The Military Bowl 2023 Honors Soldiers To Sidelines with National University 

The Military Bowl has been celebrating the United States Military in the Washington, D.C area since 2010.  This year the Military Bowl is recognizing the tremendous impact of Soldiers To Sidelines by acknowledging four DMV area Soldier Coaches presented by National University. 

The game was wet with rain but soaked with fun and fellowship.  We had a tremendous turnout with a very special tailgate powered by Mission BBQ. The food was fantastic as we celebrated a day of football coaching and military service.  

Meet the four local STS Soldier Coaches honored at the Military Bowl presented by National University


Curt Kline 

A decorated Navy veteran with over 25 years of service, Coach Kline aspires to be the best football coach he can be. Curt Kline is the assistant Offensive Line coach at Georgetown University and Soldier Coach with Soldiers to Sidelines.In only his second season coaching since leaving military service, his apprenticeship at Georgetown through Soldiers to Sidelines has been “An amazing experience and priceless opportunity to learn the X’s and O’s of football.” Coach Kline is a great example for every Soldier Coach in any sport.  

Terry Carter Jr. 

An Air Force Veteran who served for 10 years and went on two Deployments from October 2012 to October 2022 has been coaching football for 9 years total. For the past five years he has been coaching running backs at Friendship Collegiate Academy a public charter high school in D.C. 

Eric Allie 

U.S Navy Veteran with five years of military service as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate coaches running backs at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.  He has coached football at the youth and high school levels for over 16 years.  Coach Allie earned coaching internships at Georgetown University and the NY Jets through Soldiers To Sidelines. 

Dr. Deborah Ellison 

SSG (Ret.) U.S. Army Deborah Ellison recently earned her Doctorate Degree and serves as a Veteran Service Officer, Disabled Veteran Outreach Representative, and local Veteran Employment Representative.  Coach Ellison also serves as Harundale Rebels Youth Football Co-Commissioner, Fundraiser Director, Coach, and Team Mom. 

 Virginia Tech broke the game open in the second half beating Tulane 41-20.