The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

May 21, 2014

Bring on the Mountaineers

WVU coaches, administrators making stop in Beckley today

BECKLEY — Calacino’s Pizzeria is about to become Mountaineer Central.

Today at 5:30 p.m., the West Virginia University Coaches Caravan will make a stop at the Beckley restaurant, and a who’s who of WVU coaches and administrators will be on hand.

Along with the two biggest names — football coach Dana Holgorsen and men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins — women’s basketball coach Mike Carey, who had an historic season with 31 wins and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, will be in town. Gymnastics coach Jason Butts, who just completed his third season at WVU, will also make the stop.

The coaches will be bringing along some of their assistants, as well. Director of operations Alex Hammond will join Holgorsen in representing the football program, while assistant Billy Hahn will come along with Huggins to talk basketball. Women’s assistant Pat Biondo will also be on hand, along with track assistant Travis Doak.

Representing the administration will be senior woman administrator Terri Howes, who is the primary sport administrator for 11 sports (women’s basketball, men’s golf, rifle, rowing, men’s soccer, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, women’s tennis, women’s cross country, women’s indoor track and women’s outdoor track.

The program portion of tonight’s event will begin at approximately 7 p.m. The coaches will hold a question and answer session with those in attendance.

Because of limited space, tickets, which will be $20, will not be sold at the door. Those interested in purchasing tickets should call the Mountaineer Athletic Club office at 800-433-2072 or e-mail the MAC at

Proceeds from the event will benefit the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Mountaineer Athletic Club’s Scholarship Fund.

The Caravan stopped in Bluefield on Tuesday.

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