Friday, March 2, 2012

Former Miami Coach Getting Some Good P.R.


Current Missouri coach and former Miami coach Fran Haith is still dodging NCAA bullets.  Most recently, the Hurricanes Reggie Johnson was suspended for one game for an infraction committed by an assistant coach under Haith’s watch.

But it’s not all bad for Haith who went 129-101 in Coral Gables while leading the Canes to the Big Dance in 2008 and four NITs.  His current Mizou squad is 26-4 and ranked #7 in the AP poll.

In addition, Haith is one of four finalist in the Infiniti Coache’s charity challenge. For six weeks, a group of coaches relied on fans to vote for thier favorite charity in four regions through February 27th. The coaches receiving the most votes in each region gain a spot in the finals, with the winning coach receiving $100,000 toward his charity.

Haith’s chosen charity is  the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia.  The other finalists are Bob Huggins (insert joke here...just kidding, WVU, Norma Mae Huggins Fund, a cancer endowment fund in honor of Huggins’ mother), Dave Rose (BYU, Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation) and Thad Matta (Ohio State, Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, OH).

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