News Release

DJC Roadrunners to Be Lunch & Learn Topic at Dalton State

February 24, 2012

Dr. John Schwenn
Melvyn Ottinger

Melvyn Ottinger, Head Coach of the Dalton Junior College Roadrunners during the team’s glory days, will present “Beep! Beep! The DJC Roadrunners, 1968-1978” at Dalton State, Friday, March 16, at 12 noon. The Lunch & Learn program is hosted by the Dalton State Foundation and will be held in the College’s James E. Brown Center.

In the team’s 10-year existence, the Roadrunners compiled a 231-78 record, held national top-10 rankings eight out of 10 years, won two division, two state, and two regional championships, and twice reached the national tournament. During his Lunch & Learn, Coach Ottinger will talk about how the Roadrunner basketball program got its start in 1968 and his team’s magical run to the national tournament in 1972.

Reservations are required by Wednesday, March 14, and can be made by calling 706-272-4473. Cost is $10; payment is required in advance. Lunch is included.

Those wishing to know more are invited to call the Dalton State Foundation at 706-272-4473 or email
Dalton State, 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
706.272.4436 • 1.800.829.4436 •