Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          
Football 101 with Bobby Johns: Springville Road Regional Library football workshop adds high school coach, SEC referee  
What:  Football 101, free workshop demystifying football including jargon, positions, plays, penalties.
Speakers: Bobby Johns, former Alabama Crimson Tide All-American defensive back, Hewitt-Trussville High School Coach Mike Dutton, and veteran SEC referee Bob Patrick.   
When: Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Springville Road Regional Library, 1220 Old Springville Road, Birmingham, AL 35215  
For more information, call Kelly Laney at (205) 226-4081
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Football 101 with Bobby Johns, a workshop taking place on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Springville Road Regional Library, has added two new guests: a veteran high school coach and an SEC referee.
Johns, a former University of Alabama defensive back and two-time All-American, is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, and will demystify some of the most common football jargon during the workshop, slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located at 1224 Old Springville Road. Call Kelly Laney of Springville Road Regional Library at (205) 226-4081 for details.
Johns, who retired as the head coach at the University of West Alabama, knows football as player, coach, and spectator. He will discuss defensive positions, plays, equipment and penalties. Joining Johns to discuss Football 101 will be Bob Patrick, a veteran referee in the Southeastern Conference, and Mike Dutton, head basketball coach at Hewitt-Trussville High School.
Dutton, who has a background in football despite coaching basketball for several years, will discuss offensive plays and positions. Patrick, who Johns says has been an SEC referee for 32 years and has a son who serves as a referee in the NFL, will share football from a referee’s perspective. All three speakers will field questions from the audience.   Light refreshments will be served and the program is open to all adults.
See a link to a story about Johns and the Football 101 talk taking place Aug. 9 at Springville Road Regional Library on the BPL web page below:
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