Laura Eickholz Owen Lecture: Joe Ehrmann
Joe Ehrmann, former captain of the Baltimore Colts and now an ordained minister and coordinator of the Building Men for Others program, will present a free lecture Saturday, Oct. 5, on effective parenting at Lipscomb University’s second Laura Eickholz Owen Lecture, now an annual feature of Lipscomb’s Family Weekend.
At the Owen lecture, which this year part of the university’s homecoming activities called Herdcoming, Ehrmann will discuss how parents can strengthen their relationships with their children.
Saturday, Oct. 5
Swang Business Center, Room 108
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Ehrmann was an All-American football player at Syracuse University and later captain of the Baltimore Colts in the NFL. He is serious about the game of football but even more serious about the purpose of life. Season of Life is his inspirational story as told by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jeffrey Marx, who was a ballboy for the Colts when he first met Ehrmann.
Ehrmann now devotes his life to teaching young men a whole new meaning of masculinity. As a volunteer coach for the Gilman High School football team, he teaches the boys the precepts of his Building Men for Others program: Being a man means emphasizing relationships and having a cause bigger than yourself. It means accepting responsibility and leading courageously. It means that empathy, integrity and living a life of service to others are more important than points on a scoreboard.
Ehrmann was featured on the cover of Parade Magazine as “The Most Important Coach in America” because of his work to transform the culture of sports. In addition, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport, and was named National Fatherhood Initiative's Man of the Year for his work in improving the well-being of children by helping fathers become more involved, responsible and committed to their children.