SIAC Coach and Player's of the Year

Coach of the Year
Willie Slater - Tuskegee University

Willie Slater, SIAC Coach of the Year in 2007, was appointed head football coach at Tuskegee University on January 17, 2006. Slater has 30 seasons of coaching experience, including 24 years at the collegiate level. Eighteen were as an offensive coordinator. A five-time NCAA Division II National Assistant Coach of the Year, he has five Division II national championship rings. Slater has had the pleasure of coaching numerous players who have taken those skills to the NFL - playing for teams such as the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins and several other teams.

Offensive Player of the Year
Jacary Atkinson - Tuskegee University

Defensive Player of the Year
Curtis Johnson - Clark Atlanta University

Curtis Johnson is a 2007 Daktronics All America defensive end. The Lauderdale, Florida native finished first in the nation (NCAA Division II) in tackles for loss with a 2.5 average per game and he also finished first in pass sacks with a 1.2 sacks per game average. He led the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) in both categories and finished second in total tackles with 112. As a participant in the 83rd Annual East-West Shrine Football Game this season, Johnson was the first player in the history of CAU Athletics to participate in this game, recognized as one of the premiere and most prestigious postseason college football events in the nation. In addition, Johnson was also named to the Black College All-America Football Team by the Sheridan Broadcasting Network.

2006 Award Winners

2005 Award Winners

2004 Award Winners

2003 Award Winners

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