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.

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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

 

Schedule For Monday, September 19, 2016

On Monday night, September 19th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Bobby Lamb of Mercer University as our feature speaker. Fresh off the teams thrilling 34-27 win over Tennessee Tech.

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.

http://www.mercerbears.com

 

 

Schedule For Monday, September 12, 2016

On Monday night, September 12th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Chris Hatcher, Head Coach of Samford University as our feature speaker.

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.

Coach Hatcher is a native of Macon, and played at Mt DeSales.

http://samfordsports.com

 

Schedule For “Tuesday Night”, September 6, 2016

On Tuesday night, September 6th, the Macon Touchdown Club will kick off our season and welcome Mark Schlabach of ESPN as our feature speaker.

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.

http://espnmediazone.com/us/mark-schlabach/

 

1st Annual Macon Touchdown Club Middle Georgia Kick-off Classic

We are a week away from the 1st Annual Macon Touchdown Club Middle Georgia Kick-Off Classic, featuring Central High, Mt DeSales Academy, Howard High and FPD, from Macon, Ga.

Proceeds from these games go to help fund the Bobby Sanders Memorial Scholarships that are given annually to local athletes.

1st Annual Macon Touchdown Club Middle Georgia Kick Off Classic on August 27th

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The 1st Annual Macon Touchdown Club Middle Georgia Kick Off Classic will be held on Saturday, August 27th, at Mercer University.

Mount DeSales Academy vs. Central High School at 5:00PM

Howard High School vs. First Presbyterian Day School at 7:30PM

If you can help as a volunteer, please contact King Kemper at 478-957-1920