UNC Charlotte Football Coach Will Healy to Speak at Chamber Luncheon June 20th

“Building the Winning Team from the Gridiron to the Board Room"

Published Monday, May 20, 2019

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host newly hired UNC Charlotte Football Coach Will Healy at the June PowerLuncheon scheduled for Thursday, June 20th from 11:45 to 1:15 pm. The event will take place at NorthStone Country Club  15801 Northstone Dive in Huntersville. The topic is “Building the Winning Team from the Gridiron to the Board Room."

 Coach Healy will discuss how: Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact and involves getting results. When it comes to building an effective winning team, you must include Influence and Inspiration - Influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work and Inspiration involves the ability to inspire team-mates and customers.

The Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon is Carolina Office Systems | A Xerox Company. Supporting sponsors include Schooley Mitchell, Business Today/Cornelius Today, and WSIC. Tickets for Chamber members is $25 / Non-Members $35.  Register at LakeNormanChamber.org or call 704-892-1922.

Bill Russell, President & CEO of the Chamber, is excited to have Coach Healy speak to the Chamber. “The Chamber has a great many UNC Charlotte Alumni in the area. Coach Healy makes his debut this fall as the new Head Football Coach of the 49ers. There are so many lessons which can be learned from putting together a winning team – whether that’s on the field or in the office.  Coach Healy will also share what’s ahead as they embark on another season in Conference USA play.”

Will Healy, an Eddie Robinson Award winner as the National FCS Coach of the Year, was selected as the head football coach for the Charlotte 49ers Football program this past December.  Healy, who has coached at Austin Peay State University for the last three years, is known for infusing energy and enthusiasm in his program, and engineering one of the greatest turnarounds in college football history. A gifted recruiter, he helped attract top five FCS recruiting classes in four of the last five years.

Healy joined Austin Peay in 2016, and, according to Yahoo Sports, signed the FCS’s number one recruiting class in 2017. He parlayed that talent into an 8-4 season that included a 7-1 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Governors, who had gone 1-45 over the previous four seasons, and snapped a 29-game losing streak, which was the longest in the nation. 

Healy spent seven years as an assistant coach at Chattanooga before taking over as head coach at Austin Peay. The Mocs won or shared Southern Conference Championships in each of Healy's last three seasons and made the FCS playoffs in 2014 and 2015.

A native of Chattanooga, Healy served as quarterbacks coach, wide receivers coach, passing-game coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Mocs.

Healy was a two-time all-state quarterback at Chattanooga’s Boyd-Buchanan High School. A 2008 graduate of the University of Richmond, he was a team captain on the Spiders’ 2008 FCS National Title team.


For more information, contact the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce at 704-892-1922.