Club Meeting – September 15, 2021

Our guest speakers were, Bill Polin, Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting coordinator, and Denise Thompson, Assoc. AD for communications.

Bill gave us a brief review of the Blue Hen’s win over Saint Francis, as well a look at this week’s game at Rutgers. His review of recruiting gave the group a picture of the challenges COVID created for our staff in 2020. Some of our most recent signing class had not met our coaches in person until they had arrived on campus this last summer.

Denise Thompson reminded the group we have not played Rutgers since 1973 and that we have 18 New Jersey high school players on our roster that are looking forward to the game.

Before and after this week’s lunch, our members were treated to a tour of the new Whitney Athletic
Center. The Club’s good friend, Jerry Oravitz, graciously conducted the tours. The Blue Hen Touchdown Club was one of 600 plus organizations and individuals that donated to building this “game changing” facility for our Fightin’ Blue Hens football program and other UD student-athletes.

Next Lunch; Friday, October 1st
Guest Coach: Greg Meyer, running backs
Guest Speaker: Chris Locke and Scott Day of SL24 Unlocke the Light Foundation
Location … Newark Country Club
Time: Food Service 11:15 AM, Program at Noon

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