Sports Stag to feature UC head coach

UC head football coach Tommy Tuberville and UC football analyst Jim Kelly Jr. will visit Elder on March 13

Coach Tommy Tuberville

Coach Tommy Tuberville

Every spring Elder hosts an annual sports stag where they invite a local sports figure to share experiences with the Elder community. On Thursday March 13, University of Cincinnati’s head football coach Tommy Tuberville along with UC football analyst Jim Kelly Jr. as emcee will be the guest speakers. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $125 for a VIP patron. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. with dinner and the program starting in the field house at 7:00 P.M. All proceeds will benefit the faculty and staff of Elder High School. Members of the 1958, 1959, and 1960 Elder state championship baseball teams will also be honored guests.

The sports stag is meant to allow the Elder community and its friends to hear from top of the line sports figures. It gives insight to those who may want to pursue something in that line of work or, just motivation in general. Alumni of Elder can rent out a table, have a couple beers and listen to their hometown college’s coach. Elder also invites other local and regional coaches and sports celebrities as honored guests.

Tuberville has numerous experiences he can share. Maybe he will expand on his time at Ole Miss. when Michael Oher, the player featured in the movie The Blind Side, played for him. He may tell how he felt not making the national championship despite his 13-0 record with the Auburn Tigers in 2004. Hopefully he will release his secret on being the most successful coach in history against Alabama. I’m sure he’ll talk about how he got his Cincinnati team to buy into his philosophy as a new coach as he kept them motivated even after losing their starting quarterback early in the season.

Tuberville already has ties with Elder as a recruiter. UC freshman Trevor Ginn (’13) was offered a walk-on spot by Tuberville’s administration last year. Now, Tuberville has his eye on senior tight end Taylor Lee also offering him a preferred walk-on spot. With a great 9-4 season last year the UC football team seems to be turning the tide under Tuberville. Hopefully Elder will be able to continue feeding players to UC to help with that success for years to come.

Coach Tuberville can give personal insight in every aspect in life, not just football. He knows how to win. Anybody who attends will benefit from his insights. So join the Elder community and support the faculty and staff on Thursday, March 13.

Tickets available in the Alumni Office (513-921-3744), or at Brogan Oil (4210 Glenway Ave.)