Coaches vs. Cancer Sweepstakes
- By Noah Schwartz
- Mar 24, 2022
Engage and the American Cancer Society have had a very successful partnership, raising both awareness and money for cancer research. In the newest chapter of the partnership, the 2022 Coaches vs. Cancer sweepstakes is bringing collegiate basketball fans all over the country the chance to not only donate to a fantastic cause, but also the opportunity to have one-of-a-kind memorabilia from their favorite coaches and players.
With March Madness in full swing and the Sweet Sixteen keeping us all on our toes, there is not a better time to buy a few entries to take your shot at winning big. Many of the coaches and players featured in the sweepstakes are still alive in the tournament with hopes of making it all the way. Remember, you miss all of the shots you don’t take, so give it a shot and take a look at five coaches participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer Sweepstakes on Engage:
5. Coach Roy Williams
Coach Roy Williams is the former head coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Kansas Jayhawks. He spent 18 seasons with the Tar Heels and 15 with the Jayhawks, and was inducted into both the College Basketball Hall of Fame and Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and 2007 respectively. While at UNC, which was also his alma mater, Coach Williams led the Tar Heels to three national championships, five Final Fours, nine ACC regular season championships and three ACC Tournament crowns. At Kansas, he made it to four Final Fours and two national title games, and with his success at both schools, he is the only coach in college basketball history to have over 400 wins at two separate schools. Though he is no longer the coach, his spirit lives on in the Tar Heels who are going strong and will take on UCLA in their Sweet Sixteen matchup.
4. Coach Kelvin Sampson
Coach Kelvin Sampson is head coach of the University of Houston Cougars. He has coached at Montana Tech, Washington State, Oklahoma, and Indiana as the head coach, and for the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets as an assistant coach. After his stint in the NBA, Coach Sampson returned to college coaching where he has seen tremendous success. Coach Sampson has led his teams to 16 NCAA Tournament appearances and is one of only 15 coaches in collegiate basketball history to lead four or more schools to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Sampson’s Cougars face off with No. 1 seed Arizona to punch their ticket to the Elite Eight, so make sure to buy your entries for his autographed shoes worn during this historic UH season.
3. Coach Eric Musselman
Coach Eric Musselman is the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks, currently in his third season with the team. Despite his newness to the Razorbacks, he is no stranger to coaching with over 30 years of coaching experience. Coach Musselman has coached for seven professional teams including the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings. Prior to coming to Arkansas, Coach Musselman led the Nevada Wolf Pack to three Mountain West regular-season titles and multiple NCAA Tournament appearances. At Arkansas, Coach Musselman has taken his team to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2021, and now in 2022, the Razorbacks have made their move to the Elite Eight once again in a convincing win over No. 1 seed Gonzaga. Coach Musselman has already had an incredible career, but it appears as if his stock is only going up from here, so make sure you get your entries so you can get your hands on a little piece of history.
2. Coach Mick Cronin
Coach Mick Cronin is the head coach of the UCLA Bruins, in his third season with the team. In 2021, Coach Cronin led the Bruins from the First Four to the Final Four, with five consecutive NCAA Tournament game wins. In 2020, after his first season at UCLA, Coach Cronin was named the PAC-12’s Coach of the Year. Before he made his way to Westwood, Coach Cronin took his Cincinnati Bearcats, his alma mater, to the NCAA Tournament in his final nine seasons as their head coach. Coach Cronin had also won Coach of the Year in 2014 with the Bearcats in the Ohio Valley Conference, and his leadership took the program to new levels. In addition to his success at UCLA and Cincinnati, Coach Cronin had a very successful stint at Murray State, where he won two conference tournament titles and one regular-season crown. Just last week, Coach Cronin was signed to an 8-year extension at UCLA, which Bruin fans surely are not upset about since his team will be taking on UNC in the Sweet Sixteen with hopes of securing their first national title since 1995.
1. Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Coach Mike Krzyzewski, affectionately known as Coach K, is the current coach and five-time national champion at Duke. Making his last tournament run with the Blue Devils as he heads into retirement, Coach K remains the all-time winningest coach in collegiate basketball. During his tenure at Duke, which has lasted 41 seasons, he has led his team to 12 Final Fours, 15 ACC tournament championships, and 13 ACC regular season titles for which he has been named a Naismith Hall of Fame coach. He was the first Division I head coach ever to achieve a four-figure win total and in addition to his incredible career as a college head coach, he is a six-time gold medalist as the head of the US Men’s National Team. For the past 41 years and for many years to come, the name Coach K will be associated with the pinnacle of collegiate basketball, so don’t miss out on your chance to win a signed shirt, sweatpants, and a pair of shoes signed by the legend himself.
To buy 4 entries costs $10, to buy 10 entries costs $25, to buy 20 entries costs $50, to buy 40 entries costs $100, to buy 60 entries costs $150, to buy 100 entries costs $250, and to buy 200 entries costs $500. Winners will be announced on May 8th, 2022 via email, at or around 6 PM PST. If you would like to purchase entries to our sweepstakes events or explore our talent, visit the Engage website at https://www.letsengage.com/.