West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 100th Birthday Celebration of Lewis D’Antoni Golf Tournament at Twin Falls State Park August 31, 2013

8/15/2013
MULLENS, W.Va. – Long-time high school basketball coach and Twin Falls State Park golfer Lewis D'Antoni becomes a centenarian this New Year’s Eve. Weather conditions in December generally are not conducive to golf play, so a Labor Day weekend 100th birthday celebration golf tournament is planned at Twin Falls State Park on Saturday, Aug. 31. The two-person scramble format is open to the public.

“It’s an honor to organize this event for Mr. D’Antoni,” said Brian Wetzel, golf professional at Twin Falls. “He’s been a pass holder at the park for many years, he made a hole in one on #4 when he was 91 years old, and he brings gentleman’s competition to the game of golf. His life story is as remarkable as his coaching career.”

Lewis J. D’Antoni was born in 1913 in McComas in McDowell County. He was a standout athlete at Mullens High School in Wyoming County. He attended Concord College, where he was a four-year letterman, team captain, and all-conference player in football and basketball. Lewis also lettered in tennis.

After college, he began his career in education. He then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before resuming his career in education. He went on to become one of West Virginia’s great high school coaches. He later coached at Chesapeake High School in Ohio. His combined experience led to more than 450 victories and one state championship while at Mullens. He served 11 years as principal at Mullens High School and 12 years as assistant principal at Chesapeake High School.

D’Antoni, with his late wife Betty Jo, is the father of Kathy, Mike, Dan, and Mark. Mike D’Antoni, head coach of the LA Lakers, is scheduled to play in the Aug. 31 tournament.

The D’Antoni 100th Birthday tournament cost is $30 per person and includes a shared cart. It is a shotgun start beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations for the tournament are required in advance. Call 304-294-4044 to sign up.
 
Twin Falls State Park is located in Wyoming County. It is a 4,000 acre travel and golf destination and features a 47-room lodge, 14-vacation cabins, 50-site campground, hiking and biking trails, restaurant, and an 18-hole championship golf course. To learn more about Twin Falls State Park visit www.twinfallsresort.com or call 304-294-4000.

Contact Information

Brian Wetzel, Golf Professional, Twin Falls State Park or Kathy D’Antoni
304-294-4044 or 304-549-5299