January 17, 2013

Men's Basketball Coaches To Participate In "Shots From The Heart"

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore and Assistant Coach Eric Eaton will participate in "Shots From The Heart," a free-throw shooting contest designed to generate awareness for the growing problem of heart disease. In addition to raising heart disease awareness, the event also pays tribute to the late Skip Prosser, who passed away in July 2007 of a heart attack.

"I am thrilled to again lend my support to the Shots for the Heart free throw tournament to benefit the Skip Prosser Foundation," said Coach Moore. "The people at CollegeInsider.com are doing a great job with this event, both in honoring a great man in Skip Prosser, and also in raising awareness in the fight against heart disease."

Skip Prosser spent 21 years as collegiate head coach at Loyola (MD), Xavier and Wake Forest. He made 18 postseason appearances and is the only coach in NCAA history to take three separate schools to the NCAA Tournament in his first year coaching the teams. In 2008 CollegeInsider.com created the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, which is given annually to the coach who not only achieves success on the basketball court but who also displays moral integrity off the court as well.

The tournament, which runs all the way through the 2012-13 season, is structured so that each coach shoots 25 free throws at some point during the month. A member of the athletic department will tally the results and the coach with the most makes advances to the next round. Shots 1-10 are worth 1 point, 11-15 are worth 2 points, 16-20 are worth 3 points, 21-24 are worth 4 points and shot 25 is worth 5 points. There will be a tournament for both head coaches and assistant coaches.

Fans can follow the event at www.collegeinsider.com/shots or www.SkipProsser.com.

CollegeInsider.com and the Skip Prosser Foundation work with the American Heart Association to further promote "Shots from the Heart" and the educational aspects of heart disease.

Established in 2011, the mission of the Skip Prosser Foundation is to annually produce the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award and the Skip Prosser Tournament and to create awareness and generate funds to support recognized organizations, including but not limited to American Heart Association and others.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu