On November 5th, the Eastern Washington Men’s Basketball 6th Man Club had their annual Season Preview Night at Masselows, located at Northern Quest. It was a great evening, filled with unbelievable food, wine, and company. Over 90 people came to the event, a substantial increase from last season.
Coach Hayford started out the night by introducing our team via the following video: http://youtu.be/xptnMQ4PGfY?hd=1 Coach then spoke candidly about each individual, and his vision for their role on the team this season.
Attendees heard from Eastern Washington University President Dr. Arevalo about the growth and progress made at EWU in the past few years and how he feels basketball is contributing to the long-term vision for sustained growth.
Echoing these sentiments, Athletic Director Bill Chaves talked about the facility upgrades to Reese Court, including new chair-back seating behind the benches, and a new videoboard that will be installed before the first home game on November 30th.
EWU 6th Man Club President Irv Zakheim spoke specifically about progress being made within the 6th man club, and shared a few goals the club has set for this season to help EWU Men’s Basketball compete fiscally with the other teams in our conference.
Coach Hayford concluded with some insight into team strategy, most specifically against Washington State, and his vision for short-term and long-term success within the program.
It was a fantastic night, and so great to see all of the support we receive from so many different people. We would certainly not be able to do what we do without the support of our 6th Man Club!
If you have an interest in supporting the Eagles, hearing about the benefits that our club members receive and becoming a member of our 6th Man Club… click here: http://goeags.com/sports/m-baskbl/2012-6thmanbasketball.pdf