#219 – Barry Alvarez



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 219 - Barry Alvarez

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about what they learned from their coaches in school and now apply those lessons as parents. Then they bring the University of Wisconsin Athletic Director, Barry Alvarez.

Barry Alvarez knows a thing or two about what it takes to win. Alvarez started out as a high school coach before he became the head coach at the University of Wisconsin. Now Barry is the athletic director at the same university. Before college, Alvarez led the 1978 Mason City, Iowa, high school football team to a state championship. He applied the things he learned at Mason City to each of his following positions in football. Now he is teaming up with U.S. Cellular to find another outstanding high school coach.

At U.S. Cellular, they know how important it is to have a strong connection in the “Middle of Anywhere.” That’s why they have built our network to work where others don’t, and that’s also why they are proud to honor these local coaches through our Most Valuable Coach program. The Top 50 coaches and Final 15 coaches will be featured and voted for at TheMostValuableCoach.com and the top two will be honored at the Under Armour All-America Game live on ESPN, plus earn $5,000 for their schools.

We chat with Barry about the work he is doing with U.S. Cellular, football, and fatherhood.


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