Release courtesy of Dickinson Athletic Communications
CARLISLE, Pa. -- On September 28, 2019 Dickinson announced the induction of its Athletic Hall of Fame Class for 2019, which included former football head coach and current men's golf coach Darwin Breaux.
Head Football Coach 1993-2016
Darwin Breaux served as the head coach of the Dickinson football program for 24 years. Breaux ended his tenure with one of the best career winning percentages in Dickinson football history, with a 131-113-1 overall record and a record of 97-81-1 in the Centennial Conference (CC). Under his leadership, the Red Devils advanced to postseason play five times and won ECAC Bowl Games in 1998 and 2007.
Breaux joined the Dickinson football staff in 1989 as offensive coordinator and became head coach in 1993. His 1994 team compiled a school record 10-1 season, and Breaux was named American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) South Region Coach of the Year. He also led the team to the 2006 NCAA playoffs while coaching 20 All-Americans along the way.
In two of the oldest and most storied rivalries in college football, Breaux posted a remarkable record of 34-14-1 in his 24 seasons at the helm. The Red Devils went 17-6-1 against Gettysburg, competing for the Little Brown Bucket. Dickinson proved to be a dominant force at home, going 10-2 on Biddle Field.
Breaux's record versus Franklin & Marshall was equally impressive at 17-7 overall. In the 100th meeting between the two programs, the Red Devils came out on top of the Diplomats, 34-20, in 2008. That marked the first night game at the newly renovated Biddle Field.
In the last football game ever to be played on grass at Biddle Field, the Red Devil football team captured the 2007 Eastern Colleges Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southeast Championship. They made it a memorable one as well, holding off Waynesburg College, 16-10, in an overtime thriller at the historic venue.
In 2001, Breaux eclipsed Ed Sweeney with the most wins in program history. He captured career win number 57 as the Red Devils ran for 360 yards and held Franklin & Marshall to just 65 yards rushing to claim the Conestoga Wagon, 26-14, on Oct. 6. He recorded his 100th career win in another rivalry game as Dickinson secure the Little Brown Bucket, topping Gettysburg 42-28, on Oct. 20, 2008.
Before coming to Dickinson, Breaux was an assistant football coach at Gettysburg College and served as the Bullets' head golf and wrestling coach. He was also a graduate assistant at West Chester University and coached at Ascension Catholic and Carencro High Schools in his home state of Louisiana. A 1977 graduate of West Chester University, Breaux was a four-year member of the football team and was also on the golf team.
Breaux now serves as the Dickinson men's golf coach. He continues to be involved in football and each year works at the prestigious Manning Passing Academy.