HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore and Assistant Coach Eric Eaton recently took part 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.
"It's an honor to participate in the "Shots from the Heart" free throw tournament to benefit the Skip Prosser Foundation," said Coach Moore. "Coach Prosser was so well respected by so many in our field, I am glad I can be of some help 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 as a first-year head coach with 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.
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.
The tournament, which runs all the way through the 2011-12 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.
Contact: Tony Distasio; Ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu