Krzyzewski to receive Wooden Leadership in Coaching award

from news releasesAugust 13, 2013 

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will receive the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award at "An Evening with the Legends of the Game" event in Washington, D.C. Sept. 24. The custom designed award will be presented by Nan Wooden, daughter of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.

“Coach K represents exactly what the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award is all about,” said executive director Bob Geoghan, “whether coaching the Blue Devils or Team USA, he is passionate and inspires his teams to win.”

Former Duke standouts Tommy Amaker and Grant Hill as well as Phil Chenier and Paul "Red" Jenkins will be inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the ceremonies. Other notables expected to attend include: Morgan Wootten, Kevin Grevey, Mike Brey, and Danny Ferry

Women’s basketball

UNC: No. 7 North Carolina will be one of four women's basketball teams included in ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon when the Tar Heels host No. 3 Tennessee on Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m., on ESPN2.

Women’s soccer

UNC/Duke/Wake: 22-time national champion North Carolina leads a group of seven ACC teams ranked in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Women’s Soccer Preseason Top 25.

The Tar Heels are ranked No. 1, while Duke came in at No. 7 and Wake Forest is ranked No. 15. The strong preseason showing follows a 2012 postseason that saw the ACC match its record of nine teams in the NCAA Championship field for the second straight year.

Men’s soccer

UNC/Wake/Charlotte: The North Carolina men's soccer team has been selected No. 4 in the preseason poll announced Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Coming off an appearance in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals last season, the Tar Heels are poised for another trip to the College Cup after winning the 2011 national championship.

Wake Forest was also ranked No. 17 and Charlotte was named No. 21 in the preseason rankings.

Men’s lacrosse

UNC: Pat Myers, one of the brightest young minds in collegiate lacrosse coaching, has been promoted by University of North Carolina head men’s lacrosse coach Joe Breschi, to the position of associate head coach, effectively immediately. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Breschi.

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