Saban, Malzahn to speak to coaches

The Alabama Football Coaches Association convention has been growing each year.

With the fifth annual convention being held at the Embassy Suites, today through Saturday, members of the ALFCA board of directors hope this is the best convention yet.

“Our goal as an organization is to promote the sport of football,” said Prattville defensive coordinator and ALFCA board member Bart Sessions. “In addition to high school coaches, our membership includes most of the college coaches in the state. This has grown every year and it’s getting bigger and stronger.
We want it to continue to grow and get better each year.”

The convention begins today with University of Alabama coach Nick Saban and Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn as two of the three featured speakers. Former Tennessee and current USC coach Lane Kiffin was originally scheduled to speak in between.

As of Wednesday, Sessions said a member of the Tennessee coaching staff will speak, but it was unclear which coach that would be.

Friday and Saturday will feature a mixture of high school and college coaches. The convention will draw to a close on Saturday with the Coach of the Year awards banquet. As part of the banquet, scholarships will be awarded to four students and six head coaches and six assistant coaches (one each from each of the AHSAA’s six classifications) will be honored as coaches of the year.