FOOTBALL 101: Trojan women get inside look at Troy program

Published 3:00 am Friday, July 20, 2018

The Troy University football program held it’s sixth annual Troy Football 101 Women’s Clinic on Thursday night inside the stadium tower of Veterans Memorial Stadium.

There was a record amount of women on hand to learn the ins and outs of the Troy University football program.

“This is one of my favorite events,” said head coach Neal Brown. “It’s an opportunity for our fan base and, more importantly, the women that follow our program to see us behind the curtain. They can see us not only as a football coach, but as a husband and father.”

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Admission to the event was $25 per person and all the money raised went to the Christian Love Center. The event was presented by the Troy Regional Medical Center.

“They (Christian Love Center) do a wonderful job helping the youth in our community,” Brown said. “I am really appreciative of the support by Troy Regional.”

Women in attendance were treated to dinner, drinks and they also were able to learn various drills that their favorite football team does on a daily basis during the football season.

“It’s great fun,” said Cathy Beckett. “This is the fourth year that I have been and I get to see people that I don’t normally get to see. You kind of get an insight into the coaches and I have been able to see what some of the plays are.”

Along with mingling with the coaches, the participants were also able to learn the drills along side their favorite Troy football players.

“It’s good for them (players) to see the excitement that is being generated right now,” Brown said. “They get some good feedback and a lot of their mothers are here so it’s a chance for them to hang out in a different environment.”

Each year this event has signaled the unofficial start to football at Troy University. In just two weeks, the Trojans will hit the field for practice.

“Two weeks from today we are starting practice,” Brown said. “It gets on us fast. You get so compartmentalized when you are in a football program. In winter you deal with recruiting and then you go into your off season program and then you have spring recruiting and summer. Our guys and coaches are ready to get rolling on the third.”