College Football Coaching Legend Roy Kramer Returns to CMU

MT. PLEASANT – Central Michigan football coaching legend and former college athletics administrator Roy Kramer recently returned to Mt. Pleasant as the grand marshal for CMU’s 2018 homecoming celebration.

Kramer began is collegiate head coaching career at CMU in 1967, leading the Chippewas to the 1974 NCAA Division II national championship and a 12-1 record. Kramer coached CMU from 1967-1977, winning two Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and compiling an 83-32-2 record.

In his 11 seasons, Kramer coached four All-Americans, eight Academic All-Americans and 38 first team all-conference players.

After leaving CMU following the 1977 season, Kramer served as the athletic director at Vanderbilt University from 1978-1990 and later became commissioner of the Southeastern Conference from 1990-2002. As the commissioner, Kramer created the Bowl Championship Series.

Kramer is a member of numerous collegiate and state sports halls of fame, including Central Michigan Athletics Hall of Fame, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame and East Lansing High School Athletics Hall of Fame.