Official 2000 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association/University of Illinois Clinic & Banquet

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Featuring... Tony Dungy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC Central Division Champs
Head Coach
Keynote Speaker

March 30-April 1, 2000
Clarion Hotel
Champaign, Illinois

Tony Dungy
In his fourth season as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tony Dungy has directed one of the National Football Leagues most feared defenses to a Central Division Championship. Long considered one of the league’s top defensive minds, Dungy’s four-year coaching record of 35-29 (.547) is the best winning percentage of any Buccaneer head coach. Dungy’s list of coaching accomplishments includes producing the club’s first playoff appearance in 15 years, tying the team record for wins in a season and posting the franchise’s first playoff victory since 1979.

Dungy, whose defensive units typically finish among the NFL’s elite, guided his troops to the NFL’s number two ranking in overall defense, the unit’s best finish in 19 years. Tampa Bay’s average of 271.6 yards allowed per game ranked first in the NFC, marking the Bucs first top conference rating since 1979. Following the ’97 season, Dungy was selected as the Professional Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club for his accomplishments in turning the Buccaneers into legitimate playoff contenders.

Since arriving in the Tampa Bay area, Dungy and his wife, Lauren, have been very active in community affairs. Dungy has done extensive work as a speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action. Additionally, he has been a large supporter of a variety of children’s charitable programs such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs and foster parenting organizations.


1973-76University of Minnesota, player
1977-78Pittsburgh Steelers, player
1979San Francisco 49ers, player
1980University of Minnesota, Defensive Backs Coach
1981Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive Assistant Coach
1982-83Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive Backs Coach
1984-88Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive Coordinator
1989-91Kansas City Chiefs, Defensive Backs Coach
1992-95Minnesota Vikings, Defensive Coordinator
1996-99Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Head Coach

Ron Turner
Turner has just completed his third year with the Illini, a year that pronounced the coming of age of Illinois football. After 0-11 and 3-8 seasons in his first two years in Champaign, Turner took his 1999 squad to an 8-4 overall record, and the team’s first bowl appearance since 1994. The Illini’s 63-21 win over Virginia in the Bowl turned many heads and earned the squad a top-25 ranking in the AP poll, also for the first time in five years.

The 1999 Fighting Illini football season saw the team defeat ninth-ranked Michigan and 25th-ranked Ohio State on the road for the first time in school history. The Illini made the biggest jump in the Sagarin ratings, from 91st in 1998 to 15th in ’99. With the 63 points scored against Virginia, the Illini became the highest scoring team in school history with 388, surpassing the 1902 team who had the record with 380 in 13 games. Turner’s offensive explosion also saw sophomore quarterback Kurt Kittner break Jeff George’s 10-year-old record with 24 touchdown passes in the season. Eight players were named to the 1999 all-Big Ten team, including second-team picks Ray Redziniak and Marques Sullivan.

Turner was named the 21st head coach in Illinois history in December, 1996 after spending four seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Chicago Bears. Turner helped the Chicago offense break club records for passing yards and produced a 1,000 yard rusher and receiver in the same season in 1995. In his inaugural season at Illinois, Turner’s offense paved the way for record-setting Illini halfback Robert Holcombe, who broke nine Illinois records and became the school’s all-time leading rusher.

Turner entered the professional ranks in 1993 after spending 16 seasons at the collegiate level, serving as offensive coordinator at Stanford and USC prior to compiling a 7-4 record in one season as head coach at San Jose State. The Spartans posted their best mark in six years under Turner, averaging more than 400 yards and 30 points per game.

The California native began his coaching career at his alma mater, Pacific, in 1977 and has served at Arizona, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, USC, Texas A & M, Stanford and San Jose State, including three seasons as offensive coordinator under Dennis Green at Stanford.

A second-team junior college All-American wide receiver at Diablo Valley, Turner transferred to Pacific and led the Tigers in receiving in 1975 and 1976.

Credit for Coaches from Loyola Marymount University
Semester units of non-degree, Professional Development Credit will be offered by Loyola Marymount University. Courses are designed and evaluated at the graduate level for students who have baccalaureate degrees and appropriate teaching credentials. A letter grade and official transcript will be issued upon completion.

Credit tuition is in addition to clinic fees. $75 for one credit or $225 for three credits can be paid at the clinic with MasterCard, VISA, or personal check. District approval is recommended prior to credit enrollment.

The Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

For complete course information and credit requirements, call the instructor, Don Jacobs at 1-800-762-0121.

Illinois Coaching Staff

Ron TurnerHead Coach
Tim KishDefensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Jim HelmsRunning Backs Coach
Harry HiestandOffensive Line Coach
Craig Ver SteegQuarterbacks Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Osia LewisDefensive Ends Coach
Peter McCartyDefensive Tackles Coach
chris greenDefensive Backs Coach
Greg McMahonSpecial Teams Coach/Tight Ends Coach
Robert jacksonReceivers Coach


  • Tony Dungy – Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ron Turner – Head Coach of the University of Illinois
  • Eric Sugarman – Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Chicago Bears
  • Chuck Klausing – Head Coach (Retired) Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Bob Reade – Head Coach (Retired) Augustana College
  • Evening Cookout
  • FCA Breakfast – Tony Dungy – Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Speaker
  • Hall of Fame Banquet – Tony Dungy, Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Speaker
  • 6 College Speakers
  • 20 High School Speakers
  • 6 Illinois High School State Champion Speakers
  • Thursday afternoon University of Illinois football practice (3:30 PM)
  • Friday afternoon on the field demonstrations by the University of Illinois football staff
  • Social hour

High School Speakers
BILL BREDENJerseyville High School
DON BROWNSeneca High School
BILL CONNELLQuincy (Notre Dame) High School
KEVIN CRANDALLRochelle High School
DENNY DIERICXGeneseo High School
MICHAEL DURRAHNorth Chicago High School
ROBERT EDENCahokia High School
JOHN ELDER (ASSISTANT)Sherrard High School
DENNIS GATCHELMacon (Meridian) High School
GARY GROUWINKELYork (Elmhurst) High School
BRIAN HASSETTPrairie Central High School
DAVID LENTI (ASSISTANT)Mt. Carmel (Chicago) High School
AL MARTINDuQuoin High School
MIKE NOLLMcHenry High School
GREG POHLMANCarrolton High School
DALE SCHABERTElgin Larkin High School
AL SCOTTSimeon (Chicago) High School
GERALD TEMPLESMattoon High School
MIKE TRACEYUnited Township (East Moline) High School
HUD VENERABLENormal (Community) High School
State Champions
STEVE KENYON, Off. Line CoachNaperville Central High School
MIKE LALORStillman Valley High School
FRANK LENTIMt. Carmel (Chicago) High School
DAN SHARPJoliet Catholic High School
EVERETT STINEByron High School
JAMES UNRUHCarthage High School
College Speakers
HARRY HIESTANDOffensive Line Coach, University of Illinois
CHUCK KLAUSINGHead Coach (Retired), Indiana, Pennsylvania
GREG McMAHONSpecial Teams/Tight End Coach, University of Illinois
JAY PETERSONLinebacker Coach, Northwestern University
BOB READEHead Coach (Retired), Augustana College
RON TURNERHead Coach, University of Illinois
Pro Speakers
ERIC SUGARMANAssistant Athletic Trainer, Chicago Bears
TONY DUNGYHead Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thursday, March 30, 2000
 Exhibitors Set Up
 University Hall (Clarion)
 Memorial Stadium
8:00-9:45 PMBOB READE, Augustana College (Retired)
 “Wing T Offense + Building and Maintaining a Football Program”
 Alumni Room
 CHUCK KLAUSING, Indiana, PA (Retired)
 “Defensing the Wing T — New Things I See in the Wing T”
 Ohio-Michigan-Wisconsin Room
 GREG McMAHON, University of Illinois, Special Teams/Tight End Coach
 “Special Teams”
 Iowa-Indiana Room
 HARRY HIESTAND, University of Illinois, Offensive Line Coach
 “Offensive Line — Drills and Techniques”
 Patio – East and West (3rd Floor Clarion)
Friday, March 31, 2000
6:00 AMEXHIBITORS SET UP – University Hall
7:00 AMREGISTRATION – University Hall
8:45-10:00 AMJAY PETERSON, Northwestern University, Linebacker Coach
 “Technique, Drills, and Reads for Linebacker Play”
 Alumni Room
 HUD VENERABLE, Normal (Community) High School
 “Option from the Shotgun”
 Ohio-Michigan-Wisconsin Room
 ROBERT EDEN, Cahokia High School
 “Three Programs with 6 Coaches - Cahokia’s Practice Organization and Off Season Programs”
 Iowa-Indiana Room
 BILL BREDEN, Jerseyville High School
 “Veer Offense/Splits May Be the Difference”
 Radisson Suite Hotel Section A
 BILL CONNELL, Quincy (Notre Dame) High School
 “4/4 Defense Fronts and Coverage at Quincy (Notre Dame) High School”
 Radisson Suite Hotel Section B
 BRIAN HASSETT, Prairie Central High School
 “Play Action Passing Game”
 Patio – East and West (3rd Floor Clarion)
10:00-10:20 AMVISIT THE EXHIBITORS - University Hall
10:20-11:35 AMDAN SHARP, Joliet Catholic High School – State Champs 4A
 “The Running Quarterback Gives You a 4-Back Offense”
 Alumni Room
 KEVIN CRANDALL, Rochelle High School
 “Rochelle Wing T - Our Best Two Series”
 Ohio-Michigan-Wisconsin Room
 MICHAEL DURRAH, North Chicago High School
 “Developing the High School Linebacker - Key Reading the Offense”
 Iowa-Indiana Room
 AL SCOTT, Simeon (Chicago) High School
 “Developing the Receiver”
 Radisson Suite Hotel Section A
 DENNIS DIERICX, Geneseo High School
 “Putting Together the Offensive Game Plan”
 Radisson Suite Hotel Section B
 GREG POHLMAN, Carrolton High School
 “Keeping It Simple”
 Patio – East and West (3rd Floor Clarion)
11:35-12:35 PMLUNCH – On Your Own – Visit the Exhibitors
12:40-1:50 PMFRANK LENTI, Mt. Carmel (Chicago) High School – State Champs 5A
 “Setting the Tone for the Season”
 Alumni Room
 GARY GROUWINKEL, York (Elmhurst) High School
 “Adding Trips to Your Passing Game”
 Ohio-Michigan-Wisconsin Room
 MIKE TRACEY, United Township High School (East Moline)
 “Changing From the 50 to Even Front”
 GERALD TEMPLES, Mattoon High School
 “Our Power Series”
 Radisson Suite Hotel Section A
 AL MARTIN, DuQuoin High School
 “Defensive Preparation for the 4-3 Defense”
 Radisson Suite Hotel Section B
 DENNIS GATCHEL, Macon (Meridian) High School
 “Adapting the 5-2 to Multiple Offenses”
 Patio – East and West (3rd Floor Clarion)
2:05-3:15 PMDAVID LENTI, Defensive Coordinator, Mt. Carmel (Chicago) High School
 “Adjusting the 50 Package to an 8 Man Front”
 Alumni Room
 STEVE KENYON, Offensive Line Coach, Naperville Central – State Champs 6A
 “Zone Blocking and Drills”
 Ohio-Michigan-Wisconsin Room
 ERIC SUGARMAN, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Chicago Bears
 “Becoming a 2nd Half Team”
 Iowa-Indiana Room
 DALE SCHABERT, Elgin Larkin High School
 “Our Best Five Plays”
 Radisson Suite Hotel Section A
 DON BROWN, Seneca High School
 “Combating the Defensive Keys/Reads in the Wing T”
 Radisson Suite Hotel Section B
 JOHN ELDER, Assistant Coach, Sherrard High School
 “Younger Coaches — What Am I Getting Into”
 Patio – East and West (3rd Floor Clarion)
3:45-6:00 PMILLINOIS PRACTICE – Memorial Stadium – No Pads
 Great West Hall – Memorial Stadium
7:30-8:40 PMEVERETT STINE, Byron High School – State Champs 3A
 “Byron Football — Family Style”
 Ohio-Michigan-Wisconsin Room
 MIKE LALOR, Stillman Valley High School - State Champs 2A
 “Stillman Valley — Practice Planning and Option Football”
 Alumni Room
 JAMES UNRUH, Carthage High School – State Champs 1A
 “Carthage 5-2 Defense”
 Iowa-Indiana Room
 MIKE NOLL, McHenry High School
 “Play Action Passing Game”
 Patio – East and West (3rd Floor Clarion)
9:00-10:00 PMRON TURNER, Head Coach, University of Illinois
 Subject TBA
 Midwest Ball Room
 University Hall
 All Coaches Welcome
 Patio – East and West (3rd Floor Clarion)
Saturday, April 1, 2000
 Speaker: TONY DUNGY, Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 All Coaches Welcome – Please sign up at registration
 University Hall
8:30 AMREGISTRATION – Lobby of the Clarion
9:15-11:30 AMTONY DUNGY, Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 Subject TBA
 Midwest Ballroom – Clarion
 Speaker: TONY DUNGY, Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 (Sign up at registration – Part of package)
 University Hall

Hall of Fame Inductees
John J. Arreazola
Tom Bauman
Rod Butler
Robert Naughton
Gary Olson (deceased)
William Richardson
Jack Stoudt
Don Wyzgowski
Jerry Zimmerman

1999 Ray Eliot Award
Phil Acton

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