Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has been named Coach of The Year for his commitment to his youth American football team, THE SNOOP DOGG ALL STARS.

The RICKY WILLIAMS FOUNDATION and POP WARNER LITTLE SCHOLARS honoured the BEAUTIFUL rapper at a recent ceremony and banquet, which also lauded the players' achievements.

Snoop chaperoned his team on a bus ride across America to the RICKY WILLIAMS CELEBRITY POP WARNER FOOTBALL GAME, in Houston, Texas, the day before last month's (FEB04) SUPER BOWL XXXVIII. The team squared off against Ricky Williams' TEXAS PRIDE and defeated the team 24-16.

During the trip, Snoop - real name CALVIN BROADUS - treated the team of seven to 10-year-olds to visits to the JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, the NFL EXPERIENCE and practice with the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS.

Snoop's nine-year-old son CORDE is a member of the Snoop Dogg All Stars team.

23/03/2004 17:42