Hickory Native Coach Rick Barnes To Speak At Hickory Sportsman’s Club

CONOVER, NC (May 15, 2019) — The Hickory Sportsman’s Club will hold it second and final meeting of the 2018-2019 Season at 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Rock Barn Country Club & Spa. The distinguished guest speaker will be RICK BARNES, Head Basketball Coach of the SEC Conference Tennessee University Volunteers. Coach Barnes is a Hickory native who led the Volunteers to the Division 1 Sweet Sixteen this past season [ranked #1 for several weeks], is a two-time National Basketball Coach Of The Year, and won the prestigious Naismith Coach Of The Year Award in 2003.

He coached Texas from 1998 to 2015, taking the team to the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons with the Longhorns, as well as a Final Four in 2003.

Barnes previously coached at George Mason University, Providence College and Clemson University. He is a 1977 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University where he was a member of the basketball team.

Coach Barnes is a Christian. He has two children with his wife, Candy.

A Press Conference will be held at 5:30 pm in BoDon’s Library at Rock Barn Country Club & Spa’s Main Clubhouse.  Coach Barnes and other special guests will attend.  The Press Conference is open to the public and the meeting is closed for Members and their guests.

To learn more:  Jim Correll, Jr. 828 238 7308, or jembeaucorrell@charter.net

Press Release courtesy of Allen Finley