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Big Green Coaches Tour Resumes

May 22, 2009

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Two more stops are scheduled in the upcoming week as the 2009 Big Green Coaches Tour invades Ashland, Ky. on Tuesday, May 26, and Charleston Friday.

The Ashland event begins at 6 p.m. at the Superior Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership at 1041 Greenup Ave. where head coaches Mark Snyder (football), Donnie Jones (men's basketball) and Royce Chadwick (women's basketball) will tell Herd fans about their upcoming seasons.

Other Herd coaches and athletic administrators will also be on hand along with Marshall University cheerleaders to add some enthusiasm to the program. Hosted by Big Green trustee Allan Thacker, there is no charge for the cookout, but reservations are encouraged by calling (606) 329-8616.

The tour moves on Charleston on Friday, May 30, as part of the Charleston Quarterback Club annual Beach Party at the Marriott Pavilion at 200 Lee. Tickets for the party are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling Steve Ellis at (304) 346-7688 or (304) 346-0546 or by email at

The social hour at the Mariott begins at 7:30 p.m., with dancing to the musical tones of Windjammer begins at 8:30 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Sam Stanley, director of the Big Green Coaches Tour, has announced that the tour stop scheduled for Bluefield on June 4 has been canceled.

Tour stops scheduled for June include:

Central Ohio
Monday June 1, Dinner, 7-9, Gresso's, Columbus, Ohio
$30 adult /$15 child
Contact: Chris Sabo (740) 972-3126,

Wood County
Tuesday, June 2, Rally in the Alley, 6 p.m. $25
North End Tavern, Parkersburg, WV
Contact: Jane Graham 304-428-4504;

Boone County
Saturday, June 6, Golf, registration 9 a.m., tee-off 10 a.m., $75, Riverview Country Club, near Danville, WV.
Contact: Mark Music (304) 369-5100 daytime or (304)369-4699 evening;

Cincinnati Club
Monday, June 8, Golf, 12 noon, $125 (includes dinner); dinner 6 p.m. $30
Legendary Run Golf Course, Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact: Mike Chandler (513) 753-1919

Jackson County
Tuesday, June 9, dinner, 6:30 p.m., $15
Old City Building, 113 South Church St., Ripley
Contact: Nick Miller (304) 532-0972

Logan County
Wednesday, June 10, Golf 12 noon, $100 (includes dinner): dinner 6:30 p.m., $50
Logan Country Club, Logan, WV
Contact: Steve Chapman (304) 752-1166;

Putnam County
Thursday, June 11, Dinner, 6-8 p.m., $15
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
Contact: Jim Ferguson (304) 552-3501;

Monday, June22,, Golf, noon, $125 (includes dinner); dinner, 4:30 p.m., $25.
Grandview Country Club, Beckley, WV
Contact: Larry Foster (304) 255-1469, Ex. 10;

Ironton, Ohio
Tuesday, June 23, Tailgate Under Tent, 6-8 p.m. No Charge
Central Christian Church Parking Lot (across from Tanks Stadium)
Contact: Mike Hurley (740) 532-8712;

Lincoln County
Saturday, June 27, Golf, 8 a.m., $70
Esquire Country Club, Martha, WV
Contact: Kevin Miller (304)824-7964;