CIAA Football media day coming mid-July

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CHARLOTTE, NC (June 12, 2019) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will begin the 2019 football season with its annual Football Media Day on Thursday, July 18th at the Holiday Inn – Valley View in Roanoke, Virginia. Each of the CIAA’s twelve head football coaches and a returning player from each school will discuss the outlook of their respective programs and expectations for the upcoming season. This year’s event will be highlighted by the release of the CIAA preseason football all-conference team along with the predicted order of finish and television schedule for the 2019 season. The circuit will also feature additional sessions for Q&A between head coaches, players, and the media. CIAA Football Media Day will open at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude with remarks from CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. “We’re excited to kick off another year of CIAA football with our annual media day event. Not only is it a great opportunity for the coaches and student-athletes to talk about their expectations for the 2019 season but it’s also a chance for them to engage the local communities of Salem, Roanoke, and the surrounding areas through our annual youth football clinic,” said Commissioner McWilliams. “This year marks the 150th anniversary of college football across the country and we look forward to celebrating this milestone by highlighting our conference’s rich football tradition and continuing to live the legacy that the CIAA has established since its inception.” As in previous years, the media day activites will also feature community service engagement as the CIAA, its head football coaches, and student-athletes will host a free youth football clinic (ages 7-13) on Wednesday, July 17th at Salem Football Stadium (1008 Texas Street, Salem, VA). Clinic will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Those interested in participating in this year’s clinic will need to register HERE by no later than Friday, July 5th. Any media outlets interested in covering this event are welcome to attend. This year’s event will be made available on the CIAA Sports Network ( Media interested in covering the 2019 CIAA Football Media Day can submit a credential request via (Note: space will be limited). Deadline for requesting credentials is Thursday, July 11th. For more information and to get the latest updates on the CIAA Conference, visit , like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. 2019 CIAA Football Media Day – Schedule of Events Wednesday July 17, 2019 Event Time Location CIAA Youth Football Clinic 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Salem Football Stadium 1008 Texas Street Salem, VA 24153 Thursday July 18, 2019 Event Time Location CIAA Football Media Day Circuit 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Holiday Inn – Valley View, Roanoke, VA

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