Schedule For Monday, November 21, 2016

On Monday night, November 21st, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Kerwin Bell of Valdosta State, as our Guest Speaker.

Coach Bell was a former player who was a quarterback in the National Football League, World League of American Football and the Canadian Football League for fourteen seasons in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. Coach Bell played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for four NFL teams, one WLAF team and four CFL teams. He was the head coach of the Jacksonville Dolphins football team of Jacksonville University from 2007 to 2015. He was announced as the head coach of the Valdosta State Blazers football team of Valdosta State University on January 22, 2016.

http://www.vstateblazers.com

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

Schedule For Monday, November 14, 2016

On Monday night, November 14th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Loran Smith, UGA Legend, as our Guest Speaker.

http://www.georgiadogs.com

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

Schedule For Monday, November 7, 2016

On Monday night, November 7th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Frank Beamer, retired coach of Virginia Tech University as our feature speaker.

Coach Beamer is a retired American college football coach, most notably for the Virginia Tech Hokies, and former college football player. Beamer was a cornerback for Virginia Tech from 1966 to 1968. His coaching experience began in 1972, and from 1981 to 1986 Coach Beamer served as the head football coach at Murray State University. He then went on to become the head football coach at Virginia Tech from 1987 until his final game in 2015. He was one of the longest tenured active coaches in NCAA Division I FBS and, at the time of his retirement, was the winningest active coach at that level. Coach Beamer remains at Virginia Tech in the position of special assistant to the athletic director, where he focuses on athletic development and advancement.

http://www.hokiesports.com

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

Schedule For Monday, October 31, 2016

On Monday night, October 31st, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Tim Clifton of Mars Hill University as our feature speaker.

Tim Clifton is entering his 23rd season at Mars Hill University. Clifton has led the Lions to a .500 record or higher in 15 seasons including the SAC title and the Lions first NCAA post season appearance in 2011. For his efforts guiding the Lions in 2011, Clifton was named the SAC Coach of the Year. He has a career record at Mars Hill of 119-112-0. The 119 wins place Clifton second in all-time wins of all SAC head coaches. He has recorded 70 conference victories that also places him second in that category among all-time SAC head coaches. During the 2003 season Clifton broke the school’s record for most wins by a head football coach. He surpassed Claude Gibson (1973-82) who ended his career with an overall record of 55-37-2 (.585).
Under Clifton’s direction, the Lion offense has exploded breaking several single season offensive school records such as longest run from scrimmage (94 yards by senior Leon Williams), most PAT’s scored (37) most rushing yards gained (3,130), most total offensive yards (4,803), most first downs (250), and most points scored (327).
Clifton came to Mars Hill from Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia, where he had been the offensive coordinator since 1987. During Clifton’s tenure, Ferrum went to four straight NCAA Division III playoffs. In the 1988-89 school year, Ferrum was a national semifinalist.

Clifton graduated from Mercer University in 1976.

http://www.marshilllions.com

 

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

Schedule For Monday, October 24, 2016

On Monday night, October 24th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Kevin Porter of Fort Valley State University as our feature speaker.

Coach Porter has an extensive background in coaching, including 10 seasons as both an assistant and head coach at the professional level. His coaching experience also includes stints at the University of West Georgia as an assistant coach and Point University as head coach and athletic director.

Coach Porter coached the Arena Football League and the associated developmental league called arenafootball2 (af2.) In 2000, Porter was head coach with the Pensacola Barracudas, followed by several seasons as head coach of the Macon Knights. He took his afF2 teams to the playoffs all four seasons and had won the most games in af2 history (45-27) before moving on to serve as defensive coordinator for the AFL’s New Orleans VooDoo, and then as head coach of the ALF’s Kansas City Brigade.

Prior to his professional career, Porter was a three-year letterman, two-year starter and All-State performer at defensive back for the Warner Robins Demons in Warner Robins, Ga. as well as being a member of the 1981 National Championship team.

As a collegiate player at Auburn University, Porter was a four-year starter, All-American and two-time All-Southeastern Conference performer. Kevin was named defensive MVP of the 1984 Liberty Bowl and was selected to Auburn’s Team of the Century. A third-round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1988, Porter made the NFL All-Rookie Team at safety. He spent six years in the NFL, ending his career in 1993 with the New York Jets.

Porter has served as an assistant coach and head coach on the collegiate level as well. Porter was defensive coordinator for Mid America Nazarene University, where his unit ranked as one of the best in the Heart of America Conference. Porter was head football coach at both Avila University and Point University, where he spent two seasons launching the football program while also serving as athletic director at the school. Most recently, Porter was the assistant head coach at The University of West Georgia.

http://www.fvsusports.com

 

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

Schedule For Monday October 17, 2016

On Monday night, October 17th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Paul Johnson of Georgia Tech as our feature speaker.

Coach Johnson served as the head coach at Georgia Southern University from 1997 to 2001 and at the United States Naval Academy from 2002 to 2007. Coach Johnson’s Georgia Southern Eagles won consecutive NCAA Division I-AA Football Championships in 1999 and 2000.

Coach Johnson started his college career at Georgia Southern University in 1983, where he served as offensive coordinator for consecutive NCAA Division I-AA National Football Championships teams in 1985 and 1986. From 1983–1986 they would win 40 games and score 619 points in 15 games in 1986.

He then spent eight seasons as offensive coordinator at the University of Hawaii from 1987 to 1994. Their offense averaged 372 points scored per season during his 8 years there and won 54 games.  In 1992 they would finish with their best record in school history at 11–2, including a win in the Holiday Bowl over the University of Illinois. They would also win the Western Athletic Conference title that season.

In 1995 and 1996, he served as the offensive coordinator at the United States Naval Academy and brought his option offense with him. In 1996, Navy recorded its first winning season in 14 years, going 9–3 with a victory in the Aloha Bowl. Their 9–3 record was the best since 1978 and their 392 points scored were the most in school history up to that point.

Coach Johnson began his head coaching career by returning to Georgia Southern, which he led from 1997 through 2001. During his tenure, the Eagles captured the Division I-AA National Championship twice more in 1999 and 2000, and finished as runner-up in 1998. During his tenure as head coach, they finished with a record of 62–10 (86.1% winning rate).

Coach Johnson is one of only four coaches to record 50 wins in his first four seasons as head coach at the Division I level.

http://www.ramblinwreck.com

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

6th Annual Boston Butt Sale Announcement

mtc-boston-butt-saleThe Macon Touchdown Club is having our 6th Annual Boston Butt Sale. The price of the tickets are $35.00. The Boston Butts will be fully cooked and available for pick-up on Sunday, November 13th between 2:00 and 5:00pm at U Park EM U SELL EM, located at 3306 Vineville Avenue.

The proceeds benefit the Bobby Sanders Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Macon Touchdown Club. Each year the Macon Touchdown Club awards 4 scholarships to high school seniors.

Tickets are available through any of the Macon Touchdown Club members.

Schedule For Monday, October 10, 2016

On Monday night, October 10th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome College Football Hall of Fame Coach Pat Dye of Auburn University as our feature speaker.

Coach Dye served as the head football coach at East Carolina University (1974–1979), the University of Wyoming (1980), and Auburn University (1981–1992) compiling a career college football record of 153–62–5. He served as the athletic director at Auburn from 1981 to 1991 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2005.

Dye played high school football at Richmond Academy where he was selected All-American and All-State while leading the team to the 1956 3A state championship serving as team captain. Following this success, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution selected Dye as Georgia’s 3A Lineman of the Year for 1956 before being recruited to the University of Georgia. While playing for the Bulldogs under head coach Wally Butts, Dye was a first-team All-SEC lineman and two-time All-American (1959 and 1960). The Atlanta Touchdown Club named him the SEC’s Most Valuable Lineman in 1960. Upon graduation from Georgia, Dye played three years of professional football as a linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League.

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

Schedule For Monday, October 3, 2016

On Monday night, October 3rd, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome retired Coach Ray Goff of the University of Georgia as our feature speaker.

Ray Goff attended the University of Georgia, where he played quarterback from 1974–1976, leading the team to 19 wins over his final two seasons under coach Vince Dooley. As a player, he was named Southeastern Conference player of the year in 1976 when the team he captained won the SEC title. He was a three-year letterman at Georgia.

Goff served as an assistant coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks before returning to Georgia as an assistant in 1981. While an assistant at Georgia from 1981 to 1988, he held the positions of recruiting coordinator, tight ends coach and running backs coach, and earned a reputation as an excellent recruiter. When Dooley, the winningest coach in Georgia history, retired after the 1988 season, Goff — then a 33-year-old running backs coach — was the surprise choice to succeed him.

Goff’s tenure got off to a slow start, with just ten wins in his first two seasons, before reeling off nine wins in 1991 and ten in 1992. The latter campaign finished with Georgia ranked eighth by the Coaches Poll. He completed his coaching career at the end of the 1995 season.

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

 

Schedule For Monday, September 26, 2016

On Monday night, September 26th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Tyson Summers, Head Coach of Georgia Southern University as our feature speaker.

Coach Summers is in his first season as the head coach of the Georgia Southern Eagles. Summers, who has ties to Statesboro from his time with the Eagles in 2006, has a coaching career that has spanned almost 15 years and seven schools and has been a part of seven bowl teams.

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speaker.

http://gseagles.com