Fall 2009 Football Home Games Feature UH Bauer Sideline Coaches
The 2009 University of Houston football season marks the launch of the Bauer Business Leaders Program, a joint effort between the UH Bauer College of Business and UH Football that aims to connect student athletes with prominent Houston business leaders.
Each Cougar home game will feature two honorary Guest Sideline Coaches, who will attend the pre-game meal with the team and coaches, participate in all team meetings before the game, arrive to the game on the team bus, and participate in the traditional Cougar Walk with the team and the Cougar marching band and cheer team.
“Bauer is a first-class organization, and their alumni and supporters lead the business community,” said Justin Moore, assistant athletics director for football operations. “We believe this partnership will enhance the connection between UH Athletics and Houston’s business leaders, and will be a great program for everyone involved.”
Harris County Sherriff Adrian Garcia and Pi Studios owner and president Robert Erwin (BS ’95) were on hand as guest sideline coaches for the Cougars’ 55-7 season opener win against Northwestern State University.
Guest sideline coaches Jeff Allen (BS ’72), president and CEO of Integrity Financial Group, and Gerald W. McElvy (BBA ’75), witnessed the largest crowd in the history of Robertson Stadium and Houston’s win in the final moments of the Sept. 26 game against Texas Tech. View highlights from the game.
Upcoming guest sideline coaches for the Bauer Business Leaders Program include:
Nov. 21 (Time TBA) – Memphis (Guest Sideline Coaches: Peter Tumminello, executive vice president of business development and support for Sequent Energy Management; C. Gregory Harper (MBA ’97), senior vice president and group president of CenterPoint Energy Pipelines and Field Services)
Nov. 28 (Time TBA) – Rice (Guest Sideline Coaches: Mike Linn, chairman and CEO of LINN Energy; Bradley Hutchinson, Barclays Capital management director of upstream coverage)
By Jessica Robertson