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Athens Area Chamber of Commerce

Alabama Coach Nick Saban to Speak at Athens Chamber Dinner

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Alabama Coach Nick Saban will be the featured speaker at the 7th Annual Benefit Dinner on Tuesday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale and can be obtained by calling the Chamber at 423-745-0334 or visiting our office at 13 North Jackson Street in downtown Athens. You can also get tickets online by visiting our website,

Saban recently led Alabama to the BCS National Championship, winning for the third time in four years. He also led LSU to the 2003 BCS National Championship and Alabama to the 2009 and 2011 BCS and AP National Championships, making him the first coach in college football history to win a national championship with two different Football Bown Subdivision schools. Saban and Paul “Bear” Bryant are the only coaches to win an SEC championship at two different schools. Saban is the first coach to win three BCS Championships and is the only active coach with three national titles.

Nick Saban is married to Terry, and they have two children, Nicholas and Kristen. He graduated from Kent State University in Ohio, where he played defensive back for the football team. Saban made a cameo appearance as himself in the movie The Blind Side. He is also the co-founder, along with his wife Terry, of the foundation Nick’s Kids. This foundation has been used by the Sabans to help mentally challenged children ever since Saban started head coaching. In his first three years at Alabama, Nick’s Kids raised more than $1 million.

Previous year’s speakers have included Steve Spurrier, Bruce Pearl, Pete Rose, Kirk Cameron, Lou Ferrigno, and this past year was a tribute to the 1998 University of Tennessee National Championship football team. Our three speakers included Coach Phil Fulmer, Al Wilson, and Peerless Price.

Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
13 North Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

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