David Land

Induction Year: 2022
Coached: Football

Coaching Experience

  • Record of 117-31in 15 years  7 Conference Championships and 5 Conference Coach of Year Awards
  • Wes-Del High School—Head Football Coach  -1969-1975 ( 1A State Runner-up -1975)   Head Wrestling Coach – 1969-1976  (Won first wrestling sectional for Wes-Del)
  • Delta High School  –Head Football Coach- 1976-1983 –Qualified for 3 State Playoffs-
  • Ball State University –Assistant Football Coach – 1985- 1993
  • Director of Athletic Compliance-  1994- 2007    Retired  as Director of Athletic Compliance, Emeritus

Coaching Honors:

  • 1975–  Ball State University Alumni Coach of the Year
  • 1978–  Assistant Coach of North All Stars
  • 1982–  Head Coach of North All Stars
  • 1987–  Inducted into Delaware County Athletic Hall Fame
  • 1993–  Inducted into Indiana Football Hall of Fame
  • 2019–  Inducted into National Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • 2015– Received James Lightbody Lifetime Achievement Award from Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 2016–  Received Ken Leffler Memorial Award from Indiana Football Coaches Association

Football Related Activities:

  • Served 35 years as Executive Director of Indiana Football Coaches Association
  • Currently serving in 44th year as Treasurer of Indiana Football Coaches Association
  • 44 years as Treasurer of North South All Stars
  • 2002 Received The Sagamore of the Wabash award from State of Indiana
  • 2007 Received the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Bob Williams Memorial Helping Hand Award
  • Served 15 years on Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors
  • Served 15 years  on Ball State University Alumni Board of Directors
  • 2007 Received “Benny Award” from Ball State Alumni  Association