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The 2016 NCAA® Men’s Basketball Champions Kickoff the New Season with a Formal Ladder Presentation of the Werner Championship Ladder to Coach Wright and the Team

Oct 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 - (BRYN MAWR, PA) In honor of their 2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, head coach Jay Wright and the Villanova University Wildcats’ athletics department will be presented with the one of the Werner ladders used to cut down the nets in Houston this past April. The presentation will take place during Villanova’s “Hoops Mania” at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 28, 2016, at The Pavilion in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. 

"For the ninth year in a row, Werner Ladder is humbled to be associated with the net-cutting ceremony and such an iconic moment in sports, especially the way it was won this year. It is our honor and privilege to commemorate the achievements of Coach Wright and the Villanova University Men’s Basketball Team during the 2015-2016 season," said Chris Filardi, Vice President of Marketing for Werner Co. “To help them kick off the next season, we are excited to present them with one of the 2016 Championship ladders at Hoops Mania.”

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About the NABC
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas.  Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game.  The NABC has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.  All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes.  The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.  Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at

About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit and for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Allstate, Amazon Echo, Bing (Microsoft), Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Unilever and Wendy’s.