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Dailey Given NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy Invitation

January 16, 2013
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Liberty's quarterbacks coach Joe Dailey has been invited to participate as an instructor at the 2013 NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy, which will be held Feb. 17-19 in Charlotte, N.C.

The NCAA invites football coaches, like Dailey, who have less than eight years of college coaching experience to take part in the NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy.

The event provides an opportunity for current and former NFL players who are looking to continue their careers on the football sidelines to learn leadership, management and administrative skills from football coaches at all levels.

The program, now in its third year of existence, provides 30 current and former NFL players with tools and networking opportunities for potential careers as football coaches. Many of the instructors currently have high school or college coaching positions.

"Our partnership with the NFL provides a broader base of networking and access to essential information and key influencers for football coaches who want to become head coaches," said Robert Vowels, NCAA Vice President of Student-Athlete Affairs.

The academy's sessions will include instruction from NFL, college and high school coaches, business leaders and athletic administrators. Topics include how to build a personal and professional brand, managing budgets, successful networking, media messaging, coaching contracts, building relationships in college, effective leadership, understanding the academic landscape and the interview process.

Dailey recently completed his first season at Liberty and worked directly with Big South Freshman of the Year quarterback Josh Woodrum. Woodrum also finished 13th in the voting for the Jerry Rice Award, given annually to the top FCS freshman player in the country.

Woodrum set a freshman program record during his first year on the field for the Flames in 2012 with 1,963 total offensive yards. He also recorded the second most passing yards in a season by a Liberty freshman, completing 183-of-267 attempts for 1,966 yards and 11 touchdown passes.