Tuesday December 17, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
In 1925, Clifford P. Keen came to Ann Arbor to attend Law School and promptly led the upstart U-M Wolverines Wrestling Program into Big Ten Conference prominence. He served as the head coach of the wrestling team from 1925 to 1970, leading the Wolverines to 13 Big Ten Conference championships, and coaching 68 All-American wrestlers. One of the initial inductees into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, he holds the longest tenure of any head coach in Wolverine athletics history, and is known nationally as a true pioneer in American collegiate wrestling.
Former NCAA referee Dave Taylor, who beautifully captured the story Cliff Keen in his new book "Legends Of Michigan: Cliff Keen," will recall this U-M legend for an an evening of entertaining sports and wrestling history. Copies of the book will be for sale and the event includes a book signing. The book features eloquent stories, summaries and countless interviews of former wrestlers and football players who competed for Coach Keen. It also details interesting tales of recruiting pipelines and the coaching tree of legends.