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Rising Coaches Announces 2021 Award Winners

By Rising Coaches on Sep 7, 2021 5:00:00 AM

Birmingham, AL - Rising Coaches is proud to announce its inaugural 2021 Rising Coaches Awards.  With 1,500 plus members of all levels, Rising Coaches is an inclusive membership-based community for basketball coaches. Rising Coaches assists by providing relationships, development and job opportunities. 

Topics: award winners rising coaches awards lifetime award
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Bender Named Executive Director of Basketball and Sponsorships

By Rising Coaches on Sep 1, 2021 6:25:39 AM

Birmingham, AL. Southwest Mississippi Community College head coach and long time Rising Coaches member, Bryan Bender has joined the company in a leadership role. Bender will take over hosting duties for a weekly member's Zoom and the very popular Rising Coaches Podcast. In addition to hosting content, Bender will work behind the scenes to help Rising Coaches add strategic partners that can add value to the coaching community. "We are thrilled to add Bryan to our team," said Rising Coaches CEO Adam Gordon. "He is an extremely talented communicator who believes in our brand. He will provide instant value to our members and to our company."

Topics: bryan bender rising coaches staff executive director
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Rising Coaches Launches Training Course for Grad Assistants

By Rising Coaches on Aug 26, 2021 2:25:25 PM

Birmingham, AL. Rising Coaches has produced the first ever training resource for Graduate Assistant Coaches. The position of Graduate Assistant is arguably one of the most important on staff. GA's are asked to wear many hats and balance several different relationships all with little to no coaching experience under their belt.

Topics: Coaching Resources GA Academy Graduate Assistant Basketball Coach Training
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DEI Spotlight: Sheila Boykin on giving back to the game

By Rising Coaches on Aug 9, 2021 1:50:00 PM

Sheila Boykin is giving back to the game as an Assistant Coach for the CSUN Women's Basketball team.

Topics: Women's Basketball DEI Spotlight DEI Alliance Ganiyat Adeduntan
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Erin Sinnott To Join Minnesota Women's Basketball Staff

By Rising Coaches on Jul 26, 2021 8:36:42 AM

Birmingham, AL. Erin Sinnott, who has served as the Director of Operations and Member Services for Rising Coaches since the spring of 2020, has been hired in a support staff position for Minnesota Women's Basketball. During her time with Rising Coaches, Sinnott helped run the internal operations of the company as well as manage the needs of Rising Coaches' over 1,500 members. "Erin has been such a vital part of our company's growth over the last year" said Rising Coaches CEO Adam Gordon. "Not only did she help streamline all of our behind the scenes processes, but she ingratiated herself to our community of coaches. She's been totally bought into our mission of inclusion and development. We couldn't have asked for a better ambassador for our brand."

Topics: Rising Coaches erin sinnott women's basketball coach lindsey whalen Rising Coaches Director of Operations Minnesota Golden Gophers Women's Basketball
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Speakers Announced for Rising Coaches Conference East

By Rising Coaches on Jun 29, 2021 12:11:24 PM

Rising Coaches has announced its' first group of speakers for the 12th Annual Rising Coaches Conference East set to take place in Atlanta, July 6-7th. The line-up includes Alabama head coach and SEC champion Nate Oats, Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young, Georgia State head coach Rob Lanier, Noel Gillespie - head coach of the College Park SkyHawks of the NBA G League, Richie Riley of South Alabama, DeLaina Jordan of Parker Executive Search and many more. The event will also include a panel about the hiring process with new Kennesaw State women's basketball coach Octavia Blue and their COO who led the search Tamica Smith Jones.

Topics: Social Justice Rising Coaches Event Rising Coaches Conference deLaina Jordan
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DEI Spotlight: Marlon Stewart is staying loyal to the process

By Rising Coaches on Jun 2, 2021 9:25:00 AM

Marlon Stewart is an Assistant Coach at Oregon State and a legacy member of Rising Coaches. 
1. Why did you get into coaching?
Topics: marlon stewart DEI Spotlight DEI Alliance
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Speakers Announced for the Rising Coaches Conference West

By Rising Coaches on May 25, 2021 7:14:56 PM

The Rising Coaches Conference West which will be held June 17-18 at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, AZ has announced this year's line up of speakers. The conference will feature some of the best basketball minds in the world from men's and women's college basketball, as well as the NBA. The speaker line-up includes ...

Topics: Rising Coaches Event Rising Coaches Conference phil beckner coaches conference phoenix chris oliver damon stoudemire