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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.

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Second Social Justice Roundtable Brings Grassroots Into Focus

By Kevin Sweeney on Aug 10, 2020 3:23:26 PM

Even two months after murder of George Floyd brought conversations about social injustices and racial inequality to the forefront of the national dialogue, the college basketball community continues to come together to discuss issues that people in the profession face both inside and outside the game of basketball. After the first rendition of the event brought together more than 200 coaches for a night of conversation and growth, this month’s panel had an extra emphasis on those who work at the grassroots levels of basketball. Leaders in JUCO and prep basketball as well as representatives from the scouting community spoke for close to four hours about the ways they can continue to educate themselves, each other, and their programs about these important topics. The conversation was moderated by Brian Burton and Adam Gordon.

Topics: grassroots Kevin Sweeney Coaches for Social Justice Round Table Social Justice