Football Coach and Inspiration for Remember the Titans Movie to Speak at Business Club Meeting

Herman Boone to be featured speaker at BCA Triangle breakfast on February 20.

Raleigh, NC, February 18, 2009 --( Herman Boone, the former high school football coach who became well-known for the movie, Remember the Titans, will be the speaker at the Business Club of the Triangle (BCA Triangle) February breakfast event. The breakfast, sponsored by Brier Creek Country Club, will be held at the Brier Creek CC clubhouse on February 20.

In 1971, racial tensions ran high at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, as three schools merged to form a newly integrated one. Out of this experience the story of Remember the Titans emerged; and an undefeated football team was born. They won the state championship that year. While there have been about 30 more Virginia state championship games since then, that 1971 season, coached by Herman Boone, will always be special.

“Coach Boone has a very inspirational and timely message to share with our members,” said Penn Shore, president of BCA Triangle. “In a time of adversity for many of our members and their businesses, I know Coach Boone’s message of overcoming struggles and moving forward despite hard times will be one we won’t soon forget.”

About Herman Boone
After beating out local favorite and successful coach Bill Yoast of the formerly all-white Hammond High to become head coach of the Titans, Boone faced the challenge of a lifetime. Although honored by his appointment, he had to endure racial intolerance and the disapproval of Yoast’s supporters. However, after putting their prejudices aside, the two coaches worked together to unify the team - a team whose former rivalry was only exacerbated by the strain between the black and white players. The team came together to form a bond with a common vision - to win football games. Through hard work and inspiring his coaching staff and players, Coach Boone led his team to the state championship that season. Today, Boone is retired but continues to motivate and inspire audiences with his presentations on respect, teamwork and community involvement.

About the Business Club of the Triangle
The Business Club of The Triangle is a national membership driven business development organization that serves the middle market business community. With each BCA member being exclusive in their business category, BCA puts its members together in a variety of environments where they can build relationships and generate revenue with other members and their customers. BCA provides training, tools, strategy and support to generate measurable results for its members. For more information on the Business Club of the Triangle, contact Penn Shore at (919) 612-9458 or visit their website at

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