2019 Fred Barakat Sports Dinner featuring Jim Boeheim
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and longtime Syracuse
University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim will be the featured speaker for the 2019 Fred Barakat Sports Dinner benefitting the Matt Brown Learn-to-Swim Endowment.
Boeheim is a Syracuse University “lifer” having attended or worked at the university since his freshman year in 1962. He walked onto the basketball team as a freshman and eventually served as co-captain helping the Orange earn their second NCAA Tournament berth. After serving as an assistant coach, he was appointed head coach in 1976 and remains on the same bench today. He led the Orange to a national championship in 2003 and has taken five teams to the NCAA Final Four. He was named the USA Basketball Coach of the Year in 2001
and was an assistant coach to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski on the United States Olympic Team that captured the gold medal in 2008.