Legendary basketball coach, Bob Knight, will be this year’s special guest at Robroy Industries’ gourmet dessert reception, May 12, 2016 National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) annual National Meeting. He is a man who became an American icon by demanding and achieving excellence.
Knight is a legendary coach because he has consistently developed winners on the basketball court. He has accomplished this feat by insisting on the mastery of fundamentals, on unselfish team play, on attention to detail, on a hard work ethic, and on the principle of never making excuses. Of even greater importance, Coach Knight has devoted his remarkable career to training young athletes not only in the skills of the game but also in the skills of succeeding at life.
“I want a persistent player, not the consistent player. I want a team that is persistent, unyielding, enduring, staying with something despite obstacles.” — Bob Knight
The world is full of “ordinary heroes” achieving “extraordinary” results because they are committed to performing their jobs in the best possible way. The numbers and achievements that illustrate what Bob Knight has done for the game of basketball are there for all to see. Among his numerous achievements:
As a player for Ohio State University:
- NCAA championship (1960)
As a head coach:
- 98% graduation rate of his student athletes (compared to the national average of 42%)–-his proudest accomplishment!
- 41+ seasons as a head coach at the Division One level
- Career Record: 902 wins – 371 losses
- Established the standard for career NCAA wins (880 victories) on January 1, 2007
- Three NCAA national championships (1976, 1981, 1987)
- Five NCAA regional championships – Final Four (1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992
- Eleven Big Ten regular season championships
- NIT national championship 1979
- Inducted – Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame (1991)
- Inducted – College Basketball Hall Of Fame (2006)
- Gold Medal – Head Coach – U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team, world champions 1984
- Gold Medal – Head Coach – U.S. Men’s Pan American Basketball Team, champions 1979
- Two-time Henry Iba Award (1975, 1989)
- Naismith College Coach Of The Year (1987)
- Clair Bee Coach Of The Year (2002)
- Eight-time Big Ten Coach Of The Year
- Naismith Award For Men’s Outstanding Contribution To Basketball (2007)
- Army Sports Hall of Fame (2008)
- Indiana Hoosiers athletics Hall of Fame (2009)
Your Robroy Industries Gourmet Dessert Reception Hosts: Peter McIlroy, Rob & Shelley McIlroy, Jeff & Erica McIlroy, David Marshall, Jeff & Debby Seagle, Steve & Melissa Voelzke, Craig Mitchell, Stephanie Ellis
Robroy Industries Dessert Event Details:
- Thursday, May 12: 9:00 P.M.—12:00 Midnight
- Ballrooms A-D, Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C
- Outstanding Desserts: Fresh Fruits,vIce Cream Sundae Bar, Cordials, Specialty Coffees, Great Live Music, Old and New Friends!
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