Pro Partner Conference May 3-4, 2017

Herm Edwards

FORMER PRO FOOTBALL HEAD COACH AND PLAYER; CURRENT ESPN/PRO ANALYST

Whether it’s his faith, his family or his football team, Herman Edwards exudes passion in all areas of life. Energetic and enthusiastic, Edwards utilizes his diverse background in pro football to be one of the most informed and educated analysts on television today. In 2013, Edwards was named the Team ESPN’s Commentator of the Year and received the Walter Camp Man of the Year Award as well as the Shell Legacy Award in 2015, celebrating individuals with a legacy of charitable giving.

Born in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Edwards played professionally from 1977-86—spending nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and helping them to Super Bowl XV in 1980. As a defensive back coach, Edwards worked with San Jose State (1987-89) and at Kansas City from 1992-94, and then moved with Tony Dungy to Tampa Bay from 1996-2000. Edwards became head coach of the New York Jets in 2001, compiling a 39-41 record and five postseason contests. Rejoining the Chiefs in 2006, he became the first head coach in franchise history to go to the playoffs, posting a 9-7 record in his initial season.

Edwards and his wife, Lia, are involved in numerous charitable efforts and philanthropic endeavors. He continues to work with Catholic Big Brothers for Boys and Girls, New York, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kansas City as well as the Fritz Pollard Alliance, a conduit between pro football minority coaches and league executives. The Edwards’ also support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Kansas City.

In 1985, he founded the Herm Edwards Youth Foundation—and for 11 years, hosted its Charity Golf Classic, raising funds for the Boys & Girls Club in Seaside, California. Wanting to make an even more direct impact on the lives of underprivileged children, Edwards solicited support from friends, family, as well as players and coaches, to conduct The Herm Edwards Youth Football Camp. In June of 2016, Edwards brought his camp to Seaside, CA.

and Girls, New York, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kansas City as well as the Fritz Pollard Alliance, a conduit between pro football minority coaches and league executives. The Edwards’ also support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Kansas City.

In 1985, he founded the Herm Edwards Youth Foundation—and for 11 years, hosted its Charity Golf Classic, raising funds for the Boys & Girls Club in Seaside, California. Wanting to make an even more direct impact on the lives of underprivileged children, Edwards solicited support from friends, family, as well as players and coaches, to conduct The Herm Edwards Youth Football Camp. In June of 2016, Edwards brought his camp to Seaside, CA.

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