The Showtime Sports production A Game Of Honor, a documentary focused around the Army-Navy football game that also featured the inspiring story of SUNY Maritime football head coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes, himself a Navy graduate, won three Emmy Awards at the 33rd Annual Sports Emmys held on April 30.
“It was a special privilege for me and my wife Johanna to be at the Sports Emmys with the Showtime/CBSSports.com team and to celebrate the victory with them, which was so well deserved,” said Kendrick-Holmes. “We were just as nervous during the announcement as before any rivalry game kickoff!”
Johanna Kendrick-Holmes has a SUNY connection as well, currently working in the SUNY System Administration Office of Strategic Planning.
The feature won Emmys for Outstanding SPORTS DOCUMENTARY, Outstanding SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT – EPISODIC and Outstanding NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING with CBSSports.com. The New Approach Emmy win was for the collaborative effort between SHOWTIME and CBSSports.com on the A Game Of Honor multi-part web series.
That web series, which can be found in its entirety by following this link, had two webisodes debut in late November 2011 that featured the unique story of Kendrick-Holmes’ call to duty to serve with the U.S. Naval Reserve in Afghanistan at the conclusion of the 2010 Maritime football season.
“SHOWTIME and CBSSports.com did a tremendous job of telling the story of how Army-Navy Football ties into our overall national defense,” added Kendrick-Holmes. “To have the story of my family and the Maritime football team represent the stories of the many Reservists and their families and jobs was an honor.”