With more than a century of tearing up the gridiron, your Dayton Flyers have won 11 conference titles, two NCAA II National Championships, and, under head coach Mike Kelly, delivered the school’s most dominant era.
After a four-year tenure as defensive coordinator for head coach Rick Carter, and following a 1980 National Championship high, Kelly took over head coaching duties in 1981 and led the Flyers to a staggering 246-54-1 record over 27 years. During the time, Dayton advanced to the National Championship on four occasions and won it for the school’s second in 1989. Among the winningest head coaches in collegiate football history, Kelly is a six-time Pioneer Football League Coach of the Year and mentored 84 All-Americans. Pay homage.