Legendary Coach Howard Schnellenberger to Speak at Football Banquet May 25

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Football) – Florida Tech Football will present Inside the Huddle with Howard Schnellenberger, hosted by President Anthony J. Catanese on Friday, May 25, at 6:15 p.m. in the Hartley Room on the Florida Tech campus.

Schnellenberger coached for 52 years at the NCAA and NFL levels. He led the University of Miami to a national championship in 1983 as the Hurricanes’ head coach. He was selected to receive the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award following the season. He also helped guide the University of Alabama to three national championships under Paul “Bear” Bryant in 1961 and 1964-65.

In the NFL, he coached seven playoff teams and served as the offensive coordinator during the Miami Dolphins’ perfect 17-0 season in 1972.

Before retiring in fall 2011, Schnellenberger was the head coach at Florida Atlantic University for 11 seasons. Hired by former FAU President Catanese to be the architect of the Owls football program, Schnellenberger was a driving force behind FAU Stadium, which opened last fall.

The Panthers’ head coach Steve Englehart will also speak about the progress he and his coaching staff have made in his first year. For the first time, the Florida Tech Football Founders Club will be introduced, and honored.

In preparation for the inaugural 2013 season, football season tickets will be available for the first time.

Reservations for the dinner can be made online at give.fit.edu/insidethehuddle, over the phone by contacting Ashley Gardner at 321-674-8429 or by e-mailing agardner@fit.edu. The cost is $100 per person. Corporate tables can be purchased at $800 for a table of 10. Business attire is required.

The RSVP deadline is May 18. Seating is limited in the Hartley Room, located on the second floor of the Denius Student Center.


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