COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD AND FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EARN MOUNT UNION $30,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

April 05, 2010

Alliance, Ohio - Larry Kehres' selection as the American Football Coaches Association's Division III National Coach of the Year combined with Mount Union College's 2000 football National Championship has earned the College a combined $30,000 in academic scholarships.

The AFCA awards a $10,000 academic scholarship for the Coach of the Year selection and a $20,000 academic scholarship to the winner of the Sears Trophy in recognition of winning the Division III National Championship.

The Purple Raiders (14-0 in '00) claimed their fifth National Championship ('93, '96, '97, '98, '00) in the last eight years last fall. Overall, Mount Union has won 68 of its last 69 games played dating back to the '96 season. Head Coach Larry Kehres has earned five AFCA Coach of the Year awards during his 15 years at the helm of the Raider football fortunes.

"One of the primary goals of the AFCA has always been to preserve and protect the game of football," AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. "Our Board of Trustees views this scholarship program as another way to achieve that goal and assist a number of schools at several levels of college football."

The American Football Coaches Association, founded in 1922, currently has more than 8,000 members around the world, ranging from the high school level to the professional ranks.

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