Dec. 12, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - Florida State University Associate Head Coach Stan Jones was a perfect 25 of 25 from the free throw line in the first round of the second annual Shots From The Heart free throw shooting contest and will face either Marco Marcos of Rice or Jerry Hobbie of SMU in the second round of the contest during the month of December. Jones is looking to repeat his performance from last season when he advanced to the national finals as he continues his quest to bring awareness to the American Heart Association and its mission of finding a cure for heart disease.
The Shots From The Heart competition is sponsored by collegeinsider.com to benefit the American Heart Association. Jones was nearly perfect in the first five rounds of the tournament as he made 120 of his 125 shots (.960 percent) in advancing to the championship round. Bubba Jennings, an assistant coach at Texas Tech, won the assistant coach bracket of the Shots From The Heart competition with a victory over Jones in the championship match at the end of the 2011 season. Jennings chose not to defend his championship in this year's event.
The project is designed to help raise awareness for the growing problem of heart disease and benefits the American Heart Association. The event pays tribute to the late Skip Prosser who passed away of a heart attack in 2007. Prosser spent 21 years as collegiate head coach at Loyola (MD), Xavier and Wake Forest. He made 18 postseason appearances and is the only coach in NCAA history to take three separate schools to the NCAA Tournament in his first year coaching the teams.
To find out more about this program and for ways to help in the battle against heart disease, log onto www.collegeinsider.com/shots or contact your local chapter of the American Heart Association. You can also log onto www.heart.org for more information on the American Heart Association.
Fans are encouraged to sponsor all of the coaches in the competition. Coaches can be sponsored for designated rate or on a per basket basis. All proceeds are raised to benefit the American Heart Association.