Coach to Cure MD

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Media

Welcome to Coach to Cure MD media headquarters!

Coach To Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), a professional organization for over 10,000 college football coaches and staff, and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest national charity devoted exclusively to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In 2008 the AFCA adopted PPMD’s Coach To Cure MD program as one of their charity efforts. One reason the AFCA was drawn to Coach To Cure MD was because of the unique parallels between Duchenne, a disorder which robs young men of precious muscle strength and college football, a game where young men are at the peak of their muscle strength.

The goals of Coach To Cure MD are simple: raise national awareness of the disorder and raise money to fund research for a cure. Our approach to reaching these goals is also simple. One football Saturday of each season (this year it will be on September 28, 2013) AFCA coaches nationwide agree to promote Coach To Cure MD. By wearing armbands, mentioning Coach To Cure MD during on and off-field interviews, and in some instances doing even more extensive media relations around the date, coaches are rolling up their sleeves and proudly getting involved.

Below are links to some of the press we received when Coach To Cure MD launched last Fall, as well as some of this year's press. Since that time, the program has grown and 2013 is already shaping up to be an even bigger national event with more coaches and more universities involved. We also are excited to introduce a robust grassroots program that has families, Greek organizations, high schools, and pee-wee leagues joining our team. 

To be added to the Coach To Cure MD media list or if you have any inquiries, please contact us.

 

2013 Press 

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2012 Videos

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2012 Press

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2011 Press 

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2010 Press 

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2009 Press 

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CBS 2 Chicago - Roseanne Tellez

Texas Tech Game Interview - Rachel Poysky

USA Today

Big Ten Blog - ESPN

Pac-10 Blog - ESPN

ACC Blog - ESPN

YNN - Rochester

KFSM Local 5 - Arkansas

RaginCajuns.com

Middle Tennessee State University Athletics

Ferris State University

Toledo Football

Ithaca College Athletics

Augustana Vikings

Online Athens

The Detroit News

Beloit Daily News

The Dawg's Bark

Kentucky Kernel - Pi Kappa Alpha

Toledo Blade

Carolina Tar Heels

Oakland Press

Victoria Advocate - Miami

NewOrleans.com

MySanAntonio.com - Aggie Blog

Cache Valley Daily

TVH-11 Arkansas Tech

The Ashland Times-Gazette

Ashland University Athletics

The Northwest Missourian

UCONN Football Blog

Legacy Direct's Blog

Inside USC Blog

University of Georgia - Press Conference

Unionville High School

Aggie Sports

Millersville University

CollegeFanz.com

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kent State Sports

KSL TV - Utah

High Point University

San Jose State Sports Authority

St. Joe News 

Millsaps College

Utica College

College of the Holy Cross

Check Orphan (rare disease blog)

The Delaware County Daily Times

GoDuke Football

GoDuke Football, Pt.2

Orlando Sentinel

Houston Chronicle Blog Post - Grant Meermann 

Houston Chronicle Landing Page

Houston Chronicle - Cy/Fair News - Nicholas Bullers 

Houston Chronicle - Katy News - Felix Hu

Houston Chronicle - Alief/Southwest News - Nicholas Bullers

Houston Chronicle - Fort Bend County News - Joel Poysky

Houston Chronicle - Memorial/Spring Branch News - Nicholas Bullers

Houston Chronicle - Tomball/Magnolia News - Jared Ward

KBTX - College Coaches Team Up Again In The Fight Against Duchenee Muscular Dystrophy - Max Evans

Southwest Times Record - Christian Chambers

MyCentralJersey.com - Danny Garofalo

Go Blue Wolverine - The Magazine (Michigan)

Temple University Athletics

Rhodes College

Cincinnati Community Press - Glen Este

Lehigh Football

Penfield Post

Chisago County Press

Jacksonville Sports News: College Football

Buffalo State College

Pike Service Opportunity: Coach To Cure MD

Bryant University

Bluffton University

Kalamazoo College

University of Houston

Widener University

Ohio College Football.com

2008 Press

USA Today: September 30, 2008 

The Daily Herald (Utah): http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/285931/163/ 

The Journal-Gazette (IN): http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081020/BLOGS08/810200249

The New York Times: http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/coaches-pitch-in-saturday/  

Youngstown Vindicator, OH: http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/oct/24/ysu/

The Chapel Hills News: http://www.chapelhillnews.com/sports/story/21282.html

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle: http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2008/10/23/sports/20sports_10-23-08.txt

The Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/story/267365.html

St. JoeNews.net: http://www.stjoenews.net/news/2008/oct/25/bearcat-notes-northwest-24-washburn-21/

Greeley Tribune: http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20081025/SPORTS/110259980/1012&parentprofile=1010&title="%22Future%20rests%20in%20Rams%27%20control,%22

Arizona Star Daily: http://www.azstarnet.com/sports/263601

Corpus Christi Caller Times: http://www.caller.com/news/2008/oct/23/javsnotes/

Columbus Dispatch: http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2008/10/24/osufb_notes24.ART_ART_10-24-08_C5_0BBMK3J.html?sid=101

The Memphis Commercial Appeal (TN): http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/oct/26/uofm-southern-miss-postgame/

The Washington Times: http://washingtontimes.com/weblogs/d1scourse/2008/Oct/21/friedgen-part-of-coach--to-cure-md-program/

Knoxnews.com: http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/silence/archives/2008/10/a_dying_child_a.shtml

TuscaloosaMagazine.com: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20081025/WVUA03/810260270/-1/WVUA

The Trentonian: http://www.trentonian.com/articles/2008/10/25/sports/college/doc4902ad246db81400891357.txt

NOLA.com: http://blog.nola.com/tulanesports/2008/10/tulane_football_coaches_join_t.html

Ann Arbor News MLive.com: http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2008/10/msu_assistant_draws_on_experie.html

The Orlando Sentinel: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_ucf/2008/10/oleary-among-co.html

The Covington Reporter: http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/cmv/community/31138944.html

The Tuscon Citizen: http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/football/100297.php

Video Archive

Game On! Coach to Cure MD 2009

Coach To Cure MD 2008 TV Spot

Photo Archive

Check out photos of some of last year's participating coaches.