Rising Coaches Events

Buzz Williams

Marquette Head Coach Buzz Williams

2010 Conference Speakers
Head Coaches
Brad Brownell – Clemson
Mo Cassara – Hofstra
Jim Christian – TCU
Steve Lavin – St. John’s
Josh Pastner – Memphis
Buzz Williams – Marquette
Charlton Young – Georgia Southern
Assistant Coaches
Bob Cantu – USC
Paul Fortier – Washington
Jim Fox – Davidson
Earl Grant – Clemson
Stan Jones – Florida State
Dustin Kerns – Santa Clara
Cornell Mann – Dayton
Mark Morefield – Baylor
Josh Postorino – DePaul
2011 Conference Speakers
Head Coaches
Kevin O’Neill – USC
Anthony Grant – Alabama
Chris Mack – Xavier
John Cooper – Tennessee State
Assistant Coaches
Matt McCall – Florida
Dwayne Killings – Temple
Dana Ford – Wichita State
Joe Pasternack – Arizona

Rising Coaches Elite held its first four conferences in the summers of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in Las Vegas, NV.

Many respected college basketball coaches have spoken at our conferences. These speakers include head coaches such as Larry Brown, Dave Rice, Steve Lavin, Josh Pastner, and Buzz Williams.

Our conferences have been covered by the media, including Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish from CBS Sports.

Our fifth annual Coaches Conference will be held on July 22-24, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, and the second Rising Athletic Directors Conference will also take place there at the same time.

The goals of the Rising Coaches Conference are as follows:

  • To connect coaches with other coaches so that we can make new friends and help one another succeed.
  • To share ideas and suggestions with one another so that we can be a part of each other’s growth and development.
  • To create a greater sense of community and kinship among college basketball coaches.

Click the thumbnails below to view a few photos from the 2012 Rising Coaches Conference.

Dave Rice

UNLV’s Dave Rice speaking to the group.

Larry Brown

SMU Head Coach Larry Brown speaking.

Louis Reynaud

Rice’s Louis Reynaud presenting at the conference.

Matt Painter

Purdue coach Matt Painter sharing his story.
















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