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Joe Mihalich to be recognized at Coaches vs. Cancer® 716 Golf Classic in Olean NY


Big 4 basketball coaches, Phil Martelli and more to participate and help save lives

Tournament will benefit the American Cancer Society at Bartlett Country Club

Photo of Joe Mihalich, courtesy of Hofstra University

Former Niagara University and Hofstra University head men’s basketball coach Joe Mihalich will be presented with the 2022 Jim Satalin Inspiration Award by the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program on Monday, Aug. 29 at Bartlett Country Club in Olean, N.Y., at the conclusion of the Coaches vs. Cancer 716 Golf Classic.

The Jim Satalin Inspiration Award is named in honor of the former St. Bonaventure University head men’s basketball coach and student-athlete who was instrumental in the creation and expansion of the Coaches vs. Cancer program that has raised more than $130 million to date. A Syracuse native, Satalin served as the national director of Coaches vs. Cancer, and remains a member of the prestigious national CVC Council. This award is given annually to an outstanding, sports-minded individual who has assisted the American Cancer Society in their mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer through the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative in Western New York.

During this golf invitational at the scenic Bartlett Country Club, NCAA Division I men’s basketball coaches from across the region and a number of media analysts will participate in a golf tournament, followed by the awards reception. The tournament will feature more than 30 golf foursomes, and 200 attendees are expected to attend the dinner reception.

The reception will be highlighted by keynote speaker, 2004 Associated Press Coach of the Year, Phil Martelli. Martelli, who is currently a member of the coaching staff at the University of Michigan, is a past president of the National CVC Council, and 2021 recipient of the American Cancer Society St. George National Award, given to outstanding community volunteers in recognition of their distinguished service to the American Cancer Society (ACS). This past year, there are only 13 awards being presented nationally. Recipients were chosen based on their continuous leadership, commitment, and dedication to impact the ACS mission.

Funds raised from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society in direct support of cancer research being conducted across Western New York.


Bartlett Country Club, 32 Euclid Ave, Olean, NY

August 29, 2022 – 11 a.m. Shotgun Start, 5 p.m. Reception


FEATURED SPONSORS: Shults Auto, Keyes Family Foundation, NBA, Weed Ross Insurance, WGR 550 Radio, WPIG Radio


For over 25 years, the Coaches vs. Cancer program, in collaboration with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, has united coaches and fans nationwide to help the American Cancer Society defeat a common enemy – cancer. With your passion and dedicated support, the impact has been felt in communities nationwide. Through fundraising and education initiatives, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has supported the American Cancer Society in improving and saving lives from cancer in the US and worldwide. The fight isn’t over, and we need you on our team. For more information and to join coaches in the fight against cancer, visit

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