Wednesday, August 26th, 2009


Dinner Meeting at The Rose Bowl

We had a great meeting at the Rose Bowl on August 26th, as we kickoff the USC football season where we expect to be on January 7th, 2010….the home of the BCS National Championship Game. Thank you to everyone that attended and if you weren’t there, you missed another GREAT meeting! Click here for a photo slide show.

We all checked in under the famous neon marquee Rose Bowl sign in the Court of Champions. There we saw the names of 31 USC Rose Bowl MVP of the Game Award Winners and 19 USC members of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. From there, we began our tour of the press box and then walked onto the perfectly manicured grass field. Then we walked into the tunnel and into the same locker room that our boys will be in at the end of the season. The 22 million dollars of renovations were beautifully obvious, especially in the gigantic quarter field sized locker room. We had plenty of room to relax and socialize over drinks and a great prime rib and chicken dinner buffet.

The meeting started off with 2002 Tournament of Roses President Ron Okum talking about the what to expect for the upcoming Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship Game. He was followed by reporter Chuck Haye’s interview of 1972 USC National Championship Player Dave Brown’s stories and recollections from his days in wearing the Trojan uniform. Then we wrapped things up with ESPN’s “USC Gameday” host Harvey Hyde’s analysis
of this year’s football team and life anecdotes.

Overall, it was a GREAT VENUE with GREAT GUEST SPEAKERS and GREAT FOOD. We received comments that it was the best Trojan Coaches Club Meeting EVER. We just wanted to thank all the members and guest that attended. It is because of you that we continue to set are goals high and try to bring you the best value for your time and money. Thank you for all your support.

Keep your calendars open for early December as we are in the process of planning our Winter Meeting.

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