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Al Kincaid is an American football coach, who served as the head coach at the both University of Wyoming and Arkansas State University.

Kincaid is a native of Alabama and was the star quarterback at Virginia Tech, where he met the homecoming queen who became his wife. Together, they relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida after he completed his college degree. He had planned to go into business there, but his offer to help coach a local high school football team soon earned him a full-time job instead. The couple moved to Virginia, where he coached a rural high school team in the Appalachian Mountains.

Over the years, Kincaid moved on to coaching positions at the University of Alabama (under Paul "Bear" Bryant), and at East Carolina University.

He became offensive coordinator at Wyoming under Pat Dye, and succeeded him as head coach after the 1980 season. Kincaid signed a three-year contract at $45,000 per year, agreeing to have 20% of the salary withheld in interest-bearing escrow and forfeited if he broke his contract. In 1983 he was courted by Memphis State University after head coach Rex Dockery died in a plane crash, but he withdrew his name from consideration, deciding to remain at Wyoming.

In his five years leading Wyoming, he compiled a record of 29-29. Following a 3-8 season in 1985, he was fired, and he was succeeded by Dennis Erickson.

Kincaid next became a sports consultant in Decatur, Alabama, and then returned to Tuscaloosa and coaching, again serving as an assistant at the University of Alabama. From there, Kincaid went on to become head coach at Arkansas State.

In 1992, his 23-year marriage ended in divorce (his ex-wife Nanci Kincaid remarried Arizona head coach Dick Tomey in 1997). However, the couple remained close, and as a writer in North Carolina, she still was assisting him in player recruiting in 1998, when he was an assistant head football coach and offensive coordinator at Temple University.

Preceded by
Pat Dye
University of Wyoming Head Football Coach
Succeeded by
Dennis Erickson


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