Inspirational Football Coach
In 1971, racial tensions ran high in Alexandria, Virginia, as three schools were integrated to form T.C. Williams High School. In a story captured by the monumentally popular Disney film Remember the Titans, Herman Boone—portrayed by Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington—faced the challenge of a lifetime in uniting black and white players from previously rival schools in the newly-created Titan football team. Read More >
The Importance of Character and Community Involvement
Building the Best Team
Remember the Titans: The Rest of the Story
"Last night was awesome. We packed the house with 400+. Coach Boone is possibly the coolest speaker we’ve ever had. He was super nice and related very well to the crowd. He even invited everyone to come by for autographs and pics. We were very happy with the entire program! He was a pleasure to work with and we’d be happy to provide you with any type of recommendation for any other school. The agency was also very impressive. The communication was superior."
"We truly enjoyed hosting Coach Boone. We really enjoyed the time he spent with us and how accessible he was during (and in between!) our scheduled events. He personalized his comments and acknowledged many of the people he had met the evening before the lunch, which made it very special. They were surprised and pleased to be included. He spoke very powerfully about his experiences with housing discrimination and very movingly about his experiences with the Titans. We were pleasantly surprised by the humor he was able to weave in to his keynote as well. He received several standing ovations."
"Boone was amazing! The USD community as a whole felt so blessed to have him come and speak!! You both are so great for helping make the event a success! We sold out and the buzz on the campus was that people thought he was engaging, funny, and so adorable! I consider myself so lucky to have the job that I do and being able to host Boone was definitely something that I will remember forever and look at as a highlight of my college career. I look forward to working with APB in the near future!"
"The program with Coach Boone was spectacular. His message was spot on and he was so gracious and generous with our student body and administrators. Thank you, thank you, thank you. American Program Bureau always comes through for us and you hit a home run with Coach Boone. We truly enjoyed him."
"We can say with certainty that everyone thoroughly enjoyed having Coach Boone here! Everyone we have spoken with has had nothing but nice things to say, how they LOVED his speech, and enjoyed his company at our luncheon. He was genuine, kind, and funny! We are grateful to Coach Boone for agreeing to be a part of our 2017 Spring Commencement."
"One of our best speakers in my 21 years of doing this event. The 780 in attendance really connected with him. Many stayed after for autographs and photos—probably more, later than at any of the previous events I have attended."
"[Coach Boone’s] presentation was excellent and we ended up with a full house! I could not have been happier with the American Program Bureau, and Coach Herman Boone. This had to be one of the most substantial and inspirational programs that we have had in our Leadership Series in a long time."
"Herman Boone was terrific. They loved him and the video is superb. There is much we can use there. Thanks for encouraging us to use him. He is the genuine article—a true coach and inspiration."