2015 TABC Clinic Notes

Written by Wes Kosel

Wes Kosel will enter his first season as an Assistant Coach at Augustana University under Tom Billeter in 2016-2017. Kosel came to Sioux Falls after two season at Colorado College as the lead assistant. Kosel, a native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, served as an assistant coach at Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Texas Lutheran University from 2012-2014. Kosel graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He also has a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Houston. While attending Kansas, Kosel served as an assistant coach at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. A life-long student of the game, Kosel honed his coaching skills by working summer camps for various programs in Texas, Colorado, Missouri, and New Mexico. Kosel also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer, both of which are certifications earned through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kosel and his wife, Molly, live in Colorado Springs.

July 27, 2015

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.

2015 TABC Clinic Notes

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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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2015 TABC Clinic Notes by Wes Kosel

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