Danny and Nicky Cowley honoured at Lincoln graduation ceremony

Lincoln City’s Danny and Nicky Cowley joined hundreds of University of Lincoln graduates earlier today (September 6) at Lincoln Cathedral, where they were awarded with the Chancellor’s Medal.

The brothers were dressed in a classic gown and graduate cap to receive their award, which recognises the success and contribution they have brought to the city.

Danny Cowley receiving the Chancellor’s Medal Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Last season Danny and Nicky guided Imps to the National League title and became the first non-league side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for over 100 years.

Since their success, Lincoln City have sold almost 6,000 season tickets for this season and have one of the best home attendances in the Sky Bet League Two.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Danny previously said: “Myself and Nicky are very privileged to receive the Chancellor’s Medal. Since we’ve arrived at the club it’s been a pleasure to work closely with the University of Lincoln’s lecturers and students.”

Danny Cowley speaking after receiving his award Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

In May 2016, Danny and Nicky quit their jobs as PE teachers at a secondary school in Essex to become Lincoln City’s new full-time management team after successful spells with Concord Rangers and Braintree Town.

The graduation ceremonies run throughout the week and one of the last remaining Dam Busters George ‘Johnny’ Johnson will receive the Honorary Doctor award tomorrow (September 7).