Sark and Staff Look Forward to Coaches Clinic

The first two weekends of spring ball have seen the Huskies take the field at 11 a.m. However, this Saturday, April 16th, the coaches and team will hit the Husky Stadium turf at 1 p.m. The reason for the two-hour delay? The Washington staff will play host to the Husky Football Coaches Clinic that will feature a wide variety of speakers from every level of football...

The schedule is run a lot like Washington's practices -- precise and energetic -- with a lot of time to talk football and network.

On Friday April 15th, the Clinic gets underway at 4:00 pm and has an outstanding coach to kick things off at 4:15 when Crespi (Encino, Ca.) Carmelite High School head coach John Mack takes the stage.

Mack has had several top recruits come from his program in recent years including TE Joseph Fauria (Notre Dame/UCLA), QB Kevin Prince (UCLA), OL Hroniss Grasu (Oregon), WR Devin Lucien (UCLA) and DE Ronald Ussery (Fresno State) among others.

Shortly after Mack concludes his time on stage, Universtiy of Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin will have the microphone.

After that, the coaches will enjoy a Dinner in the Don James Center where Famous Daves BBQ will cater the event.

To end the first night, Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. followed by a "Coaches' Social" in the Don James Center catered by Varlamos Pizzeria.

The morning events include a Continental Breakfast sponsored by Top Pot Doughnuts and, most likely to work off the calories taken in, Washington Strength and Conditioning coach Ivan Lewis will be the first speaker of the day.

He will be followed by Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) High School head coach Tony Sanchez, then Seattle Seahawks Special Teams coordinator Brian Schneider, Ferris (Spokane) High School head coach Jim Sharkey and Portland State head coach Nigel Burton to finish things off.

"We are really excited about this year's coaches clinic," Sarkisian said recently. "We have a great lineup of speakers and it will be a great event."

This is the third year of the event under Sarkisian and it has been a good chance for coaches from across the state, the region and the country to come and see how things are run on Montlake.

Here is the full article from GoHuskies if you want more information.


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