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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.
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)
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
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!
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 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.
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.
Purdue University men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter will speak at next week’s Rising Coaches Conference in Las Vegas.
A Purdue University alumnus, Painter is entering his eighth season as head coach there.
He got his start in coaching at Washington & Jefferson College immediately after graduating from Purdue. He held assistant coaching positions at Barton College, Eastern Illinois, and Southern Illinois, before being promoted to head coach at the latter in 2003.
He then served as associate head coach at Purdue for one season before taking the head coaching job.
He’s also coached multiple United States international teams.
For more information about the conference, read more at the events page.
Iowa State assistant coach Cornell Mann will speak at July’s Rising Coaches Conference in Las Vegas.
In Mann’s first year at Iowa State last year, the team registered 25 wins and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.
He previously coached at the University of Dayton, Western Michigan University, and Eastern Michigan University. He coached high school and club basketball as well as at Colby Community College and Elmira College.
He played in college for one season at Colorado and three seasons at Akron, where he graduated in 1995.
For more details on this year’s Rising Coaches Conference, head over to the events page.
Rising Coaches Elite revealed five more speakers for the 2012 Rising Coaches Conference today.
Rice associate head coach Louis Reynaud, Northeastern head coach Bill Coen, UNLV head coach Dave Rice, Louisville assistant coach Kareem Richardson, and Illinois State assistant coach Dana Ford will speak at this month’s conference.
Louis Reynaud is going into his fifth season as an assistant coach at Rice University. He previously worked as an assistant at the University of California for 11 years. He got his start in coaching as a high school coach at St. Patrick-St.Vincent and De La Salle High Schools in California.
Bill Coen was an assistant coach under Al Skinner at Rhode Island and Boston College before taking over the head job at Northeastern University in 2006. Coen played at Hamilton College and, after a few years working in computer software, coached high school basketball prior to joining the college coaching ranks.
Dave Rice just completed his first year as a head coach. His UNLV team finished with a 26-9 record, including a regular season win over #1-ranked North Carolina and an NCAA Tournament berth. Rice played at UNLV and had been an assistant coach at UNLV, Utah State, and BYU.
Kareem Richardson joined Louisville as an assistant coach this spring after having coached at Xavier University and Drake University. He has also coached at UMKC, his alma mater Evansville, Wright State, Indiana State, and the University of Indianapolis. He played at East Carolina and Evansville and he has a reputation as a top recruiter.
Dana Ford returned to his alma mater Illinois State as an assistant coach this May. He comes over there from Wichita State, where he had started as a graduate assistant a year after after his playing career at Illinois State ended in 2006.
Stay tuned for more announcements regarding Rising Coaches Conference speakers in the near future.
We’re excited to have such a great group of people aboard. To find out more about the Rising Coaches conference, click here.