Thursday, August 30, 2012

2012 Dallas Basketball Coaching Workshop

Matt Grahn Basketball is excited to announce the 2012 Dallas Basketball Coaching Workshop will be held on October 6th at the University of Dallas!

The speakers and I are all very excited about this event and wish to share with you. This is a fantastic time to learn and grow as a coach, right before college practices and about a month before high school practices, to have those valuable nuggets fresh in your mind as you start your season.

The lineup of speakers and their wealth of knowledge is once again, in a word, phenomenal! One of the best qualities about all of the speakers is their approachability. All of them are "hoops junkies" and are more than willing to share their thoughts with others. This will be a fun day of basketball and one that you don't want to miss!

Fran Fraschilla, ESPN Analyst - Fran has been the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's, and New Mexico. He brings 23 years of collegiate coaching experience as well as his analysis of international basketball to the workshop.

Bob Hill, NBA Veteran Coach - Bob was the head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, and Indiana Pacers as well as head coach at Fordham University. He has coached internationally in Japan, Taiwan, and Ukraine among others.

Bob Starkey, Texas A&M Assistant Coach -  Bob is a 25-year collegiate coaching veteran. His experiences include assisting Dale Brown with the men's team and Van Chancellor with the women's team at LSU. He has mentored 6 WNBA first round picks and 3 NBA first round picks. The women's program at LSU advanced to 4 consecutive Final Fours during his time there.

Danny Henderson, Duncanville High School Head Coach - Danny won back-to-back Texas 5A State Titles in 2011 and 2012 at Flower Mound's Marcus High School. Under his tutelage, Marcus Smart blossomed into a McDonald's All-American.

Jarred Samples, University of Dallas Head Coach - Jarred currently ranks 3rd on the all-time wins list at UD. He ranks in the top 5 on the all-time assists leaders at UD. Jarred has spent time as an assistant coach at Southwestern University and the University of Chicago before taking the helm at his alma mater.