Seventeenth Annual Manheim Touchdown Club Banquet
Tuesday May 19th 2015
Reception at 5:30 PM with Dinner at 6:45
Lancaster Host Resort and Convention Center
Guest Speaker Message
The Manheim Touchdown Club Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday, May 19, at the Lancaster Host Resort and Convention Center beginning with a reception at 5:30 PM. New Pitt Head Coach Pat Narduzzi will be the featured speaker. The L-L League Player of the Year will be announced at this time. The three finalists for this award are Shane Dantzler from Wilson, Colin Shank from Lampeter-Strasburg, and Chad Zunich from Manheim Central.
Brian Sourber of Manheim Township High School and Shippensburg University will receive the Dr. Gene Carpenter Award for the Small College Player of the Year and Travis Switzer of Conestoga Valley High School and the University of Akron will receive the award for the Big College Player of the Year. The Gene Upshaw Award for the College Division II Lineman of the Year will also be part of the program. The L-L League Coaches will be introduced along with the all players participating in the Tri County All Star Football game to be played Saturday, May 23, in Manheim.
Narduzzi has been nationally recognized over the past several years as one of college football brightest coaching talents. The Pitt appointment is Narduzzi’s first job as a head coach. He spent the past eight years orchestrating Michigan State’s defense. Under his direction the Spartan defenses were among the best in the Big 10 and the country. The Spartans were the only team to rank in the nation’s top 10 in total defense and rushing defense each season from 2011-14.
Working under two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year Mark Dantonio, Naduzzi has helped Michigan State to Top 25 finishes in four of the last six seasons and two Big Ten Championship appearances. Narduzzi has coached 19 first-team All-Big Ten selections. He was named the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Broyles Award, presented annually to the nation’s top college assistant coach
Prior to coaching at Michigan State, Narduzzi had coaching stints at Cincinnati, Miami of Ohio, Northern Illinois, and his alma mater, Rhode Island.
Tickets for the banquet can be obtained by going to the MTC website: www.manheimtouchdownclub.com. Click on Banquet Information; then click on Reservation Form and print form or you can call Mike Williams at 717-665-3385.