Guest Sideline Coaches

Published on September 15, 2009

Fall 2009 Football Home Games Feature UH Bauer Sideline Coaches

Guest sideline coaches Randy Giles, CEO for UnitedHealthcare, and Richard G. Rawson (BBA '72), president of Insperity and chairman of the UH Bauer Dean's Executive Board, were on the field during the Oct. 24 Homecoming game vs. SMU, which UH won, 38-15.

Guest sideline coaches Randy Giles, CEO for UnitedHealthcare, and Richard G. Rawson (BBA '72), president of Insperity and chairman of the UH Bauer Dean's Executive Board, were on the field during the Oct. 24 Homecoming game vs. SMU, which UH won, 38-15.

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.

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Excitement filled the air in the Coaches' Club before the Sept. 26 game against Texas Tech, which the Cougars won 29-28. Pictured from left are Bauer College Alumni Association past president Matthew Houston; guest sideline coach Jeff Allen, president and CEO of Integrity Financial Group; Dean Arthur Warga; guest sideline coach Gerald W. McElvy, president of ExxonMobil Foundation; and UH athletic director Mack Rhoades.

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)

For a complete and up-to-date schedule of upcoming Cougar football games and ticket information, click here. To see a video about Bauer’s support of Cougar Athletics, click here.

By Jessica Robertson