USF Athletics Brings “Around the Horns” Coaches Tour to USFSM

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Bulls fans can meet leaders of USF Athletics on June 24 as Head Football Coach Willie Taggart and Head Basketball Coach Orlando Antigua headline the USF Around The Horns Coaches Tour presented by Florida Blue.

The Tour includes a full day in the Sarasota-Bradenton area with a pep-rally style meet-and-greet at USF Sarasota-Manatee from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The tour, conducted by the USF Bulls Club, includes stops in Orlando, Polk County, Pinellas County, Sarasota-Manatee and Miami during a Florida swing that began Tuesday, June 3 at the Grasslands Country Club in Lakeland. The tour visits Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs and community centers, connecting with alumni, donors and fans in local Florida communities.

The Around The Horns Coaches tour presented by Florida Blue features appearances from USF head coaches including Courtney Draper (volleyball), Jose Fernandez (women’s basketball), and,  at various stops throughout. Rocky the Bull, selected student-athletes and USF spirit squads.

For more information on the Around the Horns Coaches Tour visit the USF Bulls Club website at or email

In Sarasota-Bradenton, the Tour will visit the Newtown Boys & Girls Club, Girls Inc., the 13th Avenue Dream Community Center in Bradenton and the Palmetto Youth Center and the Bradenton Kiwanis Club.

2:30-4 p.m.: USF Sarasota-Manatee Meet & Greet
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Scheduled to attend: Willie Taggart, Orlando AntiguaJose FernandezGeorge KieferDenise Schilte-Brown

5:30-9 p.m.: Dinner Cruise aboard Marina Jack II ($25 per guest)
Marina Jack
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236
Scheduled to attend: Willie Taggart, Orlando Antigua, Jose FernandezGeorge Kiefer, Denise Schilte-Brown