WSU’s coach Marshall wins $15,000 for Wichita Children’s Home

03/18/2014 5:54 PM

03/19/2014 11:13 PM

Wichita State University men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall won $15,000 for the Wichita Children’s Home by finishing in the “final four” of ESPN.com’s Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

The contest, which allowed people to vote for their favorite coach and his charity over a 10-week period, started with 48 coaches.

Ohio State’s Thad Matta won the challenge, earning $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg and Purdue’s Matt Painter joined Marshall and Matta in the “final four.” Hoiberg won $15,000 for the American Heart Association, and Painter won the same amount for the Smith Family Break Thru Fund.

Each of the coaches who participated in the contest received at least $1,000 for charity. University of Kansas coach Bill Self won $1,000 for the Assists Foundation, and Kansas State University coach Bruce Weber earned $1,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer.

The Wichita Children’s Home offers emergency temporary housing for children in the Wichita area.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service