Primm Set to Join Massimino and Jarvis at Pre-Season Basketball Press Conference

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Northwood University Countess de Hoernle Student Life Center will host a trio of collegiate men’s basketball coaches on Thursday, October 28th from 12 pm-1:30 pm to discuss local rivalries and the upcoming college basketball season. Palm Beach Atlantic’s fourth-year head coach Terry Primm, will join Northwood’s Rollie Massimino and Florida Atlantic’s Mike Jarvis as leaders of the three Palm Beach County programs.

A former Sailfish player and one of its all-time best players, Primm enters his fourth season at the helm of his alma mater where he has once again put together one of the most challenging schedules in all of NCAA Division II.

Primm and the Sailfish kick off the 2010-2011 season on November 12th when they host the first of two tournaments at the Rubin Arena in the Sailfish Classic Tournament.

The three coaches will be on hand to answer questions from local media about their respective upcoming seasons while also speaking of the rivalries developed between coaches, players, and programs.

The only coach in the short history of the Northwood University basketball program, Coach Masssimino has produced championship-caliber teams in each of his four seasons at the helm of the Seahawks, who compete as a NAIA Division II program in the heart of West Palm Beach. The former leader of the legendary 1985 Villanova University team which knocked off heavy-favorite Georgetown University for the program’s only national championship, Massimino will play host on Thursday as he welcomes in two of the counties other highly-acclaimed coaches in Primm and Jarvis.

Jarvis enters his 22nd season as a NCAA Division I head coach and his third-season as head coach with the Owls after other coaching stops that include Boston University (1985-90), George Washington University (1990-98) and St. Johns University (1998-04).

Jarvis also will be reunited with NU assistant coach Dwayne McClain who once played for Massimino at Villanova. Before suiting up for the Wildcats, McClain competed at the high school level for Holy Name Central Catholic High School where he competed against a Jarvis-coached team known as Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School that enlisted future collegiate and professional great, Patrick Ewing.

Although Jarvis and Ewing would get the best of McClain and Holy Name Central Catholic on that day at the State Championship, only five years later McClain would earn a collegiate national championship under Coach Massimino at Villanova over Ewing’s Hoyas at Georgetown.

For more information on the event, please contact PBA Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, Michael Brown at michael_brown@pba.edu or (561) 803-2529.

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