Rising Coaches Events

Rising Coaches Elite held its first six conferences in the summers of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Our hopes are to expand to additional regional sites in 2016 and beyond during the other July recruiting events, while keeping the primary host site in Las Vegas.

Many respected college basketball coaches have spoken at our conferences. The speaker list is below and we already have commitments from Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches to speak for the 2016 conference!

As always, the goals of the Rising Coaches Conference are to connect young coaches with one another to build and develop lasting relationships in this profession and beyond. Moreover, we want to be able to collaborate and share ideas with one another so that we can be a part of each other’s growth and development. Finally, use the wisdom and advice from the speakers to establish our blueprint for success as young coaches. Using all 3 of these components, we then aim to promote attendees within the profession for jobs in which they are qualified for and where they have proven to be an asset to benefit the program inquiring.

Past speakers (alphabetical order):

Adam Cohen (Vanderbilt)
Adam Finklestein (ESPN Recruiting)
Adam Gordon (SEMO)
Alvin Brooks (Kansas State)
Andy Enfield (Southern Cal)
Andy Farrell (Southwest Mississippi CC)
Anthony Grant (OKC Thunder)
Ben Johnson (Minnesota)
Bill Coen (Northeastern)
Billy Schmidt (OKC Thunder)
Bob Cantu (UTEP)
Bobby Lutz (NC State)
Brad Brownell (Clemson)
Brian Stanchak (BDS Search)
Buzz Williams (Virginia Tech)
Charlton Young (Florida State)
Chris Babcock (Philadelphia 76ers)
Chris Caputo (Miami FL)
Chris Carlson (WCC)
Chris Hollender (UMKC)
Chris Mack (Xavier)
Cornell Mann (Iowa State)
Craig Snow (New Mexico Highlands)
Cuonzo Martin (California)
Dale Clayton (Nations of Coaches)
Dan Bere (Jacksonville)
Dan Tudor (Tudor Collegiate Strategies)
Dana Ford (Tennessee State)
Dave Rice (UNLV)
David Grace (UCLA)
Dennis Gates (Florida State)
Dr. Doug Gardner (ThinkSport.com)
Dustin Kerns (Wofford)
Dwayne Killings (Temple)
Earl Grant (College of Charleston)
Frank Martin (South Carolina)
Gary Parrish (CBS Sports)
Greg Lansing (Indiana State)
Jack Murphy (Northern Arizona)
James Brown (ALFA Worldwide LTD)
Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh)
Jeff Goodman (ESPN)
Jerome Tang (Baylor)
Jerrance Howard (Kansas)
Jim Christian (Boston College)
Jim Fox (Appalachian State)
Joe Pasternack (Arizona)
John Cooper (Miami OH)
John Welch (LA Clippers)
Josh Pastner (Memphis)
Josh Postorino (Dayton)
Kareem Richardson (UMKC)
Kerry Keating (Santa Clara)
Kevin Nickelberry (Howard)
Kevin O’Neill (Fox Sports)
Kevin Sutton (Georgetown)
Larry Brown (SMU)
Matt McCall (Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Matt Painter (Purdue)
Mike Roberts (UNC-Greensboro )
Mo Cassara (ESPN)
Pat Skerry (Towson)
Paul Fortier (Cal Poly)
Rashon Burno (Nebraska)
Rob Senderoff (Kent State)
Robert Ehsan (Alabama Birmingham)
Ryan Marks (St. Francis IL)
Stan Jones (Florida State)
Tavaras Hardy (Georgetown)
TJ Saint (Detroit Pistons)
Tom Kelsey (The Coaches Ally)
Will Wade (VCU)
Zak Buncik (UT Arlington)

Larry Brown

SMU Head Coach Larry Brown speaking.

Dave Rice

UNLV’s Dave Rice speaking to the group.

Matt Painter

Purdue coach Matt Painter sharing his story.

Louis Reynaud

Rice’s Louis Reynaud presenting at the conference.