September 13, 1946|
Fort Pierce, Florida
|Alma mater||Colorado State University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1972||Colorado State (WR/TE)|
|1974||Iowa State (assistant)|
|1975–1976||Atlanta Falcons (DB)|
|1977||Georgia Tech (WR)|
|1978||Georgia Tech (RB)|
|1980–1988||Dallas Cowboys (RB)|
|1989–1990||San Francisco 49ers (RB)|
|1996–1998||Baltimore Ravens (RB)|
|1999–2000||Kansas City Chiefs (RB)|
|2001–2003||Eastern Michigan (RB)|
|2003||Eastern Michigan (interim)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–1 (NCAA D-I FCS playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 MEAC (2007)|
Alton Lavan (born September 13, 1946) is a former college football head coach for the Delaware State Hornets. He also served as the interim head coach for the Eastern Michigan Eagles in 2003, replacing Jeff Woodruff. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.
As a longtime assistant running backs coach, he coached the following players throughout his various tenures: Tony Dorsett, Herschel Walker, Bam Morris, Earnest Byner, Leroy Hoard, Priest Holmes, Errict Rhett, Roosevelt Potts, Donnell Bennett, Tony Richardson, and Kimble Anders.
Head coaching record
|Eastern Michigan Eagles (Mid-American Conference) (2003)|
|2003||Eastern Michigan||2–1||2–1||6th (West)|
|Delaware State Hornets (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2004–2010)|
|2007||Delaware State||10–2||9–0||1st||L NCAA Division I FCS First Round||15||16|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
| #Rankings from final The Sports Network FCS Poll. |
°Rankings from final FCS Coaches Poll.
- "Eastern Michigan fires football coach Jeff Woodruff". The Daily Sentinel. 2003-11-04. p. B6. Retrieved 2012-09-29.