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Greg Abel selected as the 2015 CEO Coach of the Year

In an effort to bring recognition to the outstanding qualities of leadership found in America's corporate world, the American Football Coaches Foundation Board of Directors created the CEO Coach of the Year Award in 2006.

The award honors a corporate CEO who best exemplifies the outstanding leadership qualities also found in the greatest coaches in the game of football. This is the highest honor bestowed by the AFCF. Each year, the CEO Coach of the Year is presented during a dinner held at the historic Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The list of honorees is a "who's who" of the corporate world. This important fundraising initiative has raised more than $10 million for The Foundation's mission. 

The funds raised from the CEO Coach of the Year Dinner support the AFCF's education initiatives through the American Football Coaches Association's publications, website and national convention. More than 6,000 football coaches from all levels attend the national convention and 10,000 football coaches globally benefit through personal, technical and leadership development. 

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