FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on Tuesday night received the Tuss McLaughry Award from the American Football Coaches Association in Nashville.
The award, established in 1964, is the organization’s highest honor and is presented to distinguished Americans in recognition of outstanding service to others.
“Coaches are parental figures,” Mueller said during the ceremony according to information posted on the FBI website.
“They reinforce the importance of hard work and dedication; of selflessness and fair play; and of character, humility, and leadership.”
“Everyone remembers their favorite coach and the lessons they learned,” Mueller said. “You as coaches contribute to a legacy of sportsmanship and solidarity…of discipline and dedication…of toughness in the face of adversity. That lasting impact is every coach’s legacy.”