Football Program To Host Coaches Clinic and Youth Clinic This Weekend

Football Program To Host Coaches Clinic and Youth Clinic This Weekend

Shreveport – The Centenary football program will host its inaugural Coaches Clinic and youth football camp on campus this weekend, head coach Byron Dawson announced.

The Coaches Clinic will be held on Friday from 9 am to 5 pm at the Gold Dome headlined by NFL star Jerry Tillery who will serve as the keynote speaker. The youth clinic will take place at Mayo Field, current home of the Centenary lacrosse and soccer programs and future home of the football team, on Saturday from 9 am to Noon.

The cost for the clinic is $40 per coach or $100 per staff and the cost per camper ages 7-18 for the youth camp is $40 and includes meals and a t-shirt.

“We are very excited about our football camp and clinic featuring local product Jerry Tillery,” said Centenary head football coach Byron Dawson. “This weekend is a great opportunity to showcase our growing program and connect with local youths in the Shreveport-Bossier community on our great campus.”

“We are so honored to have great coaches from the Centenary staff along with NFL and College stars. We are Shreveport-Bossier’s college football team and the camp staff will be made up of local notable names. It will be a great weekend”

Tillery will be joined by additional guest speakers at the clinic – Dawson, Dennis Dunn, Clint Endsley, and Jason Todd. Several current college and NFL players will serve as guest instructors at the clinic – Jarrick Bernard-Converse (LSU), Blake Shapen (Baylor), and Ar’Darius Washington (Baltimore Ravens).

Tillery, a standout at Evangel Christian Academy and Notre Dame, was a 2019 first-round draft pick by the Los Angeles Chargers and was coached in high school by Dawson. Dunn, current head football coach at North Desoto High School, is a former Evangel head coach and has won nine state championships and the 1999 national high school title. Endsley is the Offensive Coordinator at Carthage (Texas) High School, and is a five-time 4A Texas State champion. Todd is the head football coach at South Oak Cliff High School and the 2021 Division II 5A Texas state champion.

Bernard-Converse played at Evangel and four years at Oklahoma State before transferring to LSU this summer. Shapen played for Dawson at Evangel and is currently the starting QB for the defending Sugar Bowl champion Baylor Bears. Washington prepped at Evangel and played college ball at TCU.

Read more about Centenary head coach Byron Dawson here:

See the announcement about the return of the Centenary Football program here:

For more information on this weekend’s activities and a second football camp next month at Independence Stadium, click here:

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