Coach Cal has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards in Tulsa tonight, June 3, 2013.[colored_box color="blue"]During the Feburary 27 Rotary weekly meeting, Eddie Sutton, former OSU head basketball coach announced this year’s keynote speaker of the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards will be John Calipari, University of Kentucky’s head basketball coach.
Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari reached the mountaintop in his third year in Lexington, guiding Kentucky to its eighth national championship and 15th Final Four. In doing so, he claimed his first national championship and his fourth appearance in the Final Four. He is one of only two coaches to lead three different schools to a Final Four (UMass-1996; Memphis-2008; Kentucky-2011, 2012).
The Wildcats rode the trademark hard-nosed Calipari defense to the title, finishing the season as the nation’s top-ranked team in field-goal percentage defense and blocked shots.