New Grove resident and legendary college football coach Fisher DeBerry addressed the United Methodist Men regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon in the West Wing of the Grove church.

The iconic coach was introduced to the gathering by Ridgerunner football Head Coach Dennis Millican.

DeBerry, a fixture on the sidelines of the Air Force Academy football team for 27 years, touched on themes involving mentoring young people through sports, scripture, and example.

DeBerry is a former winner of the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award, the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. He is the winningest football coach in Academy history, compiling a 169-107-1 record with 12 bowl bids.