Thompson to Speak at USA Basketball Coach Academy

Thompson to Speak at USA Basketball Coach Academy

Presented by Nike, A USA Basketball Coach Academy will take place on Sept. 14-15 at Maspeth High School in Queens, New York. Registration and more information are available online.

Launched in 2015, USA Basketball Coach Academies provide valuable insight and education to basketball coaches and administrators. Academy sessions impart the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill development path to teach the game to children of all ages and ability levels. Guest speakers focus on areas of expertise to present on basketball and leadership topics applied both on and off the court.

 Heading into his 25th season, head men's basketball coach John Thompson will be one of the 12 featured speakers at the event next month.

"I am thrilled  to be a part of the Coach Academy in New York," said Coach Thompson. "It is an honor being involved with USA Basketball and I greatly appreciate this latest opportunity."

Expected to present at the event are:

  • Mike Dunlap, Loyola Marymount University men's basketball head coach
  • Bob Hurley, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Mike Jones, DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball head coach and gold medal winning USA Basketball coach
  • Joe Mantegna, Blair Academy boys basketball head coach
  • Jason Papalio, strength and performance coach
  • King Rice , Monmouth University men's basketball head coach
  • Don Showalter, USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development coach director
  • Joe Stasyszyn, player development coach
  • Alan Stein, speaker, author and performance coach
  • John Thompson, North Carolina Wesleyan College men's basketball head coach
  • Stan Van Gundy, NBA analyst
  • Danielle Viglione, Sacramento Skills Academy co-owner

USA Basketball Coach Academies feature a multi-day format with presentations catered to coaches of all experience levels working with players of any skill set.

The USA Basketball Coach Academy in New York will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT on Sept. 14 and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 15.

Registration for the event is $185. USA Basketball gold licensed coaches are eligible for a 25% discount.

Attendees will have networking opportunities to meet and socialize with one another, as well as with speakers. In addition, USA Basketball and Nike gift items will be provided to all registered attendees.