Greensboro Sports Commission
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Greensboro, NC 27403
2012 Special Awards
Top Award Recipient
Each year one of the scholarship recipients is selected from among his peers to earn the “Top Award” designation. Kevin Stanfield from Southwest Guilford High School distinguished himself in the classroom, on the football field, and in a variety of leadership roles on and off his high school campus. He is flanked above by (l-r) Elon University's Head Football Coach and keynote speaker Jason Swepson, chapter namesake and current board member Bradley Faircloth, former Page High School Head Coach Marion Kirby, and Ken Page Jr. The award was presented in memory of Coach Ken Page, Sr. by his former players and colleagues.
The keynote speaker for the 2012 Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter of the National Football Foundation was Elon University Head Football Coach Jason Swepson. Before joining the Phoenix staff in 2011, Swepson was the running backs coach at North Carolina State University under head coach Tom O’Brien where he helped the Wolfpack to two bowl appearances. Prior to his post at NC State, Swepson served under O’Brien at Boston College from 1999-2006 as the Eagles’ running backs coach. Last fall In his first season as a head coach, Swepson guided the Phoenix to five victories, including a 41-34 victory over 17th-ranked Furman. The Phoenix squad led the Southern Conference and was 14th nationally by passing for 281.45 yards per game. Defensively, the maroon and gold boasted the third-ranked passing defense in the country. Swepson has performed internships with three different NFL programs, serving as a wide receivers intern with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1998 and as a running backs intern with both the San Diego Chargers (1999) and Miami Dolphins (2000). Swepson has experience at the FCS level as well, having coached at Northeastern University (1997-98), College of the Holy Cross (1996) and the University of Rhode Island (1993). He also coached at Boston University (1994-95) and got his first collegiate coaching opportunity at Bates College (1992).
Chapter President, Sam Story, addresses the 2012 scholarship recipients who are seated stage left.
Photos Courtesy of Ariel Perez Photography