STANFORD, Calif.- Anne & Tony Joseph Director of Men’s Basketball Johnny Dawkins has been chosen to serve as one of two head coaches for the 2014 Reese’s Division I College All-Star game, as announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The game will be played as part of Final Four Friday on April 4, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. PT. Reese’s is the official candy partner of the NCAA.
Dawkins will coach the West All-Stars, headlined by Oklahoma’s Cameron Clark, California’s Justin Cobbs, Northwestern’s Drew Crawford and Baylor’s Cory Jefferson. Maryland’s Mark Turgeon will coach the East All-Stars.
Despite losing two starters and two key reserves to season-ending injuries, Stanford (23-13) advanced to the Sweet 16 for only the fifth time in school history following upsets of New Mexico (58-53) and Kansas (60-57) in its first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years. The Cardinal reached the 20-win plateau for the third time under Dawkins, who has compiled a 117-87 overall record during his six years on The Farm, which also includes a 2012 Postseason NIT title. Dawkins is a member of the NABC board of directors and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Ethics Coalition.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, PA, The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and more than 12,000 employees. With revenues of nearly $6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 25 brand names, including such iconic brands as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Bliss, Hershey's Special Dark and Hershey's Extra Dark, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, and Ice Breakers. Hershey also is a leader in the premium and artisan chocolate segments, with such brands as Scharffen Berger and Dagoba, offered through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China and Mexico while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.
For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company’s global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities. Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.