final The Sports Network FCS Poll.
°Rankings from final FCS Coaches Poll.


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