Just like Dick Vitale, Bill Raftery has won over countless college basketball fans because of his love and enthusiasm for the game, not to mention his sometimes wacky phrases. But what many fans don’t know is that Raftery was also a star player and a successful coach himself. A graduate of La Salle University with master’s degree from Seton Hall, Raftery was one of the best high school basketball players in New Jersey history and a star player at La Salle. He was drafted by the New York Knicks but never played in the NBA and instead pursued a coaching career.
In more than 10 years as the head coach at Seton Hall, he compiled a winning record and posted more than 150 victories. But it’s as a sportscaster that Raftery has really made a name for himself, particularly during the NCAA Basketball Tournament and the Final Four. As a commentator for ESPN and CBS Sports (both TV and radio), Raftery has been a familiar voice to sports fans for more than 20 years.
Just as Bill Raftery is able to excite and entertain a TV audience, he can do the same with a Bill Raftery speaker appearance. TSE is ready to help you make that happen, and we can take care of all the Bill Raftery appearance fee negotiations for you.
**Bill Raftery Speaker**
Any Bill Raftery speaker appearance is sure to include some of his trademark catchphrases, like “The Big Guy!”, “With a teardrop that’ll make you cry,” “With a sweet kiss off the glass.”
**Bill Raftery Appearance**
Anytime there’s a big college basketball game you can count on a Bill Raftery appearance along with his regular TV partner Verne Lundquist. Together they form one of the best announcing teams in sports.
**Bill Raftery Endorsement**
With a Bill Raftery endorsement you are getting more than just the name recognition of one of today’s top sportscasters. As the founder and president of the marketing company W.J. Raftery Associates, Raftery is also a knowledgeable businessman.
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