TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The University of Alabama football coaches' dressing room in the football complex was dedicated Thursday afternoon in honor of Samuel E. "Eddie" Conyers III of Tuscaloosa. Conyers, a native of Montgomery and a long-time Tuscaloosa resident, has since the early 1960s served as a referee/official at University of Alabama football practices.
"Obviously, it's a great honor," Conyers said. "I've known every head coach and assistant coach here at Alabama for more than forty years, and having their dressing room named in honor of me is a real privilege. I genuinely love this program, this school, and all those people who've been involved with Crimson Tide football for so many years."
Conyers, a popular after-dinner speaker to alumni groups, civic organizations and company gatherings, is retired from the University's College of Continuing Studies. He and Peggy, his wife of 47 years, have two children Â- Bubba Conyers and Donna Jernigan Â- and three grandchildren.
The naming of the football coaches' dressing room is one of 125 naming opportunities made available through gifts to the Crimson Tradition Campaign, the athletic department's facilities improvement campaign which began in March of 2002. To date the athletic department has raised $115,000,000 toward its goal of $120,000,000.