Eleventh Annual Manheim Touchdown Club Banquet
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Reception at 5:30 PM with Dinner at 6:45
Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
Guest Speaker Message
In 2005, Coach Dave Wannstedt returned to the University of Pittsburgh as Pitt’s 34th head coach. In his 4th seasons as Head Coach at Pitt, Wannstedt has amassed a 9 and 4 record culminating in a January appearance in the Sun Bowl.
Wannstedt rejoined the college ranks after spending 16 seasons in the NFL. Eleven of those years were as a head coach including six with the Chicago Bears where he was the third winningest coach in the franchise’s history with 41 victories During his five years as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Miami was just one of three teams to record nine or more victories each year from 2000 to 2003.
Coach Wannstedt’s eighteen years of collegiate coaching experience include 12 winning campaigns and a 137-70-4 record with the Miami Hurricanes, USC, and Oklahoma State.
A native of Pennsylvania, Coach Wannstedt was a three-sport star at Baldwin High School. He earned All-State honors in football and participated in the Big 33 Classic All-Star Game.
2008 L/L League High School Player of the Year Finalists
James Capello – Senior – Lebanon – 6’2” – 190 – QB
Kyle Fisher – Senior – Cocalico – 6’ – 180 – RB/DB
Kyle Smith – Junior – Lancaster Catholic – 6’3” – 210 – QB
Manheim Central High School Scholarship Award Winners
Zachary R. Derr, Football
Dresdon C. Rohrer, Football, Tennis
Natalie J. Snyder, Soccer, Cross Country
Jeffrey T. Strait, Football, Soccer, Volleyball
2008 College Football Player of the Year
Big School Division I & IAA
Jared Odrick – Lebanon High School – Penn State University
Small School Division II & III
Charlie Parker – Hempfield High School – Lebanon Valley College.
2008 Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award
Sam Collins – Abilene Christian University