October 24, 2014

Dick Bennett to be honored at Final Four

Former Wisconsin and Green Bay head men’s basketball coach Dick Bennett will be honored by Athletes in Action during the men’s basketball Final Four in Atlanta as Bennett will be given the Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the 17th Annual AIA Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast on Saturday, April 6.

The event will feature Ernie Johnson, Clark Kellogg, Jerry Colangelo, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith.  Former winners of the award include:  Homer Drew, Clark Kellogg, David Robinson, Don Meyer, Charlie Ward, Mark Price and Jerry Colangelo.

In 2000, Bennett guided Wisconsin to the Final Four.  He has an overall coaching record of 489-307, at UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay and Wisconsin.

Bennett was an accomplished three sport star at Ripon College.  He’ll be presenting the monetary award to Ripon College at the Final Four.