CANTON, Ohio (March 23, 2014) - Kyle Flood, head football coach at Rutgers University, will be the speaker at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on Monday, March 24.
The famed luncheon club celebrated its landmark 50th year last season and continues to be held at Tozzi’s on 12th, 4210 12th St. NW, Canton.
The club meets every Monday from September through May, concluding with a golf outing and annual dinner May 19. Lunch is served starting at 11 a.m., with the program beginning at 12:10 p.m., concluding at 1 p.m.
Flood, who brings Rutgers University into the Big Ten, kicks off a string of football speakers whose names are well known to grid fans. Luncheon Club president J. D. Graham announced the club finalized its slate for the rest of this season.
Flood will be followed by head football coaches Terry Bowden, University of Akron, March 31; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State University, April 7; Urban Meyer, Ohio State University, April14 and Brady Hoke, University of Michigan on April 21.
Basketball coaches scheduled are Keith Dambrot of Akron on April 28 and Bob Huggins of West Virginia on May 3. The final speaker on May 12 will be from the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns.
Flood was named the 29th head coach at the Birthplace of College Football on January 31, 2012.
Flood’s first year as head coach of the Rutgers football program was as memorable as any first-year coach in Rutgers’ 144 years of football. Flood guided Rutgers to its first BIG EAST Championship, earned BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors and won more games (nine) than any rookiehead coach in RU history.
Flood came to Rutgers after three seasons at the University of Delaware, where he helped the Blue Hens to a 30-11 record, including a 15-1 mark in 2003 en route to the NCAA FCS National Championship and a share of the Atlantic 10 title in 2004.
Prior to his three seasons at Delaware, Flood was offensive line coach at Hofstra from 1997-2001. While at Hofstra, he helped the Pride earn berths in the NCAA FCS playoffs in 1997 and 1999-2001.
Flood, a 1993 graduate of Iona College, was afour-year letterwinner for the Gaels and earned First Team All-Liberty Conference honors in 1991 and served as team captain in 1992.
Flood was a 2013 inductee into the Iona College Goal Club Hall of Fame.
Flood’s first college coaching position came in 1995-96 as offensive line coach at Long Island University-C.W. Post. Flood began his coaching career at St. Francis Prep in 1993.
Flood and his wife, Amy, are the proud parents of three children, Kyle, Isabella and Joseph.
The cost of the Monday meals also remains thesame, $12 for members and $22 for non-member guests of members.