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ASA's Calabrese selected for AFCA institute

ASA coach Chris CalabreseDec. 9, 2019 - The American Football Coaches Association announced ASA head coach Chris Calabrese was among the 35 selections for the 2020 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute.

Calabrese finished his second season as the Avengers' head coach. ASA finished the season No. 15 in the NJCAA poll.

The AFCA 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute is a prestigious program aimed at identifying and developing premier, future leaders in the football coaching profession. Selected participants are invited to attend the one-day institute that features a curriculum of interactive lectures focused on topics specifically tailored to emphasize leadership in the coaching profession, ethics, influential responsibilities, career progression and family balance.

This year's class was chosen from a field of hundreds of applicants. In order to be eligible, applicants had to be born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, and must be currently serving as a high school head coach, two-year college full-time assistant or head coach, or NAIA/NCAA (all divisions) full-time or head coach. Applicants were required to submit a resume, five references and a 1,600-word article or five-minute live instructional video on an offensive, defensive, special teams or position-specific topic of the applicant's choosing back in the summer.

Members of the AFCA 2020 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute receive a stipend to assist with expenses incurred while attending the AFCA Convention, provided by the NCAA Leadership Development and the American Football Coaches Foundation.

For more information, visit AFCA.