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Issues and Voices that Matter April 22, 2010

Future of UCF Men’s Basketball

The future of UCF Men's Basketball

The future of UCF’s men’s basketball with Donnie Jones new head coach of the UCF Knights. Jones remarks on his first weeks on the job, his coaching career at University of Florida and Marshall University. (Update: Jones was fired from UCF on March 10, 2016). Feature Length — 28:01


Selected photos courtesy of Charles Wells Photography.

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Bios

Key Participant
Donnie Jones, head coach, UCF men's basketball (photo - Charles Wells Photography)
Donnie Jones
Head Coach, UCF Men’s Basketball

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Facilitating Participants
Cynthia Sucher, Chamber Board President, and Associate Vice President for Community Relations at University of Central Florida (photo: Charles Wells Photography)
Cynthia Sucher
Chamber Board President, and Associate Vice President for Community Relations at University of Central Florida

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Cory Skeates
Executive Director, Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Student of the Month Recognition
Karen Astringer, VP/Education Committee (OWSRCC) and President, Resilience Counseling Center, Inc. (photo: Charles Wells Photography)
Karen Astringer
VP/Education Committee (OWSRCC) and President, Resilience Counseling Center, Inc.

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Winter Springs High School student of the month: Kevin W. Deese  & Sue Deese (mother) (photo - Charles Wells Photography)
Kevin W. Deese
Student, Winter Springs High School

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Indian Trails Middle school student of the month, from left Maria Elena Rodriguez (mother) and Marines Rodriguez (student) (photo - CMF Public Media)
Marines Rodriguez
Student, Indian Trails Middle School

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From left: Karen Astringer, chamber VP for education; Winter Springs High School student Kevin Deese; and Cory Skeates, chamber executive director (photo - Charles Wells Photography) Winter Springs High School student of the month, from left: Angela Iversen (chamber education committee member), Dale Phillips  (assistant principal), Kevin W. Deese (student), Bob Deese (father) and Sue Deese (mother) (photo - CMF Public Media) Winter Springs High School student of the month: from left -- Bob Deese (father),  Kevin W. Deese (student), Sue Deese (mother) (photo - CMF Public Media) From left: Karen Astringer, chamber VP for education; Indian Trails Middle School student Marines Rodriguez; and Cory Skeates, chamber executive director (photo - Charles Wells Photography) Indian Trails Middle school student of the month, from left: Angela Iversen,  Maria Elena Rodriguez (mother), Marines Rodriguez (student) and Sonja Ruggles (guidance counselor) (photo - CMF Public Media)

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Pictures

“Various Luncheon Pictures” Photo Credit – GK Sharmin

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Jolene Burns and Rick Burns, luncheon attendees (photo - Charles Wells Photography)

Additional Event Information

In this gavel-to-gavel presentation, the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “The Future of University of Central Florida Men’s Basketball, featuring remarks from Donnie Jones in his first public speaking engagement as the new head coach of the UCF Knights. Jones’ remarks were recorded Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs, Florida, before a luncheon audience of 125 members and guests.

His 17-minute presentation includes remarks on his first several weeks on the UCF campus, his assistant coaching career at University of Florida and his head coaching career at Marshall University, his player recruiting initiatives, his preference for “short and fast” team play, and the positive impact players have had on his own life..

After coach Donnie Jones’ presentation, the remainder of the event, at a length of 4-minutes, includes a check presentation to the chamber by a prominent civic group – known as the Krewe of Leaders, and recognition by the chamber of its students of the month.

Voices you will hear facilitating this program are chamber executive director, Corey Skeates, and Cynthia Sucher, president of the Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and associate vice-president of community relations for University of Central Florida.

This presentation marks the fourth in a series of collaborations Carroll McKenney Public Media has initiated with the Oviedo/Winter Springs Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce through a series of on-going programs staged by the chamber to address a range of important issues relevant to the business community and the general population in the Oviedo and Winter Springs communities served by the chamber.

While at the Heard in Central Florida Web site you may listen to the growing archive of previous chamber luncheon events featuring… the Oviedo and Winter Springs mayor’s “state of the cities” address, an overview of high-tech innovation along the 417 Corridor, and a presentation regarding state constitutional amendments.

This series has a companion page called Central Florida Matters. Click on the orange CMF logo in the upper left of the Web page and you’ll hear features important to those of us who live, work and raise our families here…because Central Florida matters!

One Response to “Future of UCF Men’s Basketball”

  1. Every day is a great day to be a UCF Knight says Knight Fan Stan

    Great job folks !

    KFS 2010

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