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Bill Curry, Special Guest Speaker

The Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes are excited to have Bill Curry, former NFL player, college coach and ESPN analyst, as the guest speaker for this year's Coaches Luncheon at the MS Association of Coaches Clinic on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Bill has spent his entire adult life as a leader and communicator. His NFL career included two Super Bowl titles and a stint as the President of the NFL Players Association. Bill served as head football coach for Georgia Tech (’80-’86), the University of Alabama (’87-’89), and the University of Kentucky (’90-’96). In1989, Bill was recognized as the nation’s top coach with the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award.

From 1997 to 2008, Bill came into millions of homes each football Saturday as an analyst for ESPN. In September 2006, the American Football Coaches Association announced Bill as the recipient of the 2007 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award in honor of his outstanding service toward the advancement of the best interests of football.

In June 2008, Bill was selected to be the inaugural head coach of Georgia State University’s new football program. Bill’s book – “Ten Men You Meet in theHuddle” – was released in August 2008 by ESPN books and was praised by author Pat Conroy as “the best book about the NFL” that he ever read.

In 2014, Bill joined former player Pete Wellborn and communications expert Jeff Battcher to form AIM Sports Reputation Management, LLC (“AIM”). AIM provides crisis handling and leadership and success training to universities, professional franchises, and other members of the sports industry.

Bill is married to the former Carolyn Newton of Atlanta, a graduate of Agnes Scott College who earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Georgia State. Bill and Carolyn have two children and seven grandchildren.

http://www.billcurry.net

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FCA Coaches Luncheon at the MAIS Coaches Association Clinic

This year's FCA Coaches Luncheon at the MAIS Coaches Association Clinic was held on Tuesday, July 12 at Christ Covenant School in Ridgeland, MS.  The Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented the Bill Buckner Influence Award to Allen Pavatte, Head Baseball Coach at MRA.  This award is given each year at this event to a coach who has been involved with FCA for many years and has shown a strong Christian influence on his or her campus and community.  Coaches are nominated by FCA staff from around the state and are voted on by a selection committee.


FCA Coaches Luncheon at the MS Association of Coaches All-Sports Clinic

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, the Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes will once again sponsor a luncheon.  The luncheon will be held at 11:45 am in the Grand Ballroom of the Jackson Hilton for coaches registered through the Mississippi Association of Coaches. 

This year, we are pleased to have Sammie Smith, former running back for Bobby Bowden at Florida State and new Ole Miss FCA Football Chaplain, and Bill Buckley, former MSU record-holding wide receiver and current Mississippi State FCA Campus Director, be our guest speakers for this event.  You are invited to join us for this luncheon, if your schedule will allow.  Seating will start around 11:30 in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton of Jackson.  Please let us know if you will be able to attend!

Additionally, the Dave "Boo" Ferriss Influence Award will be given to a deserving coach during the luncheon.  The award is given to a coach who has been actively involved with FCA over many years and has shown a strong Christian influence on his or her campus and community.  Coaches names are submitted by FCA staff and voted on by a selection committee. 

This year's luncheon is sponsored by Capital Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center.  Additional sponsors and information from last year's event are listed below.