Please join us for a special evening as we tip-off the 2006-07 Boston University men's basketball season with guest of honor and featured speaker Phil Martelli and master of ceremonies Doug Brown.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Francis D. Burke Club Room
Agganis Arena at Boston University
925 Commonwealth Avenue
Complimentary parking will be available in the Agganis Arena garage.
Please respond by Oct. 23, space will be limited.
For more information or to reserve your place at the 2006-07 Boston University Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner, contact Terrier Pride at (617) 353-3008. The cost is $100 per ticket or $1,000 to reserve a table.
PHIL MARTELLI, GUEST OF HONOR AND FEATURED SPEAKER
During his 11 year tenure with Saint Joseph’s, Phil Martelli has built the Hawks into a program that stands among the best in the Atlantic 10 and has gained national prominence. He has a career record of 222-125 and currently ranks third on SJU’s all-time list for coaching victories and fourth in winning percentage (.634). He is 114-62 in Atlantic 10 play, the most conference wins for any active coach in the A-10. Additionally, Martelli has amassed a number of coaching awards: 2004 Naismith Coach of the Year, 2004 Associated Press Coach of the Year, 2004 Rupp Cup, 2004 Henry Iba Award (USBWA), 2004 Chevrolet Coach of the Year, 2004 NABC Co-Coach of the Year and four-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (2005, 2004, 2001, 1997).
Martelli is not only recognized for his work on the court, but off the court as well. He is a dedicated leader within the community and was named “Citizen of the Year” by the March of Dimes in 2004. His alma mater, Widener University, bestowed upon him an honorary doctorate in public service in May 2004, while he received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Cabrini College in May 2006.
A 1976 graduate of Widener, Martelli served as assistant at Saint Joseph’s for 10 years prior to being named the Hawks’ 14th coach in school history in 1995.
DOUG BROWN, MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Doug Brown returns for the 2006-2007 season as the play-by-play radio announcer for the Terriers. Brown, a 1978 graduate of BU, previously broadcast Terrier basketball on radio from 1981- 95. He also announced Boston Celtic basketball for two years in the early 1990s and served as an in-studio host for WABU, channel 68 for pre-and-post-game Red Sox and Celtic broadcasts. Before returning to BU, Brown spent six years with ESPN radio, performing a myriad of duties: hosting shows, reporting from the Olympics in Sydney, Australia in 2000 and Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002, as well as the World Series, the Final Four, the NBA All-Star Game, and Major League Baseball spring training. Brown is a five-time New England Emmy nominee and an eight-time Associated Press Massachusetts and New Hampshire state winner for play-by-play, sportscasts and sports programming.