CWC to Host Coaches Clinic
Central Wyoming College Basketball is hosting a coaching clinic on Friday September 21-22nd.
It will begin at 5pm on Friday night and start back up again on Saturday morning at 9am finishing at 5pm Saturday night. There will be continuing education credits offered as well at check in. Please check for hotel accommodations for the Wind River Hotel & Casino. Below is the list of coaches that have confirmed, they are waiting on quite a few more to confirm.
The two day clinic is Friday, September 21st, from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9a to 5p. The cost is $45 for an individual coach, 80 for 2 coaches and 110 for an entire coaching staff. They are also working on rates for coaches who may only be able to attend Saturday due to football reasons on Friday. To reserve a spot, contact Shelby Lindley at 435-213-0308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They have also added three new coaches, information on that will be posted shortly.
Coaches coming to the Clinic:
Dick Hunsaker: Hunsaker was named Mountain West Coach of the Year and Los Angeles Times National Coach of the Year. Hunsaker has brought attention and success to Utah Valley in transitional years when some teams struggle. In fact, Utah Valley finished with a 22-7 record in the 2006-07 seasons, the best record by a Division I Independent since Notre Dame's 1985-86 year. Hunsaker was also tabbed as the Independent Coach of the Year by Collegeinsider.com. And the Great West coach of the year.
Bill Evans: Evans is a seasoned veteran of 33 years in the coaching ranks, serving for the last four years as an assistant coach at Montana and prior to that he was the head coach at Southern Utah University from 1992-2007, while at SUU coach was the winningest coach in Southern Utah history with 209 victories. Evans was named coach of the year four times during his time as head coach at SUU where he guided the Thunderbirds to the programs first and only NCAA tournament berth in 2001 where they lost 67-64 to No. 9 Boston College. SUU finished 25-6 that season. Evans also coached 27 all-conference players during his tenure at SUU.
Louis Wilson: Coach Wilson opened his Adams State coaching tenure by making history. The Grizzlies set a new NCAA Division II-era (1992-92/present) record for wins in season; tallying 20 W's during the 2010-11 season, including posting an impressive 13-2 record on their home court in Plachy Hall. That recorded allowed ASC to host an RMAC Shootout Quarterfinal game for only the second time in program history. After advancing to the RMAC Shootout Semifinals, the Grizzlies earned their first invite to the NCAA D-II tournament for the first time since 2007, and made 2010-11 the first season that the Grizzlies have ever advanced to the national tournament. Coach Wilson also coached at Southern Utah University, Idaho State University and Cal-State Northridge.
Kerry Rupp: Rupp comes to the University of Montana from the University of Hawaii where he served as the Director of Operations this past season. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Louisiana Tech for four seasons, from 2007-11. In his time at Tech, he took the program to new heights, including a 24-11 record in the 2009-10 seasons, and that team advanced to the second round of the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). That season he was named the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year and Louisiana Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year, leading the Bulldogs to their best record since 1985. Prior to his stint at Tech, Rupp had stints at Alabama-Birmingham, Indiana and Utah. While at Utah he served as interim head coach, and was the first head coach to win the Mountain West Conference tournament, leading the Utes to the NCAA tournament.
Steve Barnes: Coach Barnes is currently the Director of Player Personnel at Colorado State University, prior to coming to CSU Coach Barnes was at Southern Mississippi for 8 years under head coach Larry Eustachy. Also under Eustachy at Iowa State University, Utah State University and the University of Idaho where they won conference titles at each stop. Between his two stints at Iowa State, Barnes was the head coach at San Jose State University for three years. Leaving the Spartans as one of their winningest coaches in program history.