O’Brien Leads List of Speakers for Coaches Clinic of Champions in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa, Ala., is hosting its first ever Coaches Clinic of Champions next month. The lineup of speakers is stacked with talent from across the South, including a familiar face to Crimson Tide fans.
Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is set to be the keynote speaker at the event. During his one season with the Tide, he created a successful offense that had: the most offensive plays snapped, the second most offensive yards, the sixth most offensive touchdowns, and the seventh most yards per game this season out of all college teams, according to NCAA.com.
Hillcrest High School's head coach Jamie Mitchell is set to speak at the event as well. During his first season In Tuscaloosa, he led the Patriots to an 11-3 record, ranked second in Class 6A, Region 4, and made it to the 6A semifinals, losing to Hueytown.
Thompson High School's head coach Mark Freeman will also be in attendance to speak. His career with the Warriors has been one for the history books, securing a 72-15 overall record, a 17-2 playoff record, and three-peated as the 7A State Champions.
Mountain Brook High School's head coach Chris Yeager broke records this football season, including: most points scored, most points allowed, and highest margin of victory for this team as he led the Spartans to a Class 6A, Region 5 championship, and to the 6A semifinals where they lost to Clay-Chalkville.
Central-Phenix City's head coach Patrick Nix, well known to Alabama fans, is also on the lineup of speakers. In his second season with the Red Devils, he finished 13-1, won the Class 7A Region 2 champion, and his explosive offense went all the way to the state championship, losing to Thompson.
Mississippi is bringing five coaches to the event: Chris Cutcliffe, Toby Collums, Tony Vance, Herbert Davis, and Chris Chambliss, who record 27 state title appearances, and 15 state championships combined, according to the COC website.
Arkansas and Missouri have two coaches each along the way. Buck James, who has 7 state titles and 10 state title appearances under his belt, and Randy Sanderfurr for Arkansas; John Perry and John Roderique, who combined have 17 state championship appearances and 14 state titles according to the COC website.
The event takes place on February 25, 2022, at Valley View Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala. To see the full lineup and link to register for the event, click the link here.