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Rising Coaches Elite held its first six conferences in the summers of 2010 to 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  As we moved into the summer of 2016, we have relocated our annual conference to Indianapolis, IN and once again look forward to returning to Indianapolis in 2017.

Many respected college basketball coaches have spoken at our conferences. The speaker list is below, and we already have commitments from head coaches and assistant coaches to speak for the 2017 conference!

As always, the goal of the Rising Coaches Conference is to connect coaches with one another and develop lasting relationships in this profession.  In addition to providing countless networking opportunities, we hope to offer a platform for coaches to share ideas with one another.   Through our conferences, attendees gain intimate access to the wisdom of highly successful coaches and others within the industry. 

2017 Conference

Our 8th annual Rising Coaches Conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN from August 4-6, 2017.

Countdown to 2017 Rising Coaches Conference:


Rising coaches elite
Name Affiliation
Adam Cohen Stanford
Adam Finkelstein ESPN Recruiting
Adam Gordon SEMO
Alvin Brooks Baylor
Andy Enfield USC
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 Philadephia 76ers
Chris Caputo Miami (FL)
Chris Carlson WCC
Chris Hollender UMKC
Chris Mack Xavier
Cornell Mann
Craig Snow New Mexico Highlands
Cuanzo Martin California
Dale Clayton Nations of Coaches
Dan Bere Jacksonville
Dan Tudor Tudor Collegiate Strategies
Dana Ford Tennessee State
Dave Rice Nevada
David Grace UCLA
Dennis Gates Florida State
Dr. Doug Gardner
Dustin Kerns Wofford
Dwayne Killings Temple
Earl Grant College of Charleston
Frank Martin South Carolina
Gary Parrish CBS Sports
Grag Lansing Indiana State
Jack Murphy Northern Arizona
James Brown ALFA Worldwide LTD
Jamie Dixon TCU
Jeff Goodman ESPN Recruiting
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 Georgia Tech
Josh Pistorino Dayton
Kareem Richardson UMKC
Kerry Keating
Kevin Nickelberry Howard
Kevin O'Neill Fox Sports
Kevin Sutton Pittsburgh
Larry Brown SMU
Matt McCall Tennessee-Chattanooga
Matt Painter Purdue
Mike Roberts UNC-Greensboro
Mo Cassara ESPN
Pat Skerry Towson
Paul Fortier Drexel
Rashon Burno Arizona State
Rob Senderoff Kent State
Robert Ehsan UAB
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

SMU Head Coach Larry Brown speaking

UNLV’s Dave Rice speaking to the group

Purdue coach Matt Painter sharing his story

Rice’s Louis Reynaud presenting at the conference