The Coaches Luncheon is a recognition event that showcases the coaches, student-athletes, supporters, volunteers, and honorees for their commitment to the long-standing tradition of Circle City Classic®.
The Coaches Luncheon
One of the main events of the 39th annual Circle City Classic® weekend, the luncheon will take place on Friday, September 22, at 11: 30 a.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Since its inception in 1987, The Major Taylor Award has been presented to African American athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, and officials who not only make a significant local and national contribution to youth but also encourage excellence in future generations. Past recipients are Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Muhammad Ali, Jerry Rice, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, Coach Tony Dungy, Tamika Catchings, and Robert Mathis. To date, IBE has given over $5 million in scholarships to Indiana students.