August 31, 2012

SMART, RAMS SET TO HOST COACHES CLINIC ON OCT. 20TH

RICHMOND, Va. – After posting the second-highest win total in the first three years of any college coaching career (84), Head Coach Shaka Smart and his staff want to spend some time sharing their knowledge of the game with some of their peers.

Smart and his staff will host the third annual VCU Coaches Clinic, Saturday, October 20 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Shaka Smart Basketball Camps
Attn: Coaches Clinic
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 843013
Richmond, VA 23284-301

The clinic begins with a VCU practice at the Franklin Street Gym practice facility. After breaking for lunch, the participants will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, which include Smart himself, John Thompson, long-time head coach at North Carolina Wesleyan, and former South Carolina and Western Kentucky Head Coach Darrin Horn.

John Thompson, the head coach and Athletic Director at NC Wesleyan, enters his 18th season with the Battling Bishops. He has posted over 250 wins and five championships during his tenure. This past summer, he was selected as a court coach for USA Basketball's Junior National Team.

Darrin Horn, the former head coach at South Carolina and Western Kentucky, spent nearly 20 years on the Division I basketball sidelines. He was an assistant at Marquette when NBA start Dwayne Wade was a member of the Golden Eagles. He then guided his alma mater, Western Kentucky, to 111 wins in five seasons, including a Sweet 16 berth in 2008. After that run with the Hilltoppers, Horn spent five seasons as the head coach at South Carolina. 

Shaka Smart, head coach at VCU, has piled up 84 wins in his first three seasons with the Rams, the second-highest total by any coach in NCAA history. He has helped guide VCU to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments, racking up a postseason record of 11-2 over his first three seasons. In 2011, he led the Rams on what many call the most incredible run in NCAA Tournament when VCU reached the Final Four.

Each clinic participant will receive a VCU Nike polo, a clinic booklet, continental breakfast and admittance into the coaches social. The cost of the clinic is $60.00 per person attending.

Please fill out the registration form linked above and submit payment to address listed on the form.

For more information, contact Dennis Kazimir at (732) 948-6169 or vcuramscoachingclinic@gmail.com. For updated news and information on the clinic, follow "@VCUCoachClinic" on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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