Jul
10
Mon
July Speakers Chesapeake High School Football Coaches @ Chesapeake Conference Center
Jul 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
July Speakers Chesapeake High School Football Coaches @ Chesapeake Conference Center

On July 12th each Chesapeake High School football coach will be given a brief period to comment on the 2017 Season.

Jul
14
Fri
2017 Golf Classic @ SUFFOLK GOLF COURSE
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Aug
8
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Aug
14
Mon
August Speaker Roy Jefferson Former Redskin Wide Receiver @ Chesapeake Conference Center
Aug 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
August Speaker Roy Jefferson Former Redskin Wide Receiver @ Chesapeake Conference Center

Our August 14th Speaker is Roy Lee Jefferson a former American football player, a wide receiver in the National Football League for twelve seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts, and Washington Redskins. During 162 regular season games, he had 451 receptions for 7,539 yards and 52 touchdowns.

Article About Jefferson From Redskin Historian

’10 for 80′ Redskins Legacy: Roy Jefferson

They called him “Sweet Pea.”

With his long, graceful strides and sure hands, Roy Jefferson was a go-to guy on the receiving end for the Redskins in the 1970s.
Playing in D.C. from 1971 to 1976, he caught 208 passes for 3,119 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was a consistent threat who helped increase the Redskins’ level of success during the historic era of coach George Allen, when they went to the playoffs five times, including an appearance in Super Bowl VII.

“He was a hard-nosed receiver whose only goal was to catch the ball no matter where it was,” Mike Bass, a Redskin cornerback who teamed with Jefferson for five seasons, said several years ago. “He was absolutely fantastic, and I don’t think he ever got the credit he deserved.”

Jefferson’s time has come. He was chosen as one of the 10 new names who are part of the Redskins’ 80 Greatest team announced this season in honor of the franchise’s 80th anniversary. It was a just reward for a man who was a key performer in D.C.

Jefferson was one of the best receivers in the league in his 12-year career, catching 451 passes for 7,539 yards and 52 scores.
He played his first five seasons in Pittsburgh, leading the NFL in receiving yards in 1968 and setting a team-record for catches the next year (67), before going to Baltimore, where he caught 45 passes in 1970 and earned a ring when the Colts beat the Cowboys, 16-13, in Super Bowl V.
But Jefferson disliked Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom and wanted out of Baltimore. He named three teams that he preferred being traded to: the Redskins, Vikings and Los Angeles Rams.

He got his wish. New Redskins coach George Allen, who had a keen eye for veteran talent, traded his top draft pick in 1971, Texas receiver Cotton Speyrer, plus two draft choices in exchange for the 6-2, 195-pound Jefferson.

Jefferson knew Allen was a conservative, defensive-oriented coach. But he was eager to play for a man who had transformed the Rams into an NFL powerhouse in the 1960s.

“I knew he was a winner, a thorough coach,” Jefferson said. “Many people think that just because you’re a receiver or you play offense that you want to go to an offensive-oriented team. That wasn’t the case. You always want to have the opportunity to perform and, indeed, my opportunities decreased when I came here to Washington.

“But I had a very strong feeling based on what George Allen had done in the past that it was going to be a winning situation, and I wanted to play for a winner.”

In Washington, Jefferson failed to match the huge numbers from earlier in his career, although he trailed only Redskins legend Charley Taylor in receptions and receiving yards during his six-year stay in D.C.

His best year was 1971, when he posted team-highs of 47 catches and 701 receiving yards, while becoming the Redskins’ primary receiver after Taylor suffered a season-ending injury in the fifth game. Jefferson made the Pro Bowl that season for the third and final time and earned All-NFC honors.

In perhaps his greatest game ever, he caught eight passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-24 win over the Rams in Allen’s much-hyped return to L.A. on Dec. 13, 1971. That victory clinched the Redskins’ first playoff berth since 1945.
Jefferson was no stranger to clutch performances. Against the Rams in 1971, he caught a bomb from quarterback Billy Kilmer and ran in for the score to erase a 7-0 deficit.

He snatched three touchdowns in the playoffs, including a 32-yarder from Kilmer in a 1972 game against the Packers that lifted the Redskins to a 7-3 lead in their 16-3 win, Washington’s first postseason victory in 30 years.

Jefferson ran a quick post route on the play, a pattern he specialized in.

“Billy was very good at throwing that pass, and I felt that I made a very good cut on it,” Jefferson said. “It’s all a matter of taking the right angle. If the timing is right and if the guy is off of you, or even if he’s in a bump-and-run, as long as you can get inside, there’s really no way they can stop it unless they just sit somebody in a spot, and that would be somewhat ridiculous.”

Jefferson also caught a few eyes off the field. When ostentatious clothing was in vogue in the 1970s, he was the Redskins’ Mr. Flamboyance. He wore pink, orange and lavender jumpsuits, bell-bottom pants, colorful velvet hats and a bag over his shoulder that resembled a purse.

“He set the trend on the team,” Taylor said. “He was the fashion king in the mod style. He wore several outfits. You name it, he had it.”

Late in his career, Jefferson starred in an action movie called “Brotherhood of Death,” a story about three African-American men who left their small southern hometown to join the U.S. Army and fight in the Vietnam War. They later returned to the U.S. and took up racial injustices prevalent in their hometown. Nearly the entire film was shot in Montgomery County, MD.

Source and Author: Mike Richman is the author of The Redskins Encyclopedia and the Washington Redskins Football Vault. He was on the blue-ribbon panel that played a key role in selecting the 10 new names who are part of the Redskins’ 80 Greatest team unveiled this season. His web site is RedskinsHistorian.com

Sep
5
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Sep 5 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sep
11
Mon
September Speaker Bryan Kersey ACC’s Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating @ Chesapeake Conference Center
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
September Speaker Bryan Kersey ACC’s Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating @ Chesapeake Conference Center

Speaking September 11th is Bryan Kersey. Kersey is the son of longtime American Basketball Association/NBA referee Jess Kersey and a native of Newport News, Va., Kersey went into the insurance business in that area specifically to leave his schedule free for officiating. He worked his first ACC game at the precocious age of 26 and would go on to be selected for 21 ACC tournaments and 20 NCAA tournaments, advancing to the second weekend nine times.

Article About Kersey’s April 2016 Promotion to Coordinator Men’s Basketball Officiating
ACC Names Bryan Kersey Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating

April 19, 2016 – GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that long-time collegiate basketball official Bryan Kersey has been named the league’s Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating.

For the past 30 years, Kersey has served as an NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Official, and has been a regular in both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. Overall, he has officiated in 20 NCAA Tournaments, including six Regionals, three Regional Finals and the 2015 NCAA Final Four. He has officiated 27 years in the ACC and has worked 21 ACC Tournaments, including seven championship games, and has called four NIT Finals.

“I am pleased to have Bryan step into this role as he brings a wealth of on court experience, superb knowledge surrounding all aspects of officiating the college game, and excellent professional business and management experiences,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “He grew up around officiating as his dad, Jess, was a 33-year official in the NBA. He is a man of integrity and has earned great respect throughout the ACC and nationally from his peers, coaches and administrators. He has the opportunity to further enhance our officiating program from a technology perspective, a teaching perspective, and most importantly, on the floor.”

“Bryan has demonstrated throughout his career a caring and respectful attitude towards college basketball and its communities,” said Paul Brazeau, ACC Senior Associate Commissioner for Men’s Basketball. “His long-time love for the game, and officiating in particular, remains evident. The ACC and all those affiliated with college basketball will be strengthened through Bryan’s stewardship and dedication.”

In addition to his ACC affiliation, Kersey has also officiated in the Big East, Big 12, American, Atlantic 10 and Colonial Conferences. A resident of Carrollton, Virginia, he is the president of Kersey, Sealey, Clark & Associates in Newport News, Virginia.

About the ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 63rd year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC on Twitter and on facebook.com/theACC.

Article Source: The ACC

Oct
3
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Oct 3 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Oct
9
Mon
October Speaker Aaron Rouse Former American Football Safety @ Chesapeake Conference Center
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
October Speaker Aaron Rouse Former American Football Safety @ Chesapeake Conference Center

Our October 9th speaker is Aaron Rouse.

Rouse attended First Colonial High School in Virginia where he excelled at many positions, including outside linebacker and wide receiver. He was named first-team Group AAA by The Associated Press and second-team by the state coaches as a linebacker. In his senior year, he was named Defensive Player of the Year in the Virginia Beach District, yet lost the state award to Kai Parham, who also played in the Beach District. He also lettered in basketball.

College career
Rouse redshirted his freshman year. At the backup ‘Field’ outside linebacker position, he finished the season with 46 total tackles (19 solo tackles) with three tackles for losses, one forced fumble and two pass deflections. He was selected to the Freshman All-American team by Rivals.com while appearing in 13 games and starting only one.

During his sophomore season, Rouse remained at his backup position at outside linebacker. He finished the season with 37 total tackles (16 solo tackles) with 2.5 tackles for losses and one forced fumble. At the end of the season, Rouse switched from weak outside linebacker to the defensive backfield at safety.

Rouse had an outstanding junior season in 2005 opening at the ‘Rover’ safety position, collecting 77 total tackles and five interceptions, which prompted him to be named a First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and one of the top safeties in the country. He was the leader of the Virginia Tech defense and elected to stay in college for his senior season. He had a reputation of hard hits, sometimes resulting in penalties.

During the 2006 season, his senior season, Rouse did not live up to the standard of performance he’d set for himself the previous season; Rouse had an extremely poor performance in the game against Georgia Tech which landed him on the bench before the end of the game. He had another disappointing performance the next week against Boston College which led to him splitting time at the safety position with fellow senior safety, Carey Wade, for a three-week stretch four games before the end of the season. He returned to the starting spot for the final four games of the season, having started ten total games for the season. Rouse finished his senior season with 57 total tackles, one forced fumble, two pass deflections and two interceptions.

Rouse finished his college career at Virginia Tech with 217 total tackles (93 solo tackles), 12 tackles for losses, four forced fumbles with one recovery, nine passes defensed and five interceptions. Rouse made 24 starts in 52 career games at Virginia Tech.

Professional career
ered the 2007 NFL Draft as one of the top prospects at safety with his unmatched combination of size, strength and speed. At 6’4, 223 pounds, he ran 4.59 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. While his physical attributes impressed scouts, his lackluster senior season drastically reduced his draft stock; Rouse was projected by many as a late first-round to second-round draft pick.

Rouse was drafted in the third round (89th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. On June 8, he signed a 4-year, $2.3 million contract with the Packers. Rouse was cut by the Green Bay Packers on September 23, 2009.

Green Bay Packers
After an injury to starting safety Nick Collins, Rouse made his first NFL start on November 11, during a 34-0 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. On November 18, Rouse recorded his first interception, when he picked off a Vinny Testaverde pass on Carolina Panthers’ opening possession in a 31-17 victory over the Panthers. The following week, in a 37-26 win over the Detroit Lions, Rouse recorded his second career interception in just his second career start. He was nominated for the week 12 Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week award for his performance against the Detroit Lions where he made a key game-changing interception against fellow rookie Calvin Johnson. He finished his rookie campaign with 25 total tackles (22 solo tackles, two assists), four pass deflections and two interceptions while playing in 11 total games, starting in three of them.

Rouse entered the 2008 season as the backup strong safety behind starter Atari Bigby but an injury to Bigby during the Week 2 matchup at Detroit promoted Rouse to starting strong safety for the Packers third game of the season against the Dallas Cowboys and the fourth against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After sustaining a knee injury in the 4th quarter against Tampa Bay, Rouse was inactive for the Packers next contest against the Atlanta Falcons. With Bigby also still out with an injury, Rouse was reinserted into the starting line up for the next two games against the Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts. Against the Colts, Rouse had seven tackles, two pass defenses, and an interception which he returned 99 yards for a touchdown, tying the longest interception return in Packers history. He was named NFL Defensive player of the week for that performance. After Atari Bigby returned from injury, Rouse returned to his backup role for the next couple of games until he was injured after his interception in the Monday Night Football game at New Orleans. Rouse was inactive for the next contest vs Carolina.

Rouse again entered the season as a backup but started in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals in place of the injured Atari Bigby. He recorded 9 tackles, 2 assisted, in the game. However, he was released from the team on the following Wednesday, September 23, 2009 and replaced by Matt Giordano.

New York Giants
Rouse was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants on September 24, 2009 after Kenny Phillips was placed on injured reserve. He was released on March 6, 2010.

Arizona Cardinals
Rouse signed with the Arizona Cardinals on August 3, 2010. He was waived on August 18.

Omaha Nighthawks
After being released by the Cardinals, Rouse signed with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League for the 2010 season.

Virginia Destroyers
Rouse continued with the UFL for the 2011 season, joining the Virginia Destroyers for the 2011 season. A highlight of Rouse’s time with the Destroyers was the 2011 UFL Championship Game, in which Rouse recorded three interceptions en route to a 17-3 win; Rouse was designated the game MVP.

Nov
7
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Nov 7 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Dec
5
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Dec 5 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Jan
2
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Jan 2 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Feb
6
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Feb 6 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Mar
6
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Apr
3
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Apr 3 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

May
1
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
May 1 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Jun
5
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Jun 5 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Jul
3
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Jul 3 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Aug
7
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Aug 7 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sep
4
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Sep 4 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Oct
2
Tue
Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am
Board Meeting Back Row Left: Mickey Carey, David Martin, Glenn Hampton, Jerry Gaines, Buddy Bagley, Jim Cleavenger, Martin Oliver, Bill Fink

Middle Row Left: Janet Wenger, Burke Craver, Phil Johnson, Dave McManus, Linwood Nelms, Louis Tayon

Front Row Left: Bobby Clifton, Steve Johnson, Carolyn Bernard

@ 11:30 am
Marriott Hotel
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320