We’re very excited to announce that Herm Edwards will be our special guest speaker for the January Hospitality Breakfast.
Coach Herm Edwards is a dynamic and successful former NFL head coach who discusses how hard work and commitment are essential for a winning environment. His presentation will teach you to reach your true calling and inspire new levels of personal and professional success. Herm is also author of “You Play to Win the Game: Leadership Lessons for Success on and Off the Field.
Whether it is his faith, his family or his football team, Herman Edwards exudes passion in all areas of life. That energetic and enthusiastic attitude best defines the way Edwards approaches his role as an in-studio NFL analyst for ESPN. Edwards’ voice is fully integrated into all of the network’s platforms, from radio and digital to television broadcasts. Edwards utilizes his diverse background in pro football to be one of the most informed and educated analysts on television today.
In 2013, Edwards joined elite company as a recipient of the Walter Camp Man of the Year Award. Other notable marks in his career include speaking at the NFL Rookie Symposium and being featured on ESPN’s ‘Back to School’ segment in which he returned to his high school alma mater to coach for a day. Most recently, Edwards was named the Team ESPN 2013 Commentator of the Year.
The Fort Monmouth, New Jersey native enjoyed a 10-year professional playing career from ‘77-‘86, spending the first nine of those seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He earned second-team All-NFC honors in ‘80 and played an instrumental role on a hard-hitting Philadelphia defense that helped boost the Eagles to a berth in Super Bowl XV that season. He totaled 33 interceptions for 98 yards with one TD during his tenure with that franchise. His 33 career INTs rank as the third-best in Eagles history, just one from the team record of 34.
Edwards concluded his NFL playing career in 1986 and secured his first job with the Kansas City Chiefs in ‘89 as the recipient of the club’s Minority Coaching Fellowship. Edwards is the first graduate of the fellowship to become the head coach of the franchise for which he served his fellowship.