NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk State senior football player Reggie Garrett was nominated for and accepted into the NCAA Future Football Coaches Academy, which runs Jan. 6-8 in Nashville, Tenn.
Garrett, who will earn his bachelor's degree in building construction from NSU this Saturday, is one of 30 college players nationwide who will participate in the academy next month. The NCAA Future Football Coaches Academy (FFCA) is an educational forum where individuals who have recently completed their collegiate eligibility, and have a desire to enter the college football coaching profession, will learn about and explore football coaching careers with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. By achieving the following objectives, the academy is educating participants on the various aspects of securing, managing and excelling as a coach at the intercollegiate level.
- Participants will consider how their personal values intersect with football coaching opportunities.
- Participants will better understand how behavioral styles impact individual effectiveness as a football coach.
- Participants will be provided with information on personal growth and development within entry level football coaching positions.
- Participants will learn a realistic view of the role of an entry level football coach in collegiate athletics.
- Participants will examine the viability of pursuing a career as a football coach.
- Participants will network with football coaching professionals from NCAA member institutions.
During FFCA, college football head coaches will be assigned to spend time with the participants in an attempt to get to know them on a more personal basis as well as introduce them to fellow coaches and the various aspects of the American Football Coaches Convention.
Garrett was a four-year letterwinner for the Spartans' football program. Originally a quarterback, Garrett spent his last three seasons at wide receiver. He caught 73 passes for 815 yards and four touchdowns in 29 career games before sustaining a season-ending injury on Oct. 6 of this past season.