Oct 03, 2012
Contact Football Camps Coach Jim Catanzaro Is In Contention For The Liberty Mutual Coach Of The Year
Coach Jim, Catanzaro, Contact Football Camp Director, is currently second place in the race for winning the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award and Contact Football Camps encourages past campers to vote for him and show their support.
San Rafael, CA (P.R. WEB) September 13, 2012
- Contact Football Camps
' director and head coach at Lake Forest College, Jim Catanzaro, has been nominated for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. This award recognizes college football coaches who demonstrate sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence both on and off the field. Endorsed by the College Football Hall of Fame, the program awards one winning coach from each NCAA division (I-FBS, I-FCS, II, and III) with $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, a $20,000 grant to each school’s alumni association, and the Coach of the Year trophy. Coach Catanzaro, if deemed winner, will donate to Benny’s World, a pediatric Brain Cancer research center.
“Contact Football Camps congratulates Coach Catanzaro on this nomination, Mike de Surville Vice President of US Sports Camps stated. “His track record at the collegiate level and with our youth camps, prove he is a coach of sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility, and excellence.”
Along with a demonstrated high level of enthusiasm, passion, and energy, Coach Catanzaro
brings playing and coaching experience from a wide variety of institutions at both the scholarship and non-scholarship levels. Under “Coach Cat’s” direction, the Foresters have re-written the Foresters record books. In 2011 the Foresters broke 25 school records. Records fell in team categories in offensive and special teams categories, while individual performances appear on the top 5 all time lists in offense, defense, and special teams categories. The youthful Foresters provided exciting football, claiming their first victory against Beloit College since 2007, and increasing their win-streaks against Knox (2) and Lawrence University (5). In addition, the Foresters also saw themselves within a single score of the lead in the fourth quarter in all but two of their conference losses. At the time of his appointment, Catanzaro entered the MWC as the youngest head coach in the conference. Prior to being named head coach, Catanzaro served as the defensive coordinator for the Foresters. During his tenure, Lake Forest defenses were consistently ranked at or near the top of the conference each season.
Active football coaches in all NCAA divisions with a winning record are eligible to receive the 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. The winner in each division is chosen using a combination of fan votes and votes received from members of the 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Selection Committee.
About US Sports Camps
US Sports Camps (USSC)
, headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of NIKE Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.