Alvarez, Lubick to headline Coaches' Clinic

Former college head coaches Barry Alvarez and Sonny Lubick will highlight an impressive list of speakers for the 2009 Nebraska Spring Football Coaches Clinic. This year's clinic is scheduled for Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4, and the event will take place in conjunction with the Huskers' spring practice sessions.

Alvarez is the athletic director at the University of Wisconsin, after an impressive coaching career with the Badgers. In 16 seasons on the Wisconsin sideline, Alvarez guided his teams to a 118-73-4 record, including 10 seasons with at least eight victories. His Badger teams won three Big Ten titles and played in 11 bowl games, including Rose Bowl victories following the 1993, 1998 and 1999 seasons.

He is currently in his fifth year as the school's athletic director. Under Alvarez's leadership, Wisconsin has won 10 national team championships and 20 Big Ten regular-season or tournament crowns.

Alvarez played his college football Coach Bob Devaney Nebraska, earning three letters as a linebacker from 1965 to 1967. Alvarez was a part of Big Eight title teams in 1965 and 1966. Alvarez will be the headline speaker on day two of the clinic, speaking to the group on Friday evening at 8 p.m.

Lubick capped an outstanding coaching career at Colorado State in 1997. After taking over a program that won just 47 games in 11 seasons prior to his arrival, Lubick guided Colorado State a 108-74 record in 15 seasons. His Ram teams won six conference titles and played nine bowl games from 1994 to 2007.

Lubick was named the Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year four times during his tenure, and CSU ranked among the top 15 teams nationally in victories from 1997 to 2007. Lubick will headline the final day of the Coaches Clinic, speaking at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Other speakers at this year's Nebraska Coaches Clinic include four 2008 state championship coaches—Kirk Peterson of Millard West (Class A), Randy Huebert of Aurora (Class B), Mark Brahmer of Pierce (Class C-1) and Scott Porter of Blue Hill (Class C-2). In addition Hal Wasson, the head coach at Southlake Carroll High School, one of the top prep programs in the state of Texas, will take part in the clinic on Friday.

The clinic will kick off on Thursday evening with breakout sessions by members of the Nebraska coaching staff. Session I will focus on the Husker offense at 6:30 p.m., followed by a breakout with the defensive staff at 8 pm. Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini will begin Friday's activities with a welcome at 10 a.m.

Saturday's activities begin with an FCA Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by position drills from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The clinic will also allow those in attendance to watch Nebraska's spring practices on Friday and Saturday afternoon.

All sessions of the clinic will be held in the Hawks Championship Center or Memorial Stadium. Cost of the clinic is $40 per coach before Monday, March 30 or $50 after March 30 or at the door. For complete information and a schedule of the clinic visit, or call the Nebraska Football Office at (402) 472-3116.

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