Sept. 4, 2008
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati head football coach Brian Kelly will be the featured speaker at the latest installment of the UC College of Business' "From the Locker Room to the Boardroom" speaking series from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Westin Cincinnati.
Kelly, the 2007 BIG EAST Coach of the Year, will share lessons and leadership techniques that can be applied on the field or in the boardroom, as well as provide an update on the 2008 football season.
Named the University of Cincinnati's head football coach in Dec. of 2006, Kelly has established a reputation for building winning teams. Entering his 18th season, he is listed 12th among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches with a record of 149-54-2.
In his first full season at the helm, Kelly put the Bearcats on the national radar by jumping out to a 6-0 start and earning the Bearcats their first appearance in the Top 25 in more than 30 years. Winning 10 games for the first time since 1951, the Bearcats earned their 10th bowl appearance in program history and sixth bowl appearance in eight years. UC finished at No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, earning its first appearance in a final poll.
Kelly's formula for success starts with an imaginative offense. His 2007 UC team ranked 16th nationally in scoring offense (36.3), 20th in passing (286.2), and 30th in total offense (434.0). At the same time, UC's defense was listed 13th in scoring defense (18.8) and shared the national lead with 42 takeaways.
Single admissions are available for $25 to the public or $15 for UC alumni. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $300 or $200 for UC alumni. The Westin Cincinnati is located downtown at 21 East Fifth Street.
For more information on the event, contact Stephanie Mangus at 513-556-7003 or via email at Stephanie.email@example.com.