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Speaker Schedule for the Montgomery Quarterback Club
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Dye

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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