Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          
Football 101 workshop tonight  at Springville Road Regional Library   
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:  Tonight (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—If you love college football but don’t know much about the plays, positions or referee calls, make plans to be at the Springville Road Regional Library tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 9). Former University of Alabama All-American defensive back Bobby Johns is hosting Football 101, a free workshop designed to demystify common football jargon tonight.
The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located at 1224 Old Springville Road in eastern Birmingham. 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, former 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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