TFAC President Tim Lavin



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I am humbled and honored to have been elected to serve as President for the 2017 – 2018 Trojan Football Alumni Club Board for a second time. The TFAC Board of Directors is a dedicated group of men I have had the privilege of working with the past 12 years.  I have stayed involved with club activities because I believe in the camaraderie that unites us as one brotherhood.  We are the few fortunate young men that stepped into a tradition and continued to build a heritage and a legacy that has endured and thrived for over 125 years.  Millions have dreamed of walking through the famed LA Coliseum tunnel, but only a select few were chosen to perform.  These are ties that bind us forever.

Fight On!
Tim Lavin
USC Football  1988 - ‘91
Class of 1992

TFAC President's Bio - Tim “Mad Dog” Lavin:
Tim Lavin entered USC as a Freshman in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration in 1992. Lavin was a recruited walk-on for the Trojan football team and after his second season earned that coveted scholarship and a regular place on all special teams and his fullback position. 
Lavin in action. Vintage VHS footage:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96RjZDTYnoM
In 2013, Tim published his first book; WALK-ON U: The Shocking Truth Behind Football’s Unsung Underdogs.  The book, along with countless local and national television and radio interviews, gave voice to, and shed light on issues which ultimately pushed walk-ons into the training table conversation and the April 15, 2014 vote to allow walk-ons to eat with their scholarship teammates without having to pay the cover charge for the first time in Division I college football history. 
Tim started his own company, Mad Dog Promos, in the late 1990’s.  Specializing in logoed apparel, staff uniforms and promotional products & giveaways, Tim has worked with professional sports teams in MLB, NFL, and NBA as well as some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the world including Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems.
As President, Tim is determined to make this the best year in our history with seven home game TFAC Tailgate Parties and our “50th Annual TFAC Golf Tournament,” on June 8, 2018!Would you be so kind as to help us and donate to the club?  Every gift, no matter the size, will help us achieve our goals.  

TFAC Committees

Awards - Chair: Crawley
Committee Members: Lavin
Board Meeting Coordinator - Chair: Brown
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By-Laws - Chair: McPartland
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Event Speakers - Chair: Spino
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Fall Banquet - Chair: Tingley
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Finance - Chair: Lavin
Committee Members: Damascus, Miller, Martin, Spino, McPartland, Brown

Golf Tournament - Chair: Jennison
Committee Members: Capone, Crawley, Tingley, Damascus, Spino
Heritage Tunnel - Chair: Spino
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Heritage Tunnel Shirts - Chair: Lavin
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Homecoming - Chair: McPartland
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Insurance - Chair: Brown
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Membership - Chair: McPartland
Committee Members: Capone
Memorial - Chair: Lewis
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Promotional Items/Apparel - Chair: Lavin
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Salute to Troy - Chair: Mazur
Committee Members: Capone
Spring Game - Chair: Spino
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Spring Practice BBQ - Chair: Spino
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Tailgate - Chair: Lavin
Committee Members: Martin
TFAC Connect - Chair: Brown
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Web Site - Chair: Capone
Committee Members: Martin

Want to get involved?

The Trojan Football Alumni Club board meets monthly through out the year to discuss, plan, recap and continue the clubs heritage. If you are interested in getting involved, please click below to fill out the contact form.