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2nd Annual Coaches’ Banquet to feature SEC Basketball Legend Barry Booker


Clarksville Sports FestivalClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the 2nd annual Coaches’ Banquet to be held Thursday, March 15th at the William O. Beach Civic Hall at 6:30pm.

This year’s banquet, which will honor all coaches in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area, will feature former Vanderbilt standout and current record-holder, Barry Booker.

Booker is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B. A. in Economics.  As a member of the Commodores’ basketball team he helped the Commodores coached by C. M. Newton to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.

Booker was a starting guard for three years earning Academic All-SEC Honors and he was named the University’s Most Outstanding Student-Athlete his senior year. He still holds the University and SEC all-time career three-point shooting percentage record — 46%.

Barry Booker

Barry Booker

Booker has worked as an Analyst for SEC basketball broadcasts since 1993. In recent years, he has worked as a Commentator for the SEC Network, ESPNU, CBS Sports, and various media outlets.

Any coaches who were actively coaching in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area in 2011 are invited to stop by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Office, located at 102 Public Square, to pick up a ticket for this free event.  Tickets can be picked up between 8:00am and 4:30pm no later than Thursday, March 8th for the first 200 coaches.

For more details on the Clarksville Sports Festival, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 931.645.7476 or visit




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