Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller, football coach Rich Rodriguez to appear at free Valley event

Posted at 2:22 PM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 19:31:14-04

Arizona Wildcat fans in the Phoenix area will soon have a chance to meet UA basketball coach Sean Miller, football coach Rich Rodriguez, women's basketball coach Adia Barnes and new athletic director Dave Heeke -- all without having to leave the Valley.

Heeke and all three coaches will be in attendance for the Wildcats' 2017 Phoenix Road Tour held at Culinary Dropout/The Yard in Tempe on Wednesday, May 3. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Attendance is free, but those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP here.

Miller led the Wildcats to a Pac-12 regular-season championship, Pac-12 Tournament title and Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season. The Wildcats football team was just 3-9 under Rodriguez last season, but UA ended the year with a Territorial Cup victory over ASU.

Barnes, who starred as a player at Arizona and in the WNBA, just completed her first season as the women's basketball coach in Tucson.

Heeke was hired by Arizona in March to replace outgoing athletic director Greg Byrne, who accepted the same position at Alabama. Heeke has already talked about the importance of reaching out to UA alumni throughout the state.