When Grant was named Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association in February 1994, he approached his new role as a coach, by formulating a master game plan. For over a quarter century, Teaff has executed that plan at a championship level, and in the process became one of the most effective administrators in intercollegiate athletics. His outstanding career as a college coach has placed him in eight Halls of Fame, including the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Grant was involved in national issues as a coach and as an administrator. As Executive Director of American Football Coaches Association he is involved in every issue that affects the college game, and has become a strong spokesman for the game of football.

He was chosen as the inaugural Rare Disease Champion for his work on behalf of the AFCA and its nationwide effort to raise awareness for the rare disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy through the one-day event on a college football Saturday called “Coach to Cure MD.”