MACON, Ga. – Each month the Atlanta Tip-Off Club honors the top high school players, coaches and officials in metro Atlanta that features a special roundtable discussion. Mercer women's basketball head coach Brenda Welch-Nichols will speak at this month's banquet on Jan. 30.
Nichols will be joined on the dais by Auburn men's basketball head coach Jeff Lebo and Georgia women's head basketball coach Andy Landers.
"It's a great honor to sit on a panel with Jeff Lebo and Andy Landers," said Nichols. "Hopefully, I'll be able to pick their brains some and bring home some great knowledge."
Nichols is also excited about the opportunity the banquet provides her and Mercer. "This is a great chance to promote my team and Mercer athletics," she said.
"This is good exposure for the program," said Mercer athletics director Bobby Pope. "It's also very timely because [Coach Nichols] has the team playing good defense and going in the right direction."
The banquet is Jan. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center's Georgia Ballroom. Registration begins at 7 p.m. with the program starting 30 minutes later. Individual tickets cost $35 and tables of 10 are available for $350.