March 24, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Joe Philbin, offensive coordinator of the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers, will join former Florida head coach Urban Meyer and current Oregon head coach Chip Kelly as a guest speaker to the 2011 Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic.
Philbin recently completed his eighth year in the NFL, all with the Packers, and fourth season as Green Bay's offensive coordinator.
Named to his current position by Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy on Jan. 15, 2007, Philbin continued a rapid ascent up the professional coaching ladder. He originally joined the Packers on Feb. 10, 2003, as assistant offensive line coach, then spent 2004 and '05 as tight ends/assistant offensive line coach, and was promoted to offensive line coach on Jan. 17, 2006.
In his four seasons at the offensive helm, Philbin has directed both a productive and sound unit. The team's 1,703 points from 2007-10 are the most in franchise history over a four-year period.
League-wide, the offense has ranked in the top 10 in total yards and total points each year, joining the New England Patriots as the only teams in the NFL to accomplish that feat. The point total is third in the league over that span, trailing only New England (1,944) and New Orleans (1,736).
In addition to Philbin, Kelly and Meyer, each member of the Notre Dame coaching staff and a pair of head coaches from two of the top high school programs in Ohio and South Carolina will make presentations. Mickey Wilson, head coach at Myrtle Beach High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Rick Finotti, head coach at Saint Edward High School in Cleveland, Ohio, will serve as guest speakers.
This year's clinic will be held on Notre Dame's campus March 24-26 and is open to all football coaches interested in receiving an advanced gridiron course taught by some of the top football coaches in the country.
Chalk-talk sessions will provide attendees with an excellent opportunity to become familiar with various coaching techniques and a chance to know the coaches and other participants.
In addition to the various presentations, participants will get an exclusive look at the 2011 Fighting Irish football team as the squad practices twice during the clinic. Coaches' socials both Thursday and Friday evenings, a BBQ dinner on Friday and a tour of the Notre Dame Stadium locker room are all included. Local vendors and exhibitors will also be present during the weekend.
Spots are filling up fast and this year's attendance is expected to approach 1,000 participants. Reservations are currently being accepted. For more information or to download registration forms, check out NotreDameCoachesClinic.com or contact Chad Klunder in the Notre Dame football office at (574) 631-8643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.