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Rising Coaches Announces Men's and Women's Final Four Events

By Rising Coaches on Mar 8, 2022 11:05:49 AM

Rising Coaches is excited to announce details for their annual Final Four events this spring. On March 31st at the Women's Final Four in Minneapolis, Rising Coaches will host their second installment of the Women's Empowerment Series from 4-7pm at the Lumber Exchange Events Center just blocks away from the Minneapolis convention center and host hotel. The event will feature free food, cocktails and two speaker panels of some of the best and brightest minds in women's basketball. To register for this FREE event and skip the line at the door click here 

Topics: Final Four Speaker Series
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Alpert and Chibi Dinos Donate Proceeds from NFT Auction to the DEI Alliance

By Rising Coaches on Feb 7, 2022 1:09:10 PM

Birmingham, AL. Last week New York City based artist Alex Alpert teamed up with Chibi Dinos NFT project to create something special. Alpert designed a one of kind custom pair of Air Force 1’s that blended his unique artistic style and the theme of Chibi Dinos. Chibi Dinos is an NFT project that created 10,000 unique basketball playing dinosaurs from another universe. Ownership of a Chibi Dino grants it’s owner access to a play to earn game as well as exclusive Chibi content. Chibi Dinos has collaborated with several NBA players including RJ Hampton, Michael Carter Williams, Quinn Cook, Gary Harris, Kendrick Nunn, De’Aron Fox and many more. The Alpert and Chibi Dinos Air Force 1’s and the NFT of the shoes were auctioned off on Open Sea. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Rising Coaches DEI Alliance, whose mission is to use sports to create change for Equality in the sports profession and in local communities.

Topics: DEI Alliance dr. marcus bright Chibi Dinos Alex Alpert
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Rising Coaches Partners with The Basketball Podcast with Chris Oliver

By Rising Coaches on Jan 14, 2022 10:52:06 AM

Birmingham, AL. Rising Coaches Productions is proud to announce the addition of the No. 1 basketball podcast on the planet, “The Basketball Podcast” with Chris Oliver to its line-up of podcasts. The show, which began production in 2018, has collected over 2.5 million listeners in just under 200 episodes. 

Topics: chris oliver The Basketball Podcast Basketball Immersion Rising Coaches Productions
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Dr. Marcus Bright joins Rising Coaches DEI Alliance as Senior Advisor

By Rising Coaches on Jan 14, 2022 10:09:02 AM

The Rising Coaches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Alliance is proud to announce that education and social innovation leader Dr. Marcus Bright has joined the Alliance as Senior Advisor. Dr. Bright has worked across the country to build partnerships and put processes in place that have generated access, opportunities, and resources for diverse populations of people. He has published over 150 articles in various publications including the Huffington Post, The Grio, Miami Herald, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, hosted a television show that was nominated for a Regional Emmy Award, and spoken across the country on a variety of topics related to public policy, education, and social justice.

Topics: Adam Gordon dei DEI Alliance dr. marcus bright Equality and Inclusion Night Darryl Jacobs
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DEI Alliance Hosts Equality & Inclusion Night Throughout College Basketball

By Rising Coaches on Jan 11, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Birmingham, AL. Rising Coaches DEI Alliance is proud to announce the inaugural Equality and Inclusion Night February, 2022 which is also Black History Month.  The DEI Alliance, made up of 12 minority and social justice coaching organizations, is coordinating with college basketball programs across the country to ask coaches and staff to wear all black on the sidelines as well as the “equal sign” lapel pin created to symbolize equality.

Topics: Diversity Equity and Inclusion DEI Alliance Equality and Inclusion Night
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DEI Alliance Spotlight: Joe White

By Rising Coaches on Dec 22, 2021 8:26:06 AM

Joe White, a member of the Latino Basketball Coaches Association, is the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Idaho State University.
1.Why did you get into coaching?
Topics: Diversity DEI Spotlight Latino Association of Basketball Coaches
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DEI Alliance Spotlight: Eric Gracia

By Rising Coaches on Dec 6, 2021 5:03:45 PM

Eric Gracia, a member of the Latino Basketball Coaches Association and Be Ready, is the Director of Video & Analytics for Penn State Women's Basketball.
1.Why did you get into coaching?
Topics: Diversity DEI Spotlight Latino Association of Basketball Coaches Penn State WBB Be Ready
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The Right Fit Podcast Returns with New Host Darryl Jacobs

By Rising Coaches on Nov 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Birmingham, AL. The Right Fit podcast returns for season two with new host Darryl Jacobs. The hit podcast gives listeners a behind the scenes look at the hiring process in college athletics. Each episode features an in-depth interview with a different college athletic director or decision maker. Season one was hosted by Rising Coaches CEO Adam Gordon and featured fourteen episodes of interviews with Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen, Eastern Michigan VP and Director of Athletics Scott Wetherbee, Brady Barke Director of Athletics at Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Joel Erdmann of the University of South Alabama and many more.