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Flat View Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Meeting - Tuesday, October 2 ( 5:00 pm )

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Thom Gossom is a renaissance man in love with life. He is an actor, writer, speaker, and communications consultant. He received his B.A. in communications from Auburn University in 1975. A starting wide receiver for the Tigers, from 1972-1974, Gossom was the first black athlete to graduate from Auburn University and is featured in the HBO special, Breaking the Huddle, about the integration of Southern College Football.

Gossom received his M.A. in Communications from the University of Montevallo and began his career with AT&T/BellSouth where he served on the staff of the President of BellSouth Services.He and his wife Joyce are owners of Best Gurl, inc. a unique multi-platform company committed to all forms of effective communication.

As an actor, Gossom has starred in films including Fight Club, and Jeepers Creepers 2 and Miss Ever’s Boys. On television he has been seen in The Quad, Love Is…, CSI, Boston Legal, and In The Heat Of The Night. Gossom’s writing credits include his published memoir, Walk-On: My Reluctant Journey To Integration at Auburn University, (State Street Press, 2008) and his, Slice Of Life, short story collection, (Aquarius Press 2015-2016).




Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Meeting - Tuesday, October 9 ( 5:00 pm )

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Allen Greene is in his first year at Auburn after being named the program’s 15th director of athletics on January 18, 2018. Greene served in the same capacity at the University at Buffalo from November 2015 until his arrival at Auburn. Greene’s tenure as director of athletics at the University at Buffalo is noted for success on the field and in the classroom, as well as for donor and corporate development efforts that led to an array of facility enhancements. Greene also has experience working in the Southeastern Conference, having led several important business development and fundraising functions at the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining Ole Miss, Greene spent two years working as an athletics fundraiser for Notre Dame and five years in its compliance office.
 
A graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in finance, Greene was a three-year starter for the Fighting Irish baseball team. Greene was selected by the New York Yankees in the 1998 MLB draft and played three years in its minor league system. Greene later received his master’s degree from Indiana University. Greene and his wife Christy, have three children, daughters Rian and Seneca, and son Samuel.




Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Meeting - Tuesday, October 16 ( 5:00 pm )

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Matt Stinchcomb joined ESPN in June 2009 as a college football analyst. This season, he will be teamed with Taylor Zarzour and Kris Budden to call a game on the SEC Network each Saturday. Additionally, he appears on ESPNU studio programming throughout the week.

Prior to broadcasting, Stinchcomb was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. During his five seasons with Oakland, he was a starting guard, tackle, tight end and center, and he played in Super Bowl XXXVII. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2004 to 2006. As an offensive tackle at the University of Georgia, he was a consensus All-America First Team in 1998. He was also named to the SEC First Team All-Decade Team for the 1990s.

Stinchcomb is the president and founder of the Stinchcomb Family Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that supports public children’s charities. Together with his brother Jon, a right tackle for the New Orleans Saints, and former Georgia quarterback David Greene, he hosts “Countdown to Kickoff”, an annual children’s charity event at Georgia. Stinchcomb graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998 from the University of Georgia with a bachelors degree in finance.




Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Meeting - Tuesday, October 23 ( 5:00 pm )

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Greg Byrne has been the Director of Athletics at the University of Alabama since March 1, 2017. Prior to coming to Alabama, he served as the Athletic Director at the University of Arizona from 2010 to 2017. While at Arizona, Byrne helped the Wildcats become a prominent player nationally and in the Pac-12 Conference. Prior to Arizona, he served as the Athletic Director at Mississippi State University from 2008 to 2010.

Byrne is a native of Pocatello, Idaho and received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in 1994 and his master’s degree from Mississippi State University in 2009. Byrne worked in the athletic department at the University of Oregon from 1995 to 1998. He then moved to Oregon State University where he was an associate AD for development. From 2002 to 2005, he served as the associate AD for development and fundraising at the University of Kentucky. After a stint in private business, he was named associate AD for external affairs at Mississippi State in 2006. Byrne and his wife, Regina, have two sons, Nick and Davis. Byrne’s father, Bill, was the longtime Athletic Director at Texas A&M.




Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Meeting - Tuesday, October 30 ( 5:00 pm )

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Pat Dye served as Auburn University’s Head Football Coach from 1981-1992. During Dye’s tenure, the Tigers were 99-39-4 and won four Southeastern Conference Championships. Coach Dye became only the fourth coach in SEC history to win three straight SEC titles. He received SEC Coach of the Year honors in 1983, 1987, and 1988. Coach Dye also served as Auburn’s Director of Athletics from 1981 to 1991.

Coach Dye played at the University of Georgia where he was a first-team All-SEC lineman and a two-time All-American (1959 and 1960). After graduation from Georgia, Dye played three years in the Canadian Football League. Dye became an assistant at the University of Alabama in 1965 and remained as a defensive assistant through 1973. In 1974, he was named head coach at East Carolina. In six seasons, he compiled a 48-18-1 record. He guided to Pirates to the Southern Conference Championship in 1976. Coach Dye served as head coach at Wyoming for the 1980 season. Coach Dye was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005. In November 2005, the playing service at Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn was named Pat Dye Field. Coach Dye is a native of Blythe, Georgia.

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After more than four decades as a college and NFL coach, Sylvester Croom retired in 2018. He spent the last five years as the running backs coach with the Tennessee Titans. Coach Croom joined the Titans after spending one season as the running backs coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to that job, he spent three seasons with the St. Louis Rams.

Prior to joining the Rams, Coach Croom served as the head coach at Mississippi State from 2004 to 2008. He was the first African-American head football coach in SEC history. His 2007 team went 8-5 and had a Liberty Bowl victory. Coach Croom was named SEC Coach of the Year. Prior to going to Starkville, Coach Croom was the running backs coach of the Green Bay Packers. He previously serves as an assistant with the Detroit Lions, the San Diego Chargers, the Tampa Bay Bucs, and the Indianapolis Colts.

Coach Croom was a three-year letterman at the University of Alabama and was the starting center on the 1973 National Championship team. Coach Croom was an assistant at Alabama from 1977 to 1983. Coach Croom and his wife, Jeri, are living in Mobile where their daughter, Jennifer Bates, and her family reside.




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    October 02, 2018 (5:00 pm)

    Gossom1

    Thom Gossom is a renaissance man in love with life. He is an actor, writer, speaker, and communications consultant. He received his B.A. in...

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    October 09, 2018 (5:00 pm)

    Greene3

    Allen Greene is in his first year at Auburn after being named the program’s 15th director of athletics on January 18, 2018. Greene served in the...

  • Meeting - Tuesday, October 16
    October 16, 2018 (5:00 pm)

    Stinchcomb3

    Matt Stinchcomb joined ESPN in June 2009 as a college football analyst. This season, he will be teamed with Taylor Zarzour and Kris Budden to call...

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