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FCA To Host Men’s Huddle With “The Ball Coach”

MADISON- The Northeast Alabama chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is set to host its Kingdom Men’s Huddle on Monday, April 18 at Toyota Field. Featured speaker for the event will be Hall of Fame coach Steve Spurrier. The event is open to high school graduates and older.

Spurrier is the winningest coach at both Florida and South Carolina and was just the fourth person inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame both as a player and coach. As a senior at Florida in 1966, he won the Heisman Trophy and played 10 seasons in the National Football League for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before turning to coaching. Once taking a spot in the coaching ranks he became head coach at Duke and Florida, moved to a similar position with the NFL’s Washington Redskins, before coming back to college where he was the head honcho for the Gamecocks of South Carolina.

Spurrier was twice scheduled to attend for a FCA event over the last two years, but both were cancelled to due to pandemic concerns.

The Kingdom Men’s Huddle will began at 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $10 per person. The special evening will include a dinner catered by Champy’s Fried Chicken. Tickets can be purchased at northalabamafca.org or call/text to 256-509-3692.

The Huddle will be an outdoors gathering at Toyota Field within the confines of the stadium. Should inclement weather occur the plans are to move inside to the SportsMED Stadium Club, the largest indoor gathering room inside Toyota Field.

Spurrier’s appearance will occur two days prior to his 77th birthday. His unmatched experiences in collegiate athletics are legendary where he gained the nickname “Head Ball Coach.” Regarded as an excellent interview for the news media and his straight-forward flamboyant personality, Spurrier won nearly 72-percent of his games as a college coach finishing with a 228-89-2 record while at Duke, Florida and South Carolina.

His message is expected to be on how being an influence for many others can happen through athletics.

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