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Tony Bennett

Head Basketball Coach at the University of Virginia

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 Tony Bennett Biography

Anthony Guy Bennett is an American basketball coach and former player. He has been the head men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia since March 31, 2009. Prior to coaching at UVA, Bennet spent four years coaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and six years at Washington State, both following in the footsteps of his father.

Bennett is the only living three-time winner of the Henry Iba Award for national coach of the year, second only the late UCLA coach, John Wooden. He also is a two-time winner of similar honors from the Associated Press and Naismith. Bennett has been ranked as the best defensive coach in college basketball in a 2015 CBS Sports poll of head coaches and in a 2018 list by ESPN Insider.

Bennett led the UVA Cavaliers victory at the NCAA Tournament Championship in 2019, ACC Tournaments in 2014 and in 2018, and finished first in the ACC standings of 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019. He holds school records for single-season wins and career winning percentage at both Virginia and Washington State. Bennett is the first coach to win 17 ACC games in a season, one of three in ACC history to achieve back-to-back 30-win seasons, and a four-time ACC Coach of the Year.

The style of basketball he teaches has often been compared to a boa constrictor choking out opponents, and his teams are known for their unselfish play, defense-first philosophy, and tempo control.

As a player, Bennett ranks first in NCAA history for career three-point field goal accuracy, at 49.7%, peaking at 53.3% in 1990–91. He started for Team USA in the 1991 Pan American Games, was awarded the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation's top player under six feet tall, and was named Academic All-American of the Year as the nation's top basketball student-athlete.

Bennett played at Green Bay for his father Dick Bennett, who took Wisconsin to the 2000 Final Four using an earlier version of the pack-line defense seen today at Virginia.

Bennett played three years in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets and several more professionally in Australia and New Zealand, where he started coaching.

He is just the third former NBA player to win the NCAA Championship as a head coach. The time he spent in Oceania led him to later recruit several players from that region of the world into college basketball, including Aussie Aron Baynes who went on to win an NBA Championship ring with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Tony Bennett

Head Basketball Coach at the University of Virginia

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Tony Bennett Biography

Anthony Guy Bennett is an American basketball coach and former player. He has been the head men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia since March 31, 2009. Prior to coaching at UVA, Bennet spent four years coaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and six years at Washington State, both following in the footsteps of his father.

Bennett is the only living three-time winner of the Henry Iba Award for national coach of the year, second only the late UCLA coach, John Wooden. He also is a two-time winner of similar honors from the Associated Press and Naismith. Bennett has been ranked as the best defensive coach in college basketball in a 2015 CBS Sports poll of head coaches and in a 2018 list by ESPN Insider.

Bennett led the UVA Cavaliers victory at the NCAA Tournament Championship in 2019, ACC Tournaments in 2014 and in 2018, and finished first in the ACC standings of 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019. He holds school records for single-season wins and career winning percentage at both Virginia and Washington State. Bennett is the first coach to win 17 ACC games in a season, one of three in ACC history to achieve back-to-back 30-win seasons, and a four-time ACC Coach of the Year.

The style of basketball he teaches has often been compared to a boa constrictor choking out opponents, and his teams are known for their unselfish play, defense-first philosophy, and tempo control.

As a player, Bennett ranks first in NCAA history for career three-point field goal accuracy, at 49.7%, peaking at 53.3% in 1990–91. He started for Team USA in the 1991 Pan American Games, was awarded the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation's top player under six feet tall, and was named Academic All-American of the Year as the nation's top basketball student-athlete.

Bennett played at Green Bay for his father Dick Bennett, who took Wisconsin to the 2000 Final Four using an earlier version of the pack-line defense seen today at Virginia.

Bennett played three years in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets and several more professionally in Australia and New Zealand, where he started coaching.

He is just the third former NBA player to win the NCAA Championship as a head coach. The time he spent in Oceania led him to later recruit several players from that region of the world into college basketball, including Aussie Aron Baynes who went on to win an NBA Championship ring with the San Antonio Spurs.

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  • How to book Tony Bennett?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tony Bennett for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tony Bennett, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tony Bennett or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tony Bennett?

    Booking fees for Tony Bennett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tony Bennett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tony Bennett?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tony Bennett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tony Bennett for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tony Bennett or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tony Bennett or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tony Bennett is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tony Bennett for your event is available upon request. Tony Bennett generally travels from Charlottesville, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Phil Ford, Pat Williams, A.C. Green, Chris Beard and Buzz Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tony Bennett for an upcoming event.

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