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Coach Amick Night on December 5th to Honor Coach, Raise Scholarship Funds

Dec. 4th, 2012

Christina Hawkey
Executive Director
Arizona Western College Foundation
(928) 344-1723

Alison Howell
Communications Coordinator
Arizona Western College
(928) 314-9594

Coach Amick Night on December 5th to Honor Coach, Raise Scholarship Funds

Yuma, Arizona (December 4, 2012) – The AWC Foundation is sponsoring Coach Amick Night, on Wednesday, December 5th, at The House (Gym) on Main Campus, 2020 South Avenue 8E. The event will take place between the men’s and women’s basketball games at around 7 p.m.

The event will honor Jim Amick, Men’s Basketball Coach, for his contributions to AWC for over 30 years, as well as to increase awareness of the opportunity for members of the community to donate money to the Jim Amick Scholarship fund in memory of his son.

Programs will be printed with photos of Amick’s family and career over the years, and popsicle sticks with pictures of his head will be given for fans to wave around each time AWC scores a basket.

AWC Foundation staff will also be on hand to accept donations by cash, check or credit card, to go specifically toward the Amick scholarship.

Hawkey encourages people to come out, have fun and contribute to the scholarship. “This is a great way for the community to support what we consider a legend at AWC--a legend of a person who has influenced young men in countless ways throughout many, many years,” she says.

Under Amick, the Matadors became one of the most dominant junior college teams of the 1980’s, with a trio of conference titles and a pair of NJCAA Tournament berths. His teams never won less than 18 games in any of those 12 seasons. After stepping down in 1990, Amick provided guidance to Dave Babcock as he led the Matadors to four straight Region I Playoff berths, and then took over in a pinch when Babcock received an offer to move up to the NBA right before the Matadors’ 1996-97 season. Amick’s final overall head coaching record was an amazing 292-91 mark. Plus, the valuable influence and wealth of knowledge Amick has provided over the last 15 seasons has helped lead the Matadors to five Region I Championships, four NJCAA Tournament appearances and 14 consecutive Region I Playoff berths.

For more information, please contact Hawkey at, or (928) 344-1723.


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