Scot Dapp - New Moravian Hall of Fame Inductee

Scot Dapp - New Moravian Hall of Fame Inductee

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- Former Head Football Coach and Director of Athletics & Recreation Scot Dapp is being inducted into the Moravian College Athletic Hall of Fame on November 11, 2016 in Johnston Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

Dapp stepped down as Head Football Coach on July 1, 2011 to assume duties as Moravian's Director of Athletics, a position he held until July 31, 2015 when he retired. His long tenure as the football coach began in 1987 and was the most successful period in Moravian football history. He finished his career with a 24-year record of 144-103-1. His win over McDaniel College on September 8, 2007 was his 123rd victory surpassing the total of legendary coach, Rocco Calvo.

When he retired from coaching, Dapp's .583 winning percentage ranked him among the top 50 active Division III coaches. Dapp's teams strung together 11 consecutive winning seasons (1988-1998) that is the longest streak in school history. His Hounds were Middle Atlantic Conference Champions in 1988; Commonwealth League Champions in 1993 and they made post-season trips to the NCAA playoffs in both of those seasons. The 1988 team was the first football team in Greyhound history to advance to the NCAA playoffs.

Dapp-coached teams also earned post-season berths in five ECAC Championship games (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2010); winning ECAC Championships in 2005 and 2010.  He also received Coach of the Year accolades from the Middle Atlantic Conference in 1988, 1993, and 1997.

Dapp served for three years as the Chairman of the Division III Football Council, and in 1999, he was elected to the Board of Trustees for the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Six years after being named to the Board, Dapp was elected as the President of the AFCA in 2005 making him only the fifth Division III coach to hold that position in the 83-year history of the Association. From 2010 through 2012, Dapp served on two NCAA Committees: the Football Rules Committee and the Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee. In 2011 and 2012, he was the Chair of the Football Rules Committee.

In 2002, Dapp was recognized by the All-American Football Foundation with the John Vaught Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding performance in his profession. That same organization also honored him in 2007 with the Outstanding Association President Award. In 2006, he received the John Whitehead Award at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic for his contribution to the game of football. In 2008, Dapp was inducted into the Boyertown High School Football Hall of Fame.

Dapp also spent 11 seasons as an assistant softball coach while at Moravian, stepping away after the 2004 season that saw the Greyhounds post a 40-6 record and reach the NCAA Division III National Championship game.

Dapp currently resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He joined the staff at Lehigh University as Director of Football Operations this fall.