A dedicated volunteer, Coach Mike Ayers faithfully serves FCA in his local area and beyond. A popular speaker at banquets, coaches clinics, Huddles, all-star game breakfasts and more, he and his wife also generously offer financial support.
FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson, who played and coached for Ayers, attests to the huge impact the coach had on his life. Williamson credits him as the driving force for his involvement in coaching and eventual service on FCA staff.
Athletically, Ayers played four years of college football at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He remained there as a graduate assistant before moving on to two other schools and being hired as an assistant at Wofford College, where he eventually served as head coach for 30 years. During this time, he brought Wofford from NAIA to NCAA Division II, then to Division I FCS. At Wofford, Ayers won five Southern Conference titles and led the Terriers to four FCS Tournament quarterfinal appearances before stepping down as head coach in 2017 and completing a 43-year coaching career.
“Coach Ayers has and still is having a huge impact on the lives of countless players and coaches,” says Piedmont (SC) FCA Area Director Will Pack. “He is so humble and down-to-earth, which is part of his great character. His impact has stretched across many decades, and he continues to pour into those around him through selflessly giving his time. He’s a champion for FCA, but more importantly, he’s a champion for Christ.”
Ayers is married to his wife, Julie.