Terrence Cody highlights 2012 NJCAA Football Hall of Fame inductees
September 7, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame will induct three new members into its fraternity this season. The 2012 class includes former Mississippi Gulf Coast CC defensive lineman Terrence Cody, Alfred State head coach Mick Caba and the 1983 Coffeyville Community College national championship team.
Terrence Cody (DL)
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
There have been few defensive lineman that have had as big of an impact on a game as former Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College defensive lineman Terrence Cody. Towering over offensive fronts at 6 feet 4 inches and over 340 pounds, “Mount Cody” powered the Bulldogs drive to a 12-0 record in 2007 and the title of NJCAA co-national champions. Cody went on to play at Alabama where he anchored the Crimson Tide’s roll to a NCAA national championship in 2010. Drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Cody is in his third season in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens.
Mick Caba (Head Coach)
Alfred State College/Inver Hills Community College
Heading into his 16th season as an NJCAA head coach, Mick Caba has established himself as a pillar of NJCAA football. Currently the head coach at Alfred State College (N.Y.), Caba has compiled 55 wins in 12 seasons and led the Pioneers to a 6-4 record and a Region 3 championship in 2011. Prior to his arrival at Alfred, Caba coached three seasons at Inver Hills Community College (Minn.) and set NJCAA records for average passing yards per game in both 1981 and 1982. Caba has also dedicated his time and effort to the NJCAA Football Coaches Association, serving in four different positions including president from 2010 to 2011.
1983 Coffeyville Community College Football Team
The Coffeyville Red Ravens football team entered the 1983 season with something to prove. After beginning the 1982 season ranked No. 1 in the pre-season poll, the Red Ravens held the top ranking for 10-consecutive weeks before falling 36-21 to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in the season finale. Returning only two starters in 1983, Coffeyville stormed their way to an 8-1 record and the KJCCC championship before defeating No. 2 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 21-20 in Miami, Okla. After a 27-20 win over Dodge City in the Jayhawk Bowl, the Red Ravens were crowned national champions in their season of redemption.