Space Coast Gator Club Set To Welcome UF Basketball Coach Mike White To Melbourne
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Assistant Editor // June 2, 2017
June 29 AT MELBOURNE AUDITORIUM • 5 P.M.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Join the Space Coast Gator Club and hundreds of Gator fans for an evening and autograph session with Florida Gators Head Basketball Coach and SEC Coach of the Year Mike White.
Last year’s event with football coach Jim McElwain broke an attendance record for Gator Club gatherings in the state and based on the success of this year’s Men’s basketball team, this event could be even bigger.
The event with Coach White as the guest speaker will take place on June 29 at the Melbourne Auditorium starting at 5:00 p.m.
The “Gator Gathering” event is open to all Gator fans.
The Space Coast Gator Club will hand out $16,500 to their 2017 scholarship recipients as a well as recognize the entire incoming freshman class of UF 2021 from Brevard County.
All proceeds from this event benefit The Space Coast Gator Club scholarship fund.
There are several ticket options available including VIP seating.
ABOVE VIDEO: Gators guard Chris Chiozza goes coast-to-coast for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to stun the Badgers 84-83 as the final buzzer sounds in OT.
VIP tables of eight are $400.00 and VIP singles are $50.00. VIPs will actually meet coach White and get and autograph/picture with him.
Non-VIP tickets are $25.00 for Space Coast Gator Club members and $25.00 for non-members.
Everyone will enjoy dinner, a cash bar and can participate in the silent auctions, which will include autographed Gators memorabilia to include autographed basketballs signed by coach White.
Gator vendors will be also be on hand.
Following Coach White’s presentation, he will take questions from the Gator faithful in the crowd.
Space Coast Daily Sports Talk’s Alan Zlotorzynski will be emceeing the event, as well as broadcasting live prior to the events start on Space Coast Daily TV and Facebook live interviewing special Gator guests.
The success of last season will make this a tough ticket to get in the Brevard County.
In Coach White’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament, UF made an unexpected return to the “Elite Eight, and came up just a bit short in making the Final Four.
UF has been ranked as high as fourth in the country in many way too early pre-season polls for next year.
Coach White is expected to get in depth about last season and the “Elite Eight” run.
He will also give Gators fans an insider’s look into the great upcoming class of recruits for next year’s team.
In just two years, White has led Florida back to the NCAA Tournament and finished second in the SEC regular season standings.
The Gators were ranked as high as #10 last season.
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ABOVE VIDEO: It’s ways fun to look back at when a coach is hired. Here is Mike White’s introductory press conference as Florida’s Men’s Basketball Coach on May 11, 2015.
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