Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Dan Reeves has been selected to receive CLU's prestigious Landry Medal at the first CLU Circle of Friends Dinner on Thursday, March 13, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Named in honor of Pro Football Hall of Fame and Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor Coach Thomas Wade Landry, the Landry Medal was established by CLU to honor those who are an inspiration to America's youth. The recipients are individuals who provide leadership through strong Christian commitment and who distinguish themselves through the integrity of their personal lives and careers.
Reeves, the NFL's most winning active coach, has been named NFL Coach of the Year five times, most recently in 1998 as he took the Falcons to their first Super Bowl and led the squad to a franchise–best 14–2 record. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, Reeves coached the Denver Broncos from 1981–92, guiding the team to three Super Bowls, and the New York Giants from 1993–96, where he turned around a 6–10 team to an 11–5 team in his first season. Reeves, who helped lead the Dallas Cowboys to five Super Bowls, spent 15 years with Tom Landry as a player and coach during the years that the Cowboys held their summer training camp on the CLU campus.
The Circle of Friends event, which will also serve as a celebration for the University, will begin with a general reception at 6:30 p.m. For information about the Circle of Friends event, the Landry Medal or Coach Reeves, contact the University Relations Office at (805) 493–3151.