Billy Donovan’s spectacular career as a coach started with an equally spectacular career as a basketball player. “Billy the Kid,” as Providence fans nicknamed him, led the Friars to the Final Four in his senior year and was named the Southeast Regional MVP.
In the NBA, Donovan played with the Utah Jazz and New York Knicks. He also played with the Wyoming Wildcatters of the Continental Basketball Association.
The first Billy Donovan appearance on the sidelines was as a head coach at Marshall University, where he accumulated a 35-20 record and a league championship in his two years. In 1996, Donovan took over head coaching duties at the University of Florida, taking the team to the National Invitation Tournament in his second season, as well as its third ever Sweet Sixteen appearance. The Gators became only the second squad in school history to appear in the final Top 25 polls. The team has reached the NCAA Tournament in every season since 1999, a streak of nine straight appearances. And in 2006 and 2007, Billy Donovan helped Florida become the first school to repeat as national champions since Duke University in 1991 and 1992.
**Billy Donovan Speaker**
Under Donovan’s regime, the Gators looked even more mature in terms of their unselfishness, passing and shooting abilities, and overall team play. What the team learned from this brilliant motivator, your audience can also learn. So contact TSE now to have a Billy Donovan speaker appearance at your next corporate function. We can negotiate with his agent on your behalf.
**Billy Donovan Appearance**
Donovan was a passionate and disciplined player, and these important qualities are still evident in him as a coach. Many believe he is the right person to develop and maximize the talents of current and aspiring players, and a Billy Donovan appearance at your next corporate function will definitely inspire and motivate your audience.
**Billy Donovan Endorsement**
Best known for being the first coach since Mike Krzyzewski to win back-to-back national championships, Donovan is also one of only four people to both play in the Final Four and win the national championship as a coach. With his impressive coaching record, a Billy Donovan endorsement is sure to promote your company’s product or service.
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