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Las Vegas NV - 2016 Guest Speakers !
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
Date: Thursday February 25, 2016 Lecture Topic: "Florida State’s Offense”
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has established himself as one of the nation’s top coaches just five years into what is becoming a legendary head coaching career. Entering year six, Fisher has driven Florida State to become one of college football’s premier programs. The Seminoles have won the most games of any team in college football over the last three seasons (39) while setting the modern-day record for NFL draft picks over a three-year period with 29. The numbers speak for themselves: 29 consecutive wins and a 14-0 season and National Championship in 2013. Known for his success in developing quarterbacks, Fisher has tutored three first-round NFL draft picks at the position at FSU. Fisher was a QB himself, earning the 1987 NCAA Division III National Player of the Year distinction.
Paul Petrino, University of Idaho
Date: Friday February 26, 2016, Lecture Topic: "Quick Passing Game and Play Action”
Coach Petrino entered his third year as head coach at the University of Idaho in 2015 after having served as Offensive Coordinator at Arkansas. Petrino has also coached at Utah State, Southern, and also served as offensive Coordinator at Louisville and Illinois. During his 23 years as an assistant, he has coached in 12 bowl games and five I-AA playoff games as well as one season with the Atlanta Falcons. As a Division I coach, he was on staffs that combined for a 65 percent winning percentage. As a quarterback, coach Petrino was NAIA Division II Player of the Year and a two-time Kodak All-American at Carroll College in Montana.
Jerry Kill, Minnesota
Date: Friday February 26, 2016, Lecture Topic: "Fundamentals in Football”
Jerry Kill recently resigned as the Head Coach at Minnesota due to health reasons. During his five year tenure at Minnesota, coach Kill led the Gophers to three consecutive 8 win seasons including their first New Years’ Day Bowl since 1962, guiding the Golden Gophers to the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in 2014. A highly respected clinician, coach Kill has a 60% winning record as a head coach including stops at Pittsburg, KS, Emporia State, Grad Valley State, Southern Illinois, and leading the Huskies to bowl games in each of his three years at Northern Illinois before moving on to Minnesota. He has also been recognized as a National Coach of the Year several times as well as the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year.
Tony Sanchez, UNLV
Date: Saturday February 27, 2016, Lecture Topic: “Defensive Drills for A Winning Edge”
Tony Sanchez was named head coach at UNLV in 2015 following a highly successful career as a high school head coach in California and Nevada. Prior to UNLV, Sanchez built the Bishop Gorman HS program into a premier high school program. During his tenure, Gorman finished 85-5 and won six consecutive Nevada State Championships while being ranked in the top 25 nationally each year. His overall record as a high school head coach is 120-26 and his 2014 Bishop Gorman team finished ranked number one in the country. During his time at Gorman, he also guided 34 players to college football scholarships.
Gary Andersen, Oregon State
Date: Saturday February 27, 2016, Lecture Topic: “Defensive Line Technique & Fundamentals”
Gary Andersen is completing his first year as head coach of Oregon State. Previously, Andersen led Wisconsin to the 2014 Big Ten Conference’s West Division title and a berth in the conference’s championship game. Coach Andersen had an 11-win season at Utah State in 2012 and a 10-win season at Wisconsin in 2014, where he was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. He brought to Corvallis a 49-38 overall in seven years as a head coach and posted four consecutive winning seasons. He owns an 8-2 bowl-game record as an assistant or head coach, and was 2-0 in BCS bowls as an assistant.
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