Jack Bennett, retired University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point basketball coach, will speak at a non-denominational men’s event Saturday, Oct. 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
A hearty breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., with the program following.
Bennett will discuss character versus reputation and how character shapes a man’s life?
Bennett’s coaching career spanned 34 years throughout Wisconsin high school and collegiate basketball. He began in 1971 at Park Falls High School before stops at Marinette and Wisconsin Rapids High Schools.
After five seasons as an assistant coach at UW-Eau Claire, Bennett coached seven years at Rhinelander High School prior to replacing Bob Parker at UWSP in 1996-97. He led the Pointers to five consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and appeared in five NCAA Division III tournaments.
In his final two seasons at UWSP, Bennett led the Pointers to back-to-back National Championships. He retired after his repeat title with a career coaching record of 480-175.
Pre-registration is appreciated and donations are acceptable as a free will offering. To register, send an e-mail with name, address, e-mail and phone number to Dean Sondrol, E1434 Main St., Waupaca, WI 54981 or e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.