Top Speakers Highlight UW Football Coaches Clinic

March 3, 2010

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Two days chock full of football knowledge and expertise from some of the nation's top high school, college and pro football coaches highlight the 2010 Husky Football Coaches Clinic to be held April 16-17 at the UW.

High school and youth football coaches are invited to join Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff for two days of instruction on a wide range of subjects from a terrific roster of speakers.

The clinic gets underway Friday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m. and concludes the following day with a Husky football spring practice that begins at 1:00 p.m.

On Friday, among the scheduled speakers are Central Washington head coach Blaine Bennett and former NFL head coach Jim L. Mora.

Bennett led the Wildcats to a perfect 11-0 regular-season record and a Great Northwest Conference championship last season while Mora, who earned three letters as a linebacker at the UW in the early 1980s, has served as head coach of both the Atlanta Falcons, who he led to the NFC Championship game, and the Seattle Seahawks.

Friday's schedule also includes a talk from Coach Sarkisian, breakout sessions with all the UW position coaches, dinner and a social in the Don James Center.

On Saturday, UW strength & conditioning coach Ivan Lewis begins another strong list of speakers. He will be followed by Mat Taylor, head coach at Skyline High. Taylor has led the Spartans to state championships in each of the last two seasons.

Chandler (Ariz.) High School head coach Jim Ewan, the 2006 National Football Foundation Arizona Coach of the Year, and Mission Viejo (Calif.) head coach Bob Johnson, recently named the NFL High School Coach of the Year, will follow Taylor with ESPN analyst and three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth in between.

Schlereth, who grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and played college football at Idaho, played 12 seasons in the NFL, six each with the Redskins and the Broncos. He won two Super Bowl rings with Washington and one with Denver, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1991 and 1998. Since retiring, he's been a radio host and analyst/host on ESPN's coverage of pro football.

The cost of the clinic is $80.00 for both days or $45.00 for one day (must pre-register for those prices), and any coaching staff that pre-registers four or more coaches receives a discount of $5.00 per coach. Additionally, WIAA clock hours are available.

For more information (including full schedules, directions, lodging and parking options and more), click on the brochure and registration links at the top of this page. You can also visit for more on the coaches clinic and other UW football camps and clinics.

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