CU COACH ROAST SET MARCH 31
LEBANON -- The accolades keep coming for Cumberland University baseball coach Woody Hunt. The Wilson County Library Board announced this week that Hunt has agreed to be the "honoree" for the organization’s 20th annual dinner and roast Tuesday, March 31 at Castle Heights Upper Elementary School. Hunt, who last month was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, is in his 28th season as head coach of the Bulldogs.
His team broke a five-game losing streak Tuesday with a 3-2 victory over St. Xavier University in Daytona Beach, FL. The win marked the 1,200th of his collegiate coaching career which was highlighted by the 2004 NAIA national championship.
All proceeds from the $25 a plate dinner / roast will benefit projects at Wilson County libraries in Lebanon, Watertown and Mt. Juliet.
All told, the roasts have cleared some $161,609 toward the local libraries. Most recently, funds have gone toward technological upgrades.
Local attorney Robert Rochelle will serve as master of ceremonies.
Among Hunt’s "friends" scheduled to speak at the roast are former Lebanon High boys basketball coach Hester Gibbs, former Cumberland radio play-by-play announcer Lynn Bogle, local insurance executive Jim Lancaster and Tommy Bryan, sports editor of The Wilson Post.
Tickets are available at all three Wilson County Library locations, from any member of the Library Board or at the West Main Street headquarters office of Wilson Bank & Trust.
The bank is sponsoring this year’s roast.