GWU Head Baseball Coach to Speak at Dimensions Program on April 2

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Rusty Stroupe is 2012 Character in Coaching Award Winner

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University welcomes Gardner-Webb Head Baseball Coach Rusty Stroupe as the guest speaker for the upcoming Dimensions Program. The program will take place on Tuesday, April 2 at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.

Stroupe is in his 11th season as head coach of the Runnin’ Bulldogs baseball team. He is the 2012 Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award, a national award presented annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to a coach who best exemplifies the Christian principles of character, integrity, excellence, teamwork and service both on and off the field.

The Cherryville, N.C. native has more than 20 years of college head coaching experience under his belt. In addition to his coaching career, Stroupe has written two books titled “Embracing the Chaos: Wit and Wisdom from the Self-Proclaimed Hopeless Amateur” and “Top Ten Ways to Be a Man’s Man in God’s Eyes.” He is also a regular contributor as a non-sports columnist with the “Shelby Star” newspaper (Shelby, N.C.).

Gardner-Webb University’s Dimensions programs are free and open to the public. The goal of Dimensions is to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and also to promote a sense of community. Dimensions programs are held each Tuesday at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center. More information is available at 704-406-4277.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University blends a liberal arts core curriculum with more than 55 specialized major and minor programs, a comprehensive academic experience grounded in a Christian environment of service, leadership, and intellectual freedom.