Dave Gavitt: Dave Gavitt coached the Friars for 10 seasons, posting a 209-84 mark (1969-79). He is the second winningest coach all-time at Providence behind his mentor, Joe Mullaney (319-64). Gavitt also was an assistant at PC under Mullaney. Gavitt posted eight straight 20-win seasons, appeared in five NCAA's (including a Final Four in 1973) and made three NIT's. Gavitt coached some of the greatest players in Friar history, including John Thompson, Jimmy Walker, Jim Larranaga, Ernie DiGregorio, Marvin Barnes, Kevin Stacom, Joe Hassett and Bruce Campbell He was selected to be the US Olympic coach in 1980. Gavitt also was the PC Athletics Director from 1971-82. In 1982, he left Providence College to become the full-time commissioner of the BIG EAST. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.