Men's Basketball to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week from Jan. 22 - Jan. 28

BOONE, N.C. -- The Appalachian State men's basketball program will participate in events during Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers week, running from January 22 through January 28.

Monday, January 22, will mark the beginning of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week, which is a nationwide event that unites coaches across the country to raise funds and awareness about the fight against cancer, and promotes the American Cancer Society as a source of inspiration and hope for those facing cancer.

The Mountaineer coaching staff will be wearing sneakers with special gold laces for both home contests on Thursday, January 25 against Little Rock and Saturday, January 27 versus Arkansas State in memory of 8-year old basketball fan Lacey Holsworth. In addition, specialty Coaches vs. Cancer ties will be created and sold online and through Vineyard Vines while supplies last.

All sales from the golden shoelaces will go towards cancer research, with 85 percent of proceeds going benefiting the Coaches vs. Cancer program and 15 percent benefiting Princess Lacey's Legacy. Also, 30 percent of the proceeds from each tie sold will benefit the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

Also new in 2018 is an eBay online auction, featuring sneakers and ties signed by college coaches across the country, with all proceeds going towards cancer research. Items auctioned can be found here, beginning Monday, January 20.

In addition, several coaches from across North Carolina are teaming up with local Subway® restaurants to launch a special Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising campaign that runs through February.

On Wednesday, January 24, head coach Jim Fox will serve as a sandwich artist from noon to 1:00 at the Subway located at 1542 Hwy. 421 S, Gateway Center, in an effort to raise awareness and support in the fight against cancer.

Fox is one of five coaches taking part in this event, joining Pat Kelsey (Winthrop), Houston Fancher (Charlotte), Bob McKillop (Davidson) and Tim Craft (Gardner-Webb).

Donations in any amount can be made at the checkout of participating Subway® restaurants from Jan. 15 through Feb. 28 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the local Coaches vs. Cancer program, which is celebrating 25 years. For more information on Coaches vs. Cancer, visit

Appalachian State to host 2019, 2020 SoCon Wrestling Championships
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – After a vote of the league’s wrestling members, Appalachian State has been awarded the right to host the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Southern Conference Wrestling Championships.

The Mountaineers will host the tournaments at their Holmes Convocation Center. Appalachian State has hosted the championship seven previous times, with the last coming in 2011. The Mountaineers have never hosted in consecutive years.

The 2019 edition of the tournament will take place Sunday, March 10, and the 2020 championship will be contested Sunday, March 8.

The 2019 championship will feature seven teams, as associate member SIUE is departing the league after this season. Presbyterian, which recently announced that it is launching a program, will join the SoCon for the 2019-20 season, bringing the membership back to eight for the 2020 tournament.

The 2018 Southern Conference Wrestling Championship is slated to take place at The Citadel’s McAlister Field House in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, March 3.

Future Southern Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship host sites

2019        Appalachian State

2020        Appalachian State