Rising Coaches March 2014 Newsletter Published

Rising Coaches EliteWe have posted our new Rising Coaches Newsletter for February 2014.

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Rising Coaches Elite Newsletter — March 2014

Rising Coaches February 2014 Newsletter Posted

Rising Coaches EliteWe have posted our new Rising Coaches Newsletter for February 2014.

To read the newsletter, click the link below:

Rising Coaches Elite Newsletter — February 2014

Egnyte Partners With Rising Coaches Elite & Rising AD’s

EgnyteRising Coaches Elite and Rising AD’s is proud to announce a new platinum sponsor Egnyte.

Egnyte joins XOS Digital, Connor Sports, Fast Model Sports, Sterling Athletics, Alfa, Private Jet Services and Better Basketball as an exclusive sponsor.

Rising Coaches Elite and Rising AD’s look forward to working with Egnyte to help grow the game of basketball and support coaches everywhere with their easy and safe file sharing cloud system.

About Egnyte

Egnyte powers enterprise file sharing and access for more than 40,000 customers globally.

The award-winning platform optimally balances IT’s need for security, control, and compliance with users’ demands for simple access to highly sensitive documents stored on- premises and low sensitivity documents stored in the cloud.

Founded in 2007, Egnyte is a privately-held company headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Rising Coaches November 2013 Newsletter

Rising Coaches Elite

Rising Coaches Elite

The Rising Coaches Elite Newsletter for November, 2013 has been posted.

You can read it by clicking the link below.

Rising Coaches Newsletter — November 2013

2013 Rising Coaches Conference Notes Posted

We’ve posted notes recapping the Fourth Annual Rising Coaches Conference, held in July, 2013.

To check out notes from this conference, as well as the three previous conferences, head over to the Resources page.

2013 Rising Coaches Conference Schedule Announced

The schedule for the 2013 Rising Coaches Conference has been posted.

Rising Coaches Conference

Tuesday, July 23rd
7:00 – 9:00pm: Registration (East Ballroom)
9:00 – 11:00pm: Meet and Greet (Ignite Lounge)

Wednesday, July 24th
8:00 – 9:00am: Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45am: Admin Roundtable (Kevin McGinniss – ECAC, Ryan Bamford – GATech, Bill Chaves – Eastern Wash.)
9:45 – 10:30am: Alvin Brooks III (Kansas State)
10:30 – 10:45am Connor Sports Presentation
10:45 – 11:30am: Andy Enfield (USC)
11:30 – 12:15pm: Kerry Keating (Santa Clara)
12:15 – 1:15pm: Lunch
1:15 – 1:30pm: XOS Digital Presentation
1:30 – 2:15pm: Pat Skerry (Towson)
2:15 – 3:00pm: Dennis Gates (Florida State)
3:00 – 3:15pm: Break
3:15 – 3:30pm: Private Jet Services Presentation
3:30 – 4:15pm: Robert Ehsan (UAB)
4:15 – 5:00pm: Gary Parrish (CBS Sports)
5:00pm: Dismiss
8:00: Dinner (The Pub)

Thursday, July 25th
8:00 – 9:00am: Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45am: Dan Bere (IPFW)
9:45 – 10:30am: Chris Hollender (Mississippi State)
10:30 – 11:00am: James Brown (Alfa)
11:15 – 12:00pm: Rising Coaches Elite discussion
12:00pm: Business card exchange

Dates Set for the 4th Annual Rising Coaches Conference

Rising Coaches Elite has announced the dates for its fourth annual conference.

The event will again be held in Las Vegas, NV on July 23-25, 2013.

The Rising Coaches Conference provides an opportunity for aspiring coaches from all over the country to expand their network and forge relationships with their peers over three days in Vegas!

We will, as always, have a panel of speakers made up of some of the top head and assistant coaches in the country. Attendees will have a chance to learn from the experiences of some of the best basketball minds in the country as they share their career paths and advice with the next generation of coaches.

This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with our inaugural Rising Athletic Directors conference.

The two groups will have a chance to interact during our socials, our dinner party, and during a handful of keynote speakers. The conception of Rising Athletic Directors gives aspiring coaches a chance to meet aspiring ADs with the hopes that we will all rise in the industry together and help each other throughout our careers.

Registration is now open at the cost of $85 which includes four meals, two socials, and a conference fee. Discounted room rates will be available at our host hotel. Speaker and hotel information will be released soon!

The conference will begin on the evening of the 23rd and conclude at noon on the 25th, so make your travel plans accordingly!

Over 300 Coaches in Attendance at the Rising Coaches Final Four Party

Rising Coaches Elite 2013 Final Four Party

Rising Coaches Elite 2013 Final Four Party

On Saturday, April 6th, 2013, Rising Coaches Elite hosted itss 3rd annual Final Four Party.

The event was held at Side Bar, just blocks away from the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta.

“This was probably our biggest turnout yet,” according to Rising Coaches co-founder Adam Gordon.

Over 300 college coaches enjoyed free food and watched the semi-final games together in the downtown Atlanta sports bar.

“It’s awesome to see how this has grown. Our first event was 3 years ago and we had 35 people. Now we have over 300 coaches in one room.”

Rising Coaches has big plans to continue their growth as they are launching a new division of their company called Rising Athletic Directors, or RAD for short. RAD will be targeted toward aspiring Athletic Directors. The two groups join forces in July for their annual conference in Las Vegas.

Samford’s Bennie Seltzer announced as speaker

Bennie Seltzer

Bennie Seltzer
Samford University
Head Coach

Samford University head coach Bennie Seltzer will speak at the 2012 Rising Coaches Conference on Thursday morning.

Seltzer was hired as Samford’s new head coach in April after having served as an assistant coach on Tom Crean’s staffs at Marquette and Indiana.

He also coached at Oklahoma under Kelvin Sampson.

He played college basketball at Washington State, where he was named First Team All-Pac 10. He remains the conference’s all-time assists leader.

After his college playing career ended, he played professionally in Turkey, Venezuela, Poland, and the Netherlands.

Larry Brown to speak at Rising Coaches Conference

Larry Brown

Larry Brown
Head Coach

Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown will speak at the Rising Coaches Conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Brown took the SMU job this spring after a long, storied career coaching at the college and professional level.

He’s coached games in college at UCLA and Kansas, where he won a championship in 1988.

He’s also coached with several NBA teams, including the 2004 NBA champion Detroit Pistons.

Brown was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.