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Falcons to Recognize High School Coaches


The Falcons, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and Levy Restaurants, along with Russell and Air Tran Airways, will host the third annual Salute to High School Football Luncheon for GHSA-affiliated head football coaches at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The luncheon, held in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center, will feature a keynote address from former Falcons running back Warrick Dunn and remarks from owner and CEO Arthur Blank, president Rich McKay and head coach Mike Smith.

The Falcons will give away several prizes before presenting the 2010 Divisional Coach of the Year Awards, the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award and the inaugural Warrick Dunn Captain in the Community of the Year Award.

Coach of the Year awards will be presented to the top high school football coaches in classes AAAAA, AAAA, AAA, AA and A. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the coach who has significantly impacted high school football in the state of Georgia.

The Warrick Dunn Captain in the Community of the Year Award will recognize an outstanding varsity high school football student-athlete in the state of Georgia that demonstrates strong leadership skills both on and off the field.

During the spring of 2011, Smith and his Falcons staff will host a special football clinic for high school coaches at the club's state-of-the-art training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga.

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