WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Williams College rookie head football coach Aaron Kelton appears in the December 27, 2010 issue of Sports Illustrated in Faces in the Crowd.
Kelton, the first African-American head football coach in NESCAC and at Williams, debuted with a perfect season this fall (8-0), capturing the Little Three and NESCAC titles along the way. Kelton's perfect season was the first time in 125 years of football that the Ephs have had a rookie head coach debut with a perfect season.
All seven perfect seasons at Williams have come since 1989. Dick Farley logged five perfect seasons in his College Football Hall of Fame career, while Kelton's predecessor Mike Whalen recorded one.
Kelton's first year at Williams was his 19th year coaching football and his first opportunity to serve as a head coach.
The Ephs led NESCAC in 5 of 11 team stats, were second in two and third in two.
Kelton's Ephs led NESCAC in Scoring (36.6), Pass Defense (192.2) despite opponents throwing 41.4 times a game, Pass Defense Efficiency (90.3), Passing Offense Efficiency (168.8) and Total Offense (477.6).
14 of Kelton's Ephs were named All-NESCAC, including 10 First Team members. Senior QB Pat Moffit was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year. Moffitt along with classmates Kevin Rose (guard/center) and DE Dan Canina were also named to the New England Football Writers Div. II/III Team.
Kelton is the fifth Eph coach and 30th Eph since August of 1989 to appear in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd section. He is the second Eph football mmeber named this year, joining standout WR Darren Hartwell who appeared in the November 29, 2010 issue.