Pete Gillen To Speak At Tip-Off Luncheon Oct. 25 At Florida Tech

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EVENT WILL TIP-OFF HOMECOMING 2013

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Florida Tech anticipates the start of basketball season with guest speaker Pete Gillen at the Tip-Off Luncheon Oct. 25 in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center.

Pete Gillen (right) will speak at Florida Tech's Tip-Off Luncheon Oct. 25 in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center. (Florida Tech image)

Pete Gillen (right) will speak at Florida Tech’s Tip-Off Luncheon Oct. 25 in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center. (Florida Tech image)

The 11:30 a.m. event is part of Homecoming 2013.

Gillen, currently a college basketball analyst with CBS Sports Network, is a former college basketball head coach of the NCAA Division I Xavier Musketeers, Providence Friars and Virginia Cavaliers, and is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.

Pete Gillen, currently a college basketball analyst with CBS Sports Network, is a former college basketball head coach of the NCAA Division I Xavier Musketeers, Providence Friars and Virginia Cavaliers, and is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame. (TheSabre.com image)

Pete Gillen, currently a college basketball analyst with CBS Sports Network, is a former college basketball head coach of the NCAA Division I Xavier Musketeers, Providence Friars and Virginia Cavaliers, and is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame. (TheSabre.com image)

He was a two-sport athlete in baseball and basketball at Fairfield University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1968. Among his awards, Gillen received the 1994 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Championship Gold Medal, he was inducted into the Xavier University Sports Hall of Fame, Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame, 5-Star Basketball Hall of Fame and Jim Valvano Nike Basketball of Fame.

He was an assistant coach under Don Nelson for the U.S. national team during the 1994 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal. Also, FIT head men’s basketball coach Billy Mims and head women’s basketball coach John Reynolds will preview the upcoming season.

REGISTRATION OPENS OCT. 1

Luncheon registration opens Oct. 1 and closes Oct. 18. The cost is $25 for non-Panther Club members and $20 for Panther Club members. In a drawing, two names will be drawn to win an honorary coaching spot at one of Florida Tech’s men’s and women’s basketball home games.

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