The 2016 Georgia Coaching Clinic will feature Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and former Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer along with former Georgia All-American and Miami Dolphins Super Bowl MVP Jake Scott and former Bulldog and Pro Bowl quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Clinic is scheduled for a Thursday and Friday from March 24th-25th.
Georgia high school championship coaches from across the state are also on the lecture schedule including Rush Propst, Colquitt County 6-A champions; Gary Varner, Allatoona 5-A champions; Joey King, Cartersville 4-A champions; Gerry Romberg, Westminster 3-A champions; Chris Slade, Pace Academy 2-A champions, Jim Dickerson, Clinch County 1-A champions; and Jonathan Gess, Eagles Landing Class A private school champions. Also on the schedule are sessions with Samford head coach Chris Hatcher and West Georgia head coach Will Hall.
Coaches attending the clinic will also have the opportunity to participate in break out sessions with the Georgia coaching staff and watch two practices up close as the Bulldogs prepare for the April 16 G-Day Game at Sanford Stadium.
Registration information is online at: www.ugaclinic.com.
Arians was named the Cardinals’ coach in January, 2013, and was named Associated Press Coach of the Year after leading the team to an 11-5 record and post season berth in 2014. His team won the NFC west this year. He was also named NFL Coach of the Year with Indianapolis in 2012 and is the first coach in NFL history to be named Coach of the Year multiple times in a three-year span with multiple teams.
Beamer won an Ohio Valley Conference championship at Murray State in 1986. After taking over at Virginia Tech in 1987 he won three Big East titles, four ACC championships, and was named national coach of the year by virtually every organization in 1999 after leading the Hokies to the national title game. Along the way he earned the Big East Coach of the Year honors three times and ACC Coach of the Year twice.