Former NFL coach to speak at Chamber's young professionals event

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Former NFL coach Dick Vermeil, who will be the featured speaker at the kickoff for the Bakersfield Young Professionals group, is at Eyewitness News studios Friday, April 25, 2014, in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Cory Smith)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Former NFL coach Dick Vermeil will be the featured speaker Friday night at the kickoff for the Bakersfield Young Professionals group.

Vermeil led the 1999 St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl title and tallied a 120-109 record for the the Eagles, Rams and Chiefs in 15 years as head coach.

The BYP event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bakersfield Racquet Club, 1660 Pine St. Anyone age 21-35 can attend for $15. All others can attend for $25.

Organizer Lauren Smoot of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce says people can buy tickets through most of Friday by calling (661) 327-4421.

BYP will provide a new network for Bakersfield's young professionals, people in any industry who want to enhance their local professional experience.

"We are a group of innovative, fun, committed and proud professionals that will interact through professional development, social events, community service and a mentorship program," Smoot said in a news release.