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Clarksville Sports Legends Coaches’ Banquet to feature Barry Booker

[1]Clarksville TN – Clarksville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the 3rd annual Clarksville Sports Legends Coaches’ Banquet to be held Thursday, February 28th at Freedom Point at Liberty Park, at 6:30pm.   This year’s banquet, which will once again honor all coaches in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area, will feature former Vanderbilt standout and current record-holder, Barry Booker.Booker is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B. A. in Economics.  As a member of the Commodores’ basketball team he helped the Commodores coached by C. M. Newton to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.  Booker was a starting guard for three years earning Academic All-SEC Honors and he was named the University’s Most Outstanding Student-Athlete his senior year.  He still holds the University and SEC all-time career three-point shooting percentage record — 46%.

Booker has worked as an Analyst for SEC basketball broadcasts since 1993.  In recent years, he has worked as a Commentator for the SEC Network, ESPNU, CBS Sports, and various media outlets.

Any coaches who were actively coaching in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area in 2012 are invited to visit www.cityofclarksville.com/legends to reserve their ticket online, or stop by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Office, located at 102 Public Square, to reserve a ticket for this free event.  Because of space limitations, only 120 tickets are available, the last day to reserve a ticket is February 22.

For more details on the Clarksville Sports Legends Award and Coaches’ Banquet, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com/legends.