Cozza Statue To Be Unveiled

Cozza Statue To Be Unveiled

Former Yale Coach Going to Miami Oct. 22-23


OXFORD, Ohio - Former Yale Football Head Coach Carm Cozza, the winningest coach in Ivy League history and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, will be honored at Miami University on Oct. 22 and 23 for being one of the "Cradle of Coaches."

Cozza, one of three former Miami players included in that weekend's events, will have his statue unveiled in a noon ceremony at Yager Stadium prior to the Miami-Ohio University football game. He will also be introduced to the crowd during the game.

A generous gift from the family of Thomas P. Van Voorhis has provided the statues for Miami University's Cradle of Coaches Plaza. The statues honor Miami graduates who have earned recognition as national collegiate or professional coaches of the year and/or been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Paul Dietzel and Weeb Ewbank are the other former Miami players included that weekend. Earl "Red" Blaik, Paul Brown, Ara Parseghian, John Pont and Bo Schembechler will also have statues unveiled during the fall of 2011.

The Cradle of Coaches Plaza was first inspired by a generous gift from Miami graduates and long-time supporters Bob and Marian Kurz.

Cozza was sculpted by renowned artist Kristen Visbal of Lewes, Delaware. Visbal was selected for that project through an international competition, and her works can be found throughout the United States.