Vitale's newest book entitled "Getting a W in the Game of Life" benefits Pediatric Cancer Research and he works tirelessly for cancer research also very involved in the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, named after Jim Valvano, former North Carolina State Head Coach and commentator who died of cancer in 1993.
Vitale began his coaching career at the college level in 1971 after coaching high school basketball for 12 years. His first job was an assistant at Rutgers University, then after two seasons was hired as the Head Coach at the University of Detroit. After four successful seasons at Detroit, the university hired him as their Athletic Director.
He coached in the NBA for one season for the Detroit Pistons which led him into his first broadcasting job for ESPN, calling his first game on December 5, 1979. Vitale continues to call college basketball games for ESPN with a signed contract through the 2014-1015 season.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Vitale speak at Marshall County High School by purchasing a ticket through the Marshall County Athletic Office by calling 270-527-6714. More information can be found by clicking on the Marshall County Athletic Foundation box below the Sports Page header.