Nov. 8, 2006
Former University of Notre Dame head football coach Gerry Faust will serve as the guest speaker for the 86th University of Notre Dame Football Banquet.
The banquet, sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley, will be held Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, in the north dome of the Joyce Center on the Notre Dame campus. A reception on the concourse and a silent auction in the Monogram Room both begin at 5:45 p.m. EST and the dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.
The program will include a special video tribute to the 2006 Irish squad – as well as a series of awards honoring members of the Notre Dame team.
Tickets are now on sale at $42 each (a table for eight is $336) and can be ordered at the Joyce Center second-floor ticket window, by phone (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) by calling 574-631-7356 (fax to 574-631-0854), or by writing to Ticket Office, 113 Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Order forms also can be printed from Notre Dame’s athletic web site, www.und.com. Checks should be made payable to University of Notre Dame Football Banquet. Requests must be received by Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. All tickets will be distributed through Joyce Center will call the night of the event.
Proceeds benefit the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Scholarship Fund.
A three-time letterwinner as quarterback at the University of Dayton, Faust went on to 18 spectacular seasons (1963-80) as head coach at Moeller High School in Cincinnati (Ohio) where he produced a 174-17-2 record that included seven unbeaten seasons, four mythical national prep titles and five Ohio state high school titles in his last six years. In five years at Notre Dame (1981-85), his 30-26-1 record included a 1983 Liberty Bowl victory over Doug Flutie-led Boston College and a 1984 Aloha Bowl appearance. After resigning following the ’85 season, Faust spent the next nine seasons (1986-94) as head coach at the University of Akron. He later joined the development staff at Akron. Faust is author of two books – The Golden Dream and Tales From the Notre Dame Sideline.