HS, Youth, AAU and College Coaches…
Please save the date, September 22, 2018… Save the time and the location in your phone… Seriously… Right now… lock this event into your calendar. Learn from and work with some of the finest college coaches in college basketball.
Phil Martelli has won 430 college basketball games as Head Coach of the Saint Joseph’s University Hawks. Phil has quietly been putting guys in the NBA. He’s had seven make a team in NBA. Three Hawks were First Round draft picks, DeAndre’ Bembry (2016), Jameer Nelson (2004) and Delonte West (2004). Ahmad Nivins (2009) was selected in the second round. Dwayne Jones and Ronald Roberts, Jr. made NBA appearances. Langston Galloway (2014) earned All-Rookie Second Team honors with the New York Knicks in 2015. Nelson (Detroit), Galloway (Detroit) and Bembry (Atlanta) played in the NBA last season.
Dedicated to improving the game, Martelli previously served as President of the NABC’s Board of Directors and as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Ethics Coalition. Martelli is currently on the NCAA Division I Oversight Committee. His presentation will center on NCAA Reforms & the Rice Commission.
Ashley Howard is the 19th coach in La Salle Basketball history. A two-time National Champion, Howard came to La Salle after five seasons as the top assistant coach to Jay Wright at Villanova University. While at Villanova, Howard was involved in all aspects of the Villanova basketball program. On-court teaching, player development and recruiting were his main areas of focus. Villanova set a new NCAA record for the most wins in a four-year span while Howard was on staff. Howard’s will discuss “Transition Offense.”
Aaron McKie will assume the reigns of the Temple Men’s Basketball Team for the 2019-2020 season. A Philadelphia product, McKie graduated from Simon Gratz HS. As a senior, helped lead his team to the Public League Championship and a 26-4 record, averaging 18.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game. At Temple, McKie was named first-team All-A10 and he was named to the A-10 all-tournament team as a senior. As a junior, he was the 1993 A10 Player of the Year, after averaging 20.6 points per game. McKie was a first round (17th pick) in the 1994 by Portland. He also played for Detroit, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. McKie will teach “Press Break.”
Jamion Christian was officially name as the 17th head coach in Siena basketball history in May 2018. The previous six years, Christian led Mount Saint Mary’s. Christian installed up-tempo offense and “mayhem” defense. Many compare his approach to the “havoc” defense popularized by Shaka Smart at VCU and Texas. Christian was named NEC COY in 2017. His talk will focus on “Attacking a Zone Defense.”
Damien Blair led West Chester University to it’s first ever NCAA Division 2 Tournament win. Blair has been quietly putting together a very strong resume. He has an overall record of 160-106 (.602) in his nine years on West Chester’s bench with seven postseason tournament appearances, four conference semifinal appearances (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016) and three PSAC Championship Game appearances (2012, 2014, 2016). Under Blair’s tutelage, West Chester has posted a 20-win season in three of the last five campaigns. Blair will teach “Zone Defense”