Long-time assistant coach George Belu is receiving American Football Coaches Association’s 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award.
Belu’s successful career in coaching that’s lasted over 4 decades won him the distinct award.
The Ohio native was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1982 and says winning the award is special to him.
"This award is special to me because I am being honored by my peers,” Belu said. “I was fortunate throughout my career to be associated with outstanding people. All of the head coaches I worked with had great ideals and were high character people, and consequently, because of that, all of the coaching staffs and players that I worked with were hard workers with excellent character because of that leadership. I enjoyed being a coach and had an amazing career because I feel that I never really worked a day in my life.”
The AFCA Board of Trustees created the Outstanding Achievement Award to recognize members, past and present, who have achieved outstanding success while coaching football.
The sports hall of Famer began coaching in 1965 and has had coaching stops including Miami (Ohio), Colorado, LSU, Indiana, Wake Forest and Ohio State.
The AFCA was founded in 1922 and has more than 11,000 members globally, and includes members ranging from high school sports to the professional level.
The purpose of the AFCA is to maintain the highest possible standards in football and in the coaching profession and to provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters that pertain to football.
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