Hall of Champions

Dan Stavely


Known for his roles as a dynamic mentor and devoted athletic administrator, Dan Stavely joined FCA in 1958 and worked part-time for the ministry in Colorado. In 1980, he became an FCA Regional Volunteer Representative and served a 14-state region.

Stavely’s athletic career reached its pinnacle at the University of Denver where he played football and won a national championship in wrestling. He then embarked on a 50-year coaching career that included stints at Eastern Washington, Washington State, Stanford and his alma mater. Stavely spent 18 years at the University of Colorado, where he served as the freshman football coach along with his duties as athletic academic advisor and associate athletic director.

Early in his career, Stavely served four years in the Air Force. Some of his most notable honors include being named the 1975 FCA National Coach of the Year, his 1977 induction into the Colorado Coaches Hall of Fame, and his 1988 induction into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

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