with Tommy Amaker, Head Basketball Coach, Harvard Crimson | Q & A moderated by alum Ernie Suggs of the AJC
Date: Tuesday, April 21
Time: 6:30 - 9:30
Location: Commerce Club | 191 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta GA 30303
About our Guest Speaker:
In the seven seasons since taking over as head coach of Harvard’s century-old men’s basketball program, Tommy Amaker has reinvented the Crimson into an Ivy League power with a national presence. He has directed Harvard to a period of unprecedented prosperity in the form of three straight NCAA tournament appearances, four consecutive Ivy League championships and five 20-win seasons in a row.
Amaker was introduced as head coach by Nichols Family Director of Athletics Bob Scalise on April 13, 2007, following six seasons as head coach at Michigan and four at the helm of Seton Hall. Amaker owns a 315-210 career record: 139-71 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall. He ranks third on Harvard’s all-time wins list and has earned numerous Coach of the Year awards, including the 2013 Clarence "Big House" Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year Award, presented to the top minority basketball coach in NCAA Division I.
Before beginning his head-coaching career, Amaker won two NCAA championships and advanced to five Final Fours as an assistant and associate head coach at Duke. He was previously a four-year starter at point guard for the Blue Devils, leading the team to the 1986 NCAA title game before earning All-America honors and recognition as the nation’s top defensive player in his senior year of 1987.
Cost: Member $60 | Non-member $75
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Salad trio of baby greens, sun dried cranberries, blue cheese, mandarin oranges, candied pecans, dark balsamic vinaigrette
Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken, basil whipped potatoes, broccolini, mushroom marsala, fried capers
Warm Bread Pudding, bourbon anglaise
Iced Tea and Coffee Service