WACO, TEXAS – Monday morning the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced their list of participants for the "AFCA 35 under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute" presented by the American Football Coaches Foundation and NCAA Leadership Development. The conference will take place in January in Charlotte, N.C. Named to that list is Anna Maria College head football coach Dan Mulrooney.
This year's class was chosen from a total of 138 applicants. In order to be eligible, applicants must have been born after January 1, 1983, and must be currently serving as a high school head coach, a two-year college full-time assistant of head coach, or an NAIA/NCAA full-time assistant or head coach. Applicants were required to submit a resume, five references, and a 1,600-word article on an offensive, defensive, special teams, or position-specific topic of the applicant's choosing.
The selected participants are invited to attend the one-day institute, which features a curriculum of interactive lectures focused on topics specifically tailored to emphasize leadership in the coaching profession, ethics, influential responsibilities, career progression, and family balance.
"I want to congratulate (Coach Mulrooney) on being selected to participate in the 2018 AFCA 35 under 35 Coaches' Leadership Institute." Todd Berry, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, said, "As a promising young coach, your development is of the utmost importance. From ethics and professionalism to leadership and hiring, this program will focus on values involved with being a successful leader as a football coach. We are excited that he will be a part of it and look forward to seeing him."
Coach Mulrooney has been selected to speak at the event in January.
"I am humbled and honored to be selected to the AFCA 35 under 35 Leadership Committee." Coach Mulrooney said, "I'm thankful to the committee for choosing me and I am thrilled to be in the same category as these other great coaches from all around college football. Coaching is the best profession for so many reasons and I'm excited to meet the other great coaches in the committee."
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