With the calendar turning to march, the sports world shifts its focus to March Madness, making college basketball speakers in-demand for a host of corporate groups. There are several March Madness speakers that are fun guests to have on virtual calls and in-person as a reward for your employees as they get set to fill out their brackets. Find out more about some of the top NCAA Tournament speakers available for events.
1. Jay Bilas
Sports motivational speaker and ESPN analyst, Jay Bilas, is a former college basketball player and coach who played for Duke University under head coach, Mike Krzyzewski. Bilas had a brief career in the NBA before working as a color commentator for college games and is a familiar studio host of College GameDay. Bilas published a book in 2014 titled Toughness: Developing True Strength on and off the Court that details the mindset and work ethic required to become successful in both the game of basketball and life. He is well-known for his thoughtful takes on college athletics, helping to make him one of the most in-demand NCAA Tournament speakers.
2. Seth Davis
Sportswriter and broadcaster, Seth Davis, joined CBS Sports in 2003 and is now a host on Campus Insiders, a contributor for CBS Sports coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, and an analyst for the NBA Draft. Davis is an award-winning writer and New York Times best-selling author who has worked his way to become a prominent expert on college basketball. Davis is well-known for his experience serving as an on-air analyst during the “March Madness” coverage alongside Clark Kellogg and Greg Gumbel. Davis has also written his own books, his most recent book, Wooden: A Coach’s Life was released in 2014 and is a biography of UCLA coach, John Wooden.
3. Andy Katz
Andy Katz is an analyst for the Big Ten Network and an internal reporter for the NCAA. Katz gained great name recognition when serving as ESPN’s senior college basketball journalist from 2000-2017. He most notably regularly hosted Barack Obama during his presidency to fill out his bracket on ESPN. His columns and NCAA Tournament predictions also made him one of the most popular college basketball speakers.
Seth Greenberg is a college basketball analyst for ESPN who has had nearly 35 years of coaching experience. Before his time working for ESPN, Greenberg spent 22 years as the head coach at Long Beach State, the University of South Florida, and Virginia Tech. Greenberg joined ESPN’s College GameDay at the start of the 2014-2015 season as an analyst and is also currently an analyst on ACC Network’s Bald Men on Campus. Greenberg was inducted into the Long Beach State Hall of Fame in 2013 and into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012. There are not many people that bring more enthusiasm when talking about this time of year and that is why he is among the best March Madness speakers.
5. Joe Lunardi
Joe Lunardi currently works as a basketball analyst for ESPN and is best known for creating Bracketology, which he describes as the art of predicting the teams that will be selected in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Prior to his work for ESPN, Lunardi spent over 30 years working as head of communications and marketing for Saint Joseph’s University, his alma mater. Lunardi has also made several appearances on the “Bracket Bunker” that have since become a staple of college basketball telecast.
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