Ehrmann playing for the Colts
Joe Ehrmann, educator, coach and social justice activist for more than 25 years, will speak on Tuesday, November 30, at 8 p.m. in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development. He will discuss “A Game Plan for Life” to motivate individuals and communities to begin making positive changes. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Ehrmann’s revolutionary concepts of team-building, mentoring and coaching are the subject of The New York Times 2003 bestseller Season of Life, written by Jeffrey Marx. An All-American football player at Syracuse University, Ehrmann went on to play professional football for 13 years -- with the Baltimore Colts, Detroit Lions and in the USFL. He was the National Football League’s first Ed Block Courage Award winner.
Parade Magazine has featured him on its cover, naming him “The Most Important Coach in America” because of
his work to transform the culture of sports by redefining the social responsibility of coaches, parents and players. In addition, he was selected as one of the “Most Influential Sport Educators in America” by the Institute for International Sport.
Beyond the realm of sports, Ehrmann has been influential in supporting social causes. He co-founded Baltimore’s Ronald McDonald House and was chosen by the Baltimore Business Journal as the “Renaissance Person of the Decade” for his dedication and commitment to Baltimore’s betterment. He is also co-founder of The Door, a community-based organization that addresses issues of poverty, systemic racism and social justice.
Ehrmann’s appearance on campus is sponsored by the Athletic Department, the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Residence Life at Neumann.
After the one-hour presentation, Ehrmann will answer questions from the audience.
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