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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.

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Field Set for the 2021 Rising Coaches Classic

By Rising Coaches on Oct 28, 2021 11:19:38 AM

Birmingham, AL. Rising Coaches is pleased to announce the inaugural Rising Coaches Classic. The Multi-Team Event will be hosted by the College of Charleston from November 11-14th and will feature four division one men’s basketball teams. The field for the event will include Loyola MD, South Carolina State, Lipscomb and host school College of Charleston. All games will be broadcast live by FloSports at www.flosports.com

Topics: Adam Gordon Brian Burton MTE College of Charleston tournament Rising Coaches Classic Basketball Tournament
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By Rising Coaches on Oct 11, 2021 9:34:01 AM

Birmingham, AL - Rising Coaches is proud to announce the addition of world-renowned player development coach & consultant Mike Procopio to its staff and Rising Coaches Consulting.

Topics: Consulting New Mentorship Program mike procopio Coach mentoring
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DEI Alliance Announces 2021 "Next Up" Participants

By Rising Coaches on Oct 4, 2021 1:41:22 PM

Birmingham, AL. The Rising Coaches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alliance is pleased to announce the finalists for its second annual “Next Up” Head Coaches Training Initiative.  The finalists for “Next Up 2021” are as follows:

Topics: Search Firm dei Next Up DEI Alliance herb courtney Renaissance Search and Consulting
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Fernandes Joins Rising Coaches as Director of External Ops

By Rising Coaches on Sep 24, 2021 7:20:39 AM

Birmingham, AL. Rising Coaches has announced the addition of Menelik Fernandes to its' staff. Fernandes will take over as the Director of External Operations for Rising Coaches. "We are so excited to add Menelik to our team," said Rising Coaches CEO Adam Gordon. "His background in sales and his experience as a member of Rising Coaches will provide our company with a valuable skill set and perspective"

Topics: rising coaches staff Menelik Fernandes Rising Coaches hires External operations
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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