Ben Howland has no doubt made headlines throughout the past year, from reports of losing control of his basketball team to revitalizing his roster at UCLA.
The Bruins men's basketball coach is expected to touch on those issues and more when he appears at the 2012 Orange County Bruin Bash for UCLA Athletics in Newport Beach June 4.
Howland is one of the headliners expected to appear at the home of Barry Saywitz, a UCLA alumnus.
The UCLA event, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature special guests as well as open par, dinner buffet, live music, dancing and auction items. All proceeds benefit the Wooden Athletic Fund, which generates support to assist all sports at UCLA.
More information of the event can be found at https://giving.ucla.edu/OCevent.
Those scheduled to appear include:
•Ben Howland – UCLA men's basketball head coach
• Michael Sealy – UCLA women's volleyball head coach
•Carrie Forsyth – UCLA women's golf coach
•Brandon Brooks – UCLA women's water polo head coach
•Kiki Vanderweghe (former general manager/head coach of the New Jersey Nets)
•Rafer Johnson (Olympic gold medalist for track & field)
•DeShaun Foster (former NFL running back)
•Freddie Mitchell (former NFL wide receiver)
•Jason Bell (former NFL cornerback)
•Danny Farmer (former NFL wide receiver)
•Keith Erickson (former NBA player)
•John Vallely (former NBA player)