Fifty years ago the Dayton Flyers, an un-ranked Cinderella team, won four heart-pounding victories to propel themselves into the finals of the NCAA men's basketball tournament to face John Wooden's UCLA Bruins led by Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul Jabbar). Join historian Michael Williams to relive the 1966-67 season and tournament. This account is based on interviews with former Dayton head coach Don Donoher and members of the 1966-67 Flyers. "Flyers in the Finals" is the cover story of the January-March 2017 issue of Timeline magazine, copies of which will be for sale at the presentation.
Speaker’s biography: Michael Williams is the author of "Flyers in the Finals." He has a Masters' degree in history from the University of Dayton, teaches social studies and English at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center and does history programs for the Dayton Metro Library system.