Western Football Conference (United States)

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Western Football Conference
Association NCAA
Division II
Region Pacific coast

The Western Football Conference was an NCAA Division II scholarship-awarding football conference that existed from 1982 to 1993.

Among its member schools were (from 1982–1992 unless otherwise noted):

Its founding, and only commissioner was Vic Buccola who had been the athletic director at Cal Poly from 1973 to 1981. He then became a founder and commissioner of American West Conference.

The WFC folded in part because of a new NCAA rule that prohibited member institutions who competed at the Division I (D-I) level in other sports to compete at the Division II (D-II) level in football. Of the eight member schools:

The WFC Scholar Athlete of the Year Award was named for Santa Clara's coach Pat Malley. Its recipients include:

  • 1987: Tracy Morris Downs, M.D.—Cal Lutheran