March 3, 2009
UCLA head football coach Rick Neuheisel is one of six current or former college head coaches who will travel to the Middle East to visit U.S. troops this spring on the second annual Under Armour Coaches Tour.
The tour, which will meet and greet American military personnel in Afghanistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, is scheduled to depart McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS, on May 28 and return to the United States on June 4.
"This is a chance to thank our men and women in those parts of the world who are fighting for freedom," said Neuheisel. "I am excited about the opportunity to spend time with them."
Texas coach Mack Brown, Ohio State's Jim Tressel, Troy Calhoun of Air Force, Houston Nutt of Mississippi and former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville are also will travel on the tour.
The trip is coordinated through Armed Forces Entertainment, a Department of Defense agency, and Morale Entertainment.