Hall of Fame coach who played at UNCW to speak at banquet

Hall of Fame coach who played at UNCW to speak at banquet
Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells to his players during the first half of the Midwest Regional final game against Auburn in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Source: Charlie Riedel)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will be the keynote speaker at the UNCW men’s basketball team’s tip-off dinner Sept. 19.

The dinner will be held at the Burney Center at 7 p.m.

“We’re very excited that Coach Calipari is going to speak at our tip-off banquet,” UNCW coach C.B. McGrath in a news release.

A 2015 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Calipari has compiled a 708-209 record during head coaching stints at UMass, Memphis, and Kentucky.

As a player, Calipari appeared in 25 games in two seasons at UNCW in 1978-80 before transferring to Clarion (Pa.).

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