Registration open for 2019 Basketball Coaches Clinic

Registration open for 2019 Basketball Coaches Clinic

LA VERNE, CA —  The University of La Verne women's basketball program has announced a coaches clinic scheduled for Friday, August 2. All men's and women's coaches from any level are invited to attend. The clinic will feature ten successful collegiate coaches and will be at the Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion "The Tents". 

Each presenting coach will focus on a specific aspect of the game and incorporate demonstrations into their session.

The event is open to all coaches, from middle school, high school, AAU, community college and 4-year colleges and universities. The clinic will include on-the-court demonstrations and lessons by area coaches. In addition to a sports panel, there will be a discussion on topics such as offensive and defensive strategies, philosophies, compliance, conflict resolution, Title IX, developing a program, differences between collegiate levels, and much more.

The clinic will focus on teaching the game of basketball along with fundamental skill development for players of all ages. The Leopards Basketball Coaches Clinic is a unique opportunity for area coaches to learn, collaborate, and fellowship with one another.

The cost of the clinic is $35. The early registration price of $25 is available until July 12th. Presentations begin at 8:30 am on Friday, August 2 and conclude at 5:30 pm, with lunch included.

CLICK HERE to register.

Further questions can be directed to Jason Pruitt at jpruitt@laverne.edu.

Presenting coaches include:

Jason Pruitt, University of La Verne Head Women's Basketball Coach

  • Completed his 2nd season at ULV in 2018-19
  • One California Pacific Conference Championship (2017)
  • California Pacific Conference Championship Coach of the Year (2017)
  • NCCAA West Region Coach of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • NCCAA National Runner-Ups (2015)
  • 2 National Tournament Appearances
  • NJCAA National Runner-Ups (2000)
  • NJCAA Alabama State Champions (2000)

Danelle Bishop, Cal Poly Pomona Head Women's Basketball Coach

  • Completed her 9th season at Cal Poly Pomona in 2018-19
  • Five NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 23 All-Conference Players
  • NCAA Final Four Appearance (2014)
  • NCAA Elite Eight (2011 & 2014)
  • NCAA Sweet Sixteen (2011, 2014, 2015)
  • CCAA Championships (2011 & 2014)

Brian Crichlow, Mt. San Antonio College Head Women's Basketball Coach

  • Completed his 20th season at Mt. SAC in 2018-19
  • 9th season as the head coach
  • Record (269-33)
  • 7 South Coast Conference Championships (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 7 California Community College Final Four appearances (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017)
  • 2 California Community College Runner-Ups (2014, 2015)
  • 4 California Community College State Championships (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
  • South Coast Coach of the Year (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • SCC All-Sports Coach of the Year in (2013, 2016)
  • State Coach of the Year in 2011

Jenna Panatier, University of La Verne Senior Associate Athletic Director/S.W.A./Former ULV Head Women's Volleyball Coach

  • Coached 8th seasons at the University of La Verne
  • Record (145-83) .635 winning percentage
  • 6 SCIAC Postseason Tournament appearances
  • 3 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 15 SCIAC First Team Athletes
  • 12 NCAA All-West Region Athletes
  • 8 NCAA All-Americans
  • 1 SCIAC Athlete of the Year

Josh Pace, Pepperdine University Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

  • Completed his 4th season at Pepperdine University in 2018-19
  • WNIT Tournament Appearance (2019)
  • NCAA National Champion (Syracuse 2003)
  • 2-year Starter, four-year contributor for Syracuse during his collegiate career
  • 10 Year Professional Career (over 3 countries)
  • ABA Championship (Shreveport-Bossier 2015)

Angie Ned, California Baptist University Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

  • CBU assistant 2013-14, 2015-Current 115-42 record
  • 2 PacWest Championships
  • 2 NCAA DII West Region Titles, 
  • Final Four appearance in 2016-17
  • NCAA DI WNIT appearance 2018-19
  • Coached two NCAA All-American and professional players 
  • Played at UC Irvine 2003-07 
  • Ranked fifth in scoring (1,333), 
  • Played professionally in Holland (CBV Binnenland) and Portugal (GD ESSA)

Matt Durant, University of La Verne Director of Strength & Conditioning

  • Completed his 19th year in 2018-19
  • National Sports Performance Association (NSPA) 2017 Coach of the Year
  • NPSA Master Strength Coach
  • USAW (USA Weightlifting)
  • RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge)
  • MLB/NFL/MMA/Olympic Training Experience
  • 8 National Strength and Conditioning Association All-Americans 
  • Countless All-SCIAC, All-Region and All-American Student-Athletes
  • Over 20 plus years High School/College/Professional Training Experience

Jalessa Ross, California State University Dominguez Hills Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

  • Completed her 5th season at CSUDH in 2018-19
  • 1 NCAA Tournament Appearances 
  • 1 CCAA Championships 
  • Fresno State Women's Basketball All-Time Leading Scorer (2002 points)
  • WBCA All-American, WBCA First Team All-Region
  • 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances (Player)
  • 3X WAC First Team (Player)
  • 2X WAC MVP (Player)
  • WAC Defensive Player of the Year
  • WAC Newcomer of the Year
  • 3X WAC Champion (Player)
  • 3X WAC Tournament Champion (Player)

Kevin Mitchell, La Sierra University Head Women's Basketball Coach/Pure Sweat Hoops

  • Completed his 2nd season at La Sierra University
  • Associate Head Men's Coach (La Sierra 2014-2015 & 2016-2017)
  • Starter, four-year contributor for Bethany University during his collegiate career
  • Pure Sweat Basketball (Skills Coach)
  • Pure Sweat Basketball (Skills Development)
  • NBA clientele Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Jordan Clarkson (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • NBA clientele Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves), David Lee (San Antonio Spurs) 

Simeon Spurling, UCLA Women's Basketball Video Coordinator/Former Los Angeles Sparks Video Coordinator & Hope International Assistant Coach

  • WNBA Championship Los Angeles Sparks (2016)
  • 8 years as Collegiate Assistant Coach
  • Golden State Athletic Conference Champions (2014) 
  • Top assistant on staff with most wins in school history (Hope International University)
  • NCAA Sweet Sixteen Appearance (UCLA 2019)
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