Crean was an assistant coach at Mount Pleasant High School for five seasons, and at Alma College, while pursuing a degree. As a kid, he didn’t play a lot of basketball, but he knew he wanted to become a coach. He eventually became an assistant coach for Michigan State, Western Kentucky, and Pittsburgh University.
A Tom Crean appearance at Marquette University’s basketball team started one of the team’s most glorious runs. From 1999 to 2008, the team averaged 20 wins per year, won a conference championship, and made six post-season appearances, including the 2003 NCAA Final Four. This was the program’s third appearance all-time and first since 1977.
In 2008, Tom Crean took over the prestigious head coaching position at Indiana University.
**Tom Crean Speaker**
Personally driven by an intense commitment to improve, Crean focused on individual instruction that allowed his players to stay ahead of the competition. He also established a reputation as a strong recruiter who makes sure that the players’ families are involved in the program. Considered one of college basketball’s best talent evaluators and master defense tactician, and now head coach at IU, a Tom Crean speaker appearance is in high demand.
**Tom Crean Appearance**
Crean is known for his ability to charm alumni and press alike. In fact, he started the tradition of Midnight Madness at Marquette, which was seen as an immediate success. He also participates in Al’s Memorial Run and Walk for Children’s Hospital, a charity event initiated by former Marquette coach Al McGuire. For someone who excels in public relations, a Tom Crean appearance could be just what you need to have a successful corporate function.
**Tom Crean Endorsement**
Crean’s revival of Marquette’s basketball program has helped set numerous attendance records and drew over 1.5 million fans since 1999. The Bradley Center also became one of college basketball’s best environments. Now, the Tom Crean endorsement will be put on the Indiana basketball program. If anyone can make IU a more prestigious name in basketball, it’s Tom Crean.
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