University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga To Host Football Clinic

December 15, 1999

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Some of the nation's most successful collegiate football coaches and student-athletes will be on hand when the NCAA conducts a free youth clinic on Saturday, December 18, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The clinic will be held at Maclellan Gymnasium from 8 a.m. to noon. A total of 500 participants are expected to attend the clinic.

The clinics are a part of the NCAA Youth Education through Sports (YES) program and are being conducted in conjunction with the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship.

Each year, YES clinics, held at selected NCAA championships, provide a free program to nearly 10,000 youth ages 10 to 18 who engage in fun and challenging sports-skill, life-skill and conditioning sessions conducted by top collegiate coaches and student-athletes. The clinic will provide youth programming which focuses on participant development and the student-athlete mentoring program. YES clinic participants will have the opportunity to discuss with student-athletes topics such as academics and goal-setting. These special presentations will be specifically geared to the ages of the participants. YES is another way that coaches and student-athletes share the NCAA's commitment to challenging young people to strive for higher levels of achievement in both athletics and academics.

The clinic will feature the following top collegiate coaches:

  • Ron Randleman, Sam Houston State University
  • Michael Santiago, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Sam Goodwin, Northwestern State University
  • Gordy Combs, Towson University
  • Steve Gilbert, Jacksonville University
  • Floyd Keith, University of Rhode Island
  • Ken LaRose, Butler University
  • John Wright, Hampton University
  • Jerry Graybeal, Weber State University
  • Jerry Moore, Appalachian State University

The 1999 Division I-AA Football Championship will be held December 18 at 2 p.m. est., at W. Max Finley Stadium, Davenport Field, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.