2015 TABC Clinic Notes by Wes Kosel
Here are some notes from the 2015 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Included are notes from Bob Hurley, Shaka Smart, Billy Gillispie, and Bob Huggins. The Clinic was held May 21-23 at St. Mary’s University. Speakers included Bruce Weber (Kansas State), Karen Aston (University of Texas), Mike Dunlop (Loyola Marymount), Jim Jabbir (Dayton), Tommy Penders (Clear Lake HS), Brandon Schneider (Kansas State), Tina Langley (Rice), Andy Copley (Canadian HS Boys), Bill Avey (SA Southwest), and Jeff Walz (Louisville).
2015 TABC Clinic Notes – Bob Hurley (St. Anthony’s High School, NJ) – Program Building
Bob Hurley is one of the most well-known high school coaches in the country. He has been the head coach at St. Anthony’s in New Jersey since 1972 and has won 27 state championships. He has coached many Division 1 players including his son, Bobby Hurley, who went on to play at Duke. Bobby is now the head coach at Arizona State and another son, Dan, is head coach at the University of Rhode Island.
2015 TABC Clinic Notes – Shaka Smart (University of Texas) – Pressure Defense
Shaka Smart is entering his first year as head coach of the Texas Longhorns. He comes to Austin after spending 6 seasons at VCU, where he led the Rams to a Final Four appearance in 2011.
2015 TABC Clinic Notes – Billy Gillispie (Ranger Junior College, TX) – Defense
Billy Gillispie is the current head coach at Ranger Junior College. Before that, he was the head coach at Texas Tech, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and UTEP.
2015 TABC Clinic Notes – Bob Huggins (West Virginia University) – WVU Basketball
Bob Huggins has been the head coach at WVU since 2007 and has won 175 games to 101 losses while in Morgantown. Before taking over for WVU, he was the head coach at Kansas State, Cincinnati, Akron, and Walsh.
Wes Kosel just completed his first year as an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Andy Partee at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Kosel joined the staff at Colorado College after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University and one season at Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. The Bartlesville, OK native is also a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), and taught weight training and aerobic fitness courses while coaching at Texas Lutheran. He has coached AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
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