NFL Coach Dick Vermeil To Keynote 2011 International LCT Show

Posted on July 7, 2010 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

The veteran professional and college coach and national sports broadcaster will speak to operators on Feb. 14, 2011.

TORRANCE, Calif. — LCT will be offering the perfect Valentine’s Day event — well, for most men, at least.

Football coach and broadcaster DICK VERMEIL will kick off the 2011 INTERNATIONAL LCT SHOW on Feb. 14, 2011 at the PARIS LAS VEGAS.

The keynote speech will be held in the Paris convention center from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30, officially opening the three-day show themed DRIVEN TO SUCCEED.

Certainly no schmaltzy talks about relationships. So what’s not to love about that?

Vermeil's lengthy and illustrious career has many highlights. After coaching at the high-school level, he secured his first NCAA Division 1 position in 1965 at Stanford University. In 1974, he was named head coach of UCLA, leading the Bruins to a Rose Bowl Championship. Soon thereafter in 1976, he joined the downtrodden Philadelphia Eagles, discovering an unlikely football star in walk-on legend Vince Papale and guiding the team to multiple playoffs and a 1980 NFC Championship.

In 1983, after his first retirement from coaching, Vermeil took to a different kind of sideline — the broadcasting booth, serving as an NFL and college football analyst for CBS and ABC. After a 14-year NFL coaching hiatus, he returned in 1997 to coach the St. Louis Rams, leading to the franchise's first Super Bowl victory in 1999. Later he was named head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.

One of the most distinguished coaching careers in National Football League history officially concluded when Dick Vermeil announced his retirement from professional football in 2006. Vermeil spent 15 seasons as an NFL head coach and was a member of the league's coaching fraternity for 19 seasons.

In addition, Vermeil has had a prestigious career as a football broadcaster, analyzing both NFL and college games. In 2006, he was portrayed on the big screen by Greg Kinnear in the film Invincible.

Since his "retirement" from the Chiefs, Vermeil has acted as color commentator for ESPN and the NFL Network. Over the years, he and his wife have been actively involved in numerous charitable efforts, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for organizations that help families and youth, as well as disadvantaged and differently-abled people.

But before any operators head to the International LCT Show, make sure to attend the 2010 LCT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT in Chicago Sept. 28-30.

Source: LCT Events; Vermeil official biography

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