A Knight with the Legends – February 9, Tickets on Sale Now
Please join us for a very exciting and unique event, “A Knight with the Legends”, that will be happening in the St. Joseph’s JPII Center the evening of Saturday, February 9th.
St. Joseph’s Catholic School will be hosting an exciting slate of Hall of Fame college football coaches as they share stories and experiences in a question and answer style forum. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime to hear from four football legends!
Tickets are available, with all sales benefitting the Knights Football program. General Admission for the Speaker Panel is $20 per person, as well as a $50 Premium Ticket, which also includes dinner and a meet and greet with the coaches before the panel.
Speaker Panel will be from 6:00-8:00 PM, with the Premium Ticket events beginning at 4:30 PM.
For more information, please contact Head Football Coach Jon Wheeler.
Coach Mike Ayers, Wofford College: Concluded a 30-year head-coaching career at Wofford and a 44-year overall coaching career on Dec. 13, 2017. He finished with 218 career victories, which landed him 3rd All-Time in Southern Conference history. He led the Terriers to 10 playoff appearances and five Southern Conference Championships during his tenure. He was also the recipient of the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year in 2003 and named Southern Conference Coach of the Year five times. On March 28, 2018, Coach Ayers was inducted into the Southern Conference Hall of Fame.
Coach Willie Jeffries, South Carolina State University: Concluded a 29-year head-coaching career and a 34-year overall coaching career in 2001. He finished with 180 career victories and won three Black College National Championships and seven Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships. In 1979, he became the first African American hired as a Head Football Coach at a Division 1 football program at Wichita State University. In 2010, Coach Jeffries was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. On May 5, 1988, the Governor of South Carolina Carroll Campbell presented Coach Jeffries with the Order of the Palmetto. This is the highest civilian honor in the state of South Carolina and is awarded to those citizens who make achievements of statewide impact. He was also awarded the companion honor of the Order of the Silver Crescent by Governor Jim Hodges on October 13, 2001. This is awarded to those who make community or professional accomplishments of local significance. Finally, on Dec. 6, 2018 Coach Jeffries was presented with the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) Contributions to College Football Award during the Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPN.
Coach Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt University and Furman University: Concluded a 16-year head-coaching career and a 34-year overall coaching career on July 14, 2010. He finished with 89 career victories. Coach Johnson led Furman to three playoff appearances and two Southern Conference Championships during his 8-year tenure. In 2001, he led the Paladins to the NCAA Division I-AA National Championship game. He was named AFCA National Coach of the Year in 2001 and named Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 1999, while at Furman. During his 8-year career at Vanderbilt University, Coach Johnson helped to build Vanderbilt to a competitive program in the Southeastern Conference. In 2008, he led Vanderbilt to its first Bowl game since 1982 and first Bowl victory since 1955. Also in 2008, he was named SEC Coach of the Year. In 2009, Coach Johnson was inducted to the Furman University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Coach Jimmy Satterfield, Furman University: Concluded an 8-year college head-coaching career at Furman and a 29-year overall coaching career in 2003. He finished with 66 career victories at Furman. Coach Satterfield led Furman to four playoff appearances and three Southern Conference Championships during his 8-year tenure. In 1988, he led the Paladins to win NCAA Division I-AA National Championship game. He was named AFCA National Coach of the Year in 1988 and named Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 1989. Coach Satterfield finished his coaching as the Head Coach at Lexington High School from 1996 to 2003. He finished with 74 career victories at Lexington and lost to Dorman in the 2000 State Championship game. In 2015, Coach Satterfield was inducted to the Furman University Athletic Hall of Fame.