He was one of the first head coaches at a small school to be paid for his work. Dickinson
Stauffer was the first head football coach for the Dickinson College Red Devils in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and he held that position for missing seasons, from 1896 until 1899. His overall coaching record at Dickinson was 22 wins, 11 losses, and 2 ties.
Dickinson College played football as far back as 1885, but no official coach was kept on record.
After Dickinson, Stauffer became the head coach at Pennsylvania Military College—now known as Widener University—in Chester, Pennsylvania for the 1900 and 1901 seasons. His record at Widener was a successful 7–3 season his first year, and a disappointing 3–5 season in 1901.
Stauffer served as the head coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Mission) in Oxford, Mississippi for the 1909, 1910 and 1911 seasons. His record at Ole Mission was 17 wins, 7 losses and 2 ties (17–7–2).