Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | April 24, 2012

New URI Men’s Basketball Coach Added to Speaking Program at RIBX 2012

Newly appointed University of Rhode Island Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Hurley will share his keys to motivation and achievement with audiences at RIBX 2012 when he takes the stage at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This will be Hurley’s first public appearance in Providence, Rhode Island since being named the 19th head coach at URI in March. The event is free to the public, with a business card.

Highlighting the importance of motivation and teamwork, Hurley’s high level presentation will provide attendees with tips that can be taken from the basketball court to the office.

“We are truly excited to provide the opportunity for Coach Hurley to talk about how he has been able to inspire student athletes both on and off the court to succeed,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. “There is no doubt that his presentation and message of focus and dedication as tools of development will certainly resonate with audience members representing businesses both large and small at RIBX.”

Hurley comes to URI after a two-year stint at Wagner College. Prior to Wagner, Hurley had a standout career as head coach of Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School, where he built the New Jersey school into one of the top high school basketball programs in America. He is the son of Hall of Fame high school coach Bob Hurley and younger brother of former Duke and Sacramento Kings guard Bobby Hurley, who will join him on the coaching bench at URI.

Hurley joins a prestigious list of expert presenters, who will share their knowledge for best business practices. RIBX 2012 is produced by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Bank of America is the Premiere Sponsor of the Event with Beacon Mutual Insurance Company and Cox Business serving as Presenting Sponsors. For more information visit the Chamber web site at or call 401.521.5000.

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