We’re Adam Gordon, Andy Farrell, and Trey Meyer, the founders of Rising Coaches Elite.
We are all former support staff members of Clemson Men’s Basketball.
Rising Coaches Elite was founded in the spring of 2010, without us fully understanding just what this organization was going to become.
We developed the idea for the first Rising Coaches Conference that summer.
By the time we started raising money from different companies and getting speakers, the three of us were all at different schools.
But despite the fact they we were now coaching separately, we still had a problem: our social circles overlapped. We knew we had to enlist others for this thing to work.
Other people stepped up big time.
Clemson’s new video coordinator Lucas McKay, then-Florida State video coordinator Michael Fly, and then-USC video coordinator Adam Cohen joined to become our Board of Directors.
With their help, the Rising Coaches Elite network tripled in size. Speakers and attendees began to commit left and right.
The inaugural Rising Coaches Conference was a tremendous success, and it grew even more in 2011, as about 90 coaches were in attendance.
Rising Coaches Elite has created a buzz in the coaching world, and we’re continuing to work hard to ensure that we stay true to our mission as we grow in size.
It is our hope and vision that Rising Coaches Elite will serve as a valuable stepping stone for young coaches in college basketball.
Our third annual Rising Coaches Conference is this July in Las Vegas. It’s a great opportunity to connect with and learn from other college basketball coaches. Find out how you can attend by clicking over to the events page.
If you’d like to find out more about us, please head over to the contact page.