Coach Day is the Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Year Award, hosted by the Charlotte Touchdown Club

As past Bronko Nagurski winners, both James Laurinaitis and Tom Cousineau will be joining him.


Deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 8th!



Preparation for the post-season will be underway for Coach Day, so he is flying in and out of Charlotte on Dec. 9 with extremely little free time.  


The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit Sports-Social organization promoting high school, collegiate, and professional football in the Charlotte  area.  Through a partnership with the Charlotte Buckeyes, they have arranged for a brief Meet & Greet at the Bronko Nagurski banquet, prior to the start of official festivitites.  


The only way to attend this Meet & Greet with Coach Day, James and Tom is to attend the Banquet; he simply has no time to travel to and from another venue.


Tickets to the event are advertised at $400; thanks to John Rocco, Executive Director of the Charlotte Touchdown Club, the price is $250 if you are a paid Charlotte Buckeye club member.  This includes the Meet & Greet, a reception with open bar, and the Awards Dinner, where Coach Day serves as the Keynote Speaker.


When: Monday, Dec. 9th

            5:00 - 5:20: Meet & Greet in private room.  Photos are permitted; no autographs at this time.

            5:30: Reception - Open bar.  Since sales of memorabilia is the primary source of scholarship money for the Touchdown Club, no one is permitted to bring items into any of their events for autographs.  They will have items, small and large, available for purchase at the reception.  This is where we can get autographs from Coach Day, James, Tom, and all Bronko Award Finalists.  Maybe Chase Young? (probably a good bet, right?) Please DO NOT BRING ANY ITEMS TO THE EVENT.  You will not be permitted into the Ballroom.     

            7:00: Awards Dinner - Buckeyes will all be seated together in the Ballroom for a plated dinner.

Where: Charlotte Convention Center


Deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 8th

If you are a Charlotte Buckeye club member:

Click Here To Buy Tickets

If you would like to join, go to


If your company is interested in being a sponsor of the Charlotte Touchdown Club, contact John Rocco directly at

In addition to a reserved table for (10) at the Bronko Awards Banquet, a sponsorship includes Corporate identification at the banquet, print and website advertising, seats to all 5 annual Speaker Series Luncheons (with speakers like Mike Schmidt, Brett Favre, Eric Dickerson, Tiki Barber and the Panthers Kick-Off Luncheon)

Two businesses can split a corporate sponsorship (and 10 seats) with all of the marketing and PR benefits for both.  If interested, DO NOT purchase tickets via the Charlotte Buckeyes.  Contact John directly.