9th Annual WMSC Luncheon



Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 12:00pm (Noon)


Ticket Prices:

Table of 8 - $650

Individual Seats - $90


JW Marriott Hotel - International Ballroom
235 Louis Street NW
(at the NW corner of Louis Street and Campau Avenue)
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503


Speaker: Brian Kelly, Head Football Coach, Notre Dame


Brian Kelly, a veteran of 23 seasons as a collegiate head coach, is in his fifth year as the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame and will be speaking at the 9th Annual West Michigan Sports Commission Luncheon on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at noon.


 • Kelly is the first coach in Notre Dame history to lead the Irish to bowl games during each of his first four seasons.  In 2012, Kelly led Notre Dame to its first undefeated regular season in 24 years.
 • The only two-time winner of The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2009, 2012).
 • Three seasons at Cincinnati from 2007-09, including a 34-6 record (.850) and two straight outright BIG EAST Conference title teams that earned BCS appearances in 2008 (FedEx Orange Bowl) and 2009 (Allstate Sugar Bowl).
 • Three seasons at Central Michigan University from 2004-06, including a 19-16 overall record (.542)
featuring a 9-4 mark and Mid-American Conference title in 2006.
 • Thirteen seasons at Grand Valley State University from 1991-2003, including a 118-35-2 record (.767) highlighted by NCAA Division II National Championships in 2002 (14-0) and 2003 (14-1).


Contact For Tickets:

Natalie Rose
West Michigan Sports Commission
Phone: 616-233-3562


WMSC Luncheon underwritten through the generosity of:


Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

Swift Printing


Coaches Corner Presented by:

If you are an Athletic Director or Coach and are interested in attending the luncheon and Coaches Corner please contact Katy Tigchelaar at 616-233-3564 or



                                   Previous WMSC luncheon speakers include:

                  2007 - Coach Tom Izzo                               2011 - Dan Dickerson

                  2008 - Coach John Beilein                          2012 - AD Mark Hollis

                  2009 - GM Ken Holland                               2013 - Coach Brady Hoke

                  2010 - Coaches Perles & Carr                     2014 - Kirk Cousins


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