Joe Kapp, 48, as University of California football coach, effective at the end of this season. Kapp's 1986 record is 1-8; his overall record for five seasons: 19-33-1.
HONORED: As the American League Manager of the Year, by the Baseball Writers Association of America, JOHN McNAMARA, 54, who led the Boston Red Sox to the World Series; and as National League Manager of the Year, HAL LANIER 44, who led the Houston Astros to the National League West title. Lanier is the first rookie manager to be so honored in the National League.
INDUCTED: Into the College Football Hall of Fame, running back ARCHIE GRIFFIN, 32, and former coach BILL EDWARDS, 81. Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, played for Ohio State from 1972 to 1975 and the Cincinnati Bengals from 1976 to '83; Edwards, who coached al Western Reserve, Vanderbilt and Wittenberg, had a 167-45-8 record over 24 years.
RESIGNED: As coach of the Buffalo Sabres SCOTTY BOWMAN, 53. The Sabres were 3-7-2 this year under Bowman and 21-25-3 since he replaced Jim Schoenfeld halfway through last season Bowman, whose 739 overall regular-season wins with Buffalo, Montreal and St. Louis is the highest in NHL history, will remain with the team as general manager and director of hockey operations Assistant coach Craig Ramsey, 35, was named head coach.
Leon Burtnett, 43, after five years as Purdue football coach. Under Burtnett the Boilermakers were 20-33-1 overall and 2-7 this season.