FOX Sports Analyst and Former Head Coach Dave Wannstedt To Host “Chalk Talk” Lunch
FOX Sports analyst and former NFL and college football head coach Dave Wannstedt will join Florida Citrus Sports for a “Chalk Talk” lunch event at Camping World Stadium on Wednesday June, 21. Wannstedt will share behind-the-scenes stories and insight from his life in the game of football, including a Q&A potion with the audience.
The lunch will be held in the East Indoor Club of the stadium from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Florida Citrus Sports members who renew by June 15 will receive complimentary admission. Members can purchase additional tickets for the event for $25 each or a table (8) for $175. General admission tickets for the event are $50 and $300 for a table (8).
Wannstedt joined FOX Sports in 2014 as a college football analyst following a 39-year coaching career at both the college and professional level. With FOX Sports he covers both college football and the NFL working on shows including “FOX NFL Kickoff”, “Pro Football Weekly” and Big Ten Network’s “Big Ten Football and Beyond” as well as hosting his own show on Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s “SportsNet Central: Inside the Huddle with Dave Wannstedt”.
He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Pittsburgh, in 1975 where he spent four years as a graduate assistant before taking over as the defensive line coach at Oklahoma State in 1979. Following stops at USC and Miami (FL), Wannstedt made the jump to the NFL where he served as the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator from 1989-1992, where he became a Super Bowl champion following their Super Bowl XXVII victory against the Buffalo Bills, 52-17.
He was named the Chicago Bears head coach in 1992, replacing Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, and spent six years leading the Bears on the sidelines. He then joined the Miami Dolphins organization for six years as the defensive coordinator/assistant head coach before eventually becoming the head coach following Jimmy Johnson’s resignation in 2000.
He returned to the college ranks in 2005 to become the head coach where his career started, at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent five years leading the Panthers, leading them to a Big East Championship in his final season (2010).