Football and faith showcased as Coach Pees returns PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 June 2014 08:14
The defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, Dean Pees, will be the featured presenter at the "Gridiron Men's Gathering" on Saturday at Bowling Green Nazarene Church. The football coach will discuss how he balances his faith in God while working in a professional football world.
Pees, a graduate of Bowling Green State University has been with the Ravens since 2010 and was part of the 2013 Super Bowl Championship for the Baltimore club.
The Gridiron event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. and includes a grilled Belleville steak dinner and an optional football skills challenge.
The program is designed for both men and boys. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Casual attire is welcome. Tickets, priced at $25 each, are required for admission. It will be held at the church, 1855 Gorrill Road, Bowling Green.
Pees is a Dunkirk native and coached at various universities. He was the head coach at Kent State University (1998-2003) prior to joining the New England Patriots. His other collegiate assignments included Miami (Ohio), Findlay, Toledo, Notre Dame, Navy and Michigan State. He also served as first an assistant (1973-74) and then head coach (1975-78) at Elmwood High School.
In 1979 he was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Findlay when the team won the Division II National Championship.
Interestingly in the 1983 season at Miami, Pees coached John Harbaugh who is now the Ravens head coach.
The public is invited to hear the spiritual connection of this coach who has found success at every level during his career.

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