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.


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.

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