We had the privilege to welcome Mike Gottfried to Rotary yesterday afternoon.  Once again, Doug Barber with the Sun Herald was present to cover the presentation.  See what Mr. Barber had to say: http://www.sunherald.com/2013/08/15/4877000/gottfried-expects-southern-miss.html
Mike Gottfried, who spent 12 successful seasons as a head college football coach, is known as one of television’s most respected game analysts.  Since 1990, he’s served as an ESPN college football analyst for ESPN’s Saturday Primetime telecasts.
Gottfried began his coaching career in 1966 as a head coach at Roseville (Ohio) High School.  His 12 years of college head coaching experience included stops at Murray State (1978-80), Cincinnati (1981-82), Kansas (1983-85), and Pittsburgh (1986-89).  He was also an assistant coach at Arizona, Cincinnati, Morehead State and Youngstown State.During his four years at Pittsburgh, Gottfried compiled a record of 26-17-2, including two wins each over Notre Dame, Penn State and West Virginia.  His total coaching record as a college head football coach is 77-54-6.
A sought after motivational speaker, Gottfried travels throughout the United States speaking at colleges, high schools and corporations. He also has spearheaded fund-raisers for charitable organizations in Alabama and Ohio.  He helped found the GMAC Bowl in 2001.
In 2010 Mike was named the Mobilian of the Year by the Cottage Hill Civitan Club for his extraordinary, positive impact on the Mobile community.  Mike and his wife, Mickey, were named the recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award by the FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division for their work with Team Focus. He and his wife, Mickey, have two children and three grandchildren.