Todd Haley Honored

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley will be honored tonight by University of North Florida as the recipient of the school’s 2009 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the most prestigious honor a UNF graduate can receive from the University of North Florida Alumni Association.  Haley earned a degree in Communications from North Florida in ’91.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the University of North Florida,” said Haley, who will accept tonight’s honor in absentia due to the NFL Scouting Combine.  “I am truly humbled to receive UNF’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.  I hold my education from the University of North Florida in very high regard, and I would be proud if any or all of my children decided to follow in my footsteps someday.”

The University of North Florida has an average enrollment of more than 15,000 students and offers five colleges of distinction: the Coggin College of Business, the Brooks College of Health, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, as well as the College of Education and Human Services.

Congrats, Coach Haley!

Unlike Haley, who clearly earned the honor, hopefully one day my college will be short enough on candidates that they decide to give me an award like this or maybe even an honorary doctorate.  This way I can force people to call me Dr. Jones at all times.

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