Aug. 15, 2003
SEATTLE - The Washington men's and women's basketball programs will present the Legends From Center Court coaches clinic featuring Hall of Fame coaches Marv Harshman, Pete Newell and Tex Winter at Bank of America Arena, Fri., Sept. 12, through Sat., Sept. 13.
"I am extremely excited for our programs, both men's and women's, and for the entire basketball community in the state of Washington," Husky men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar said. "We will experience two legendary days with legendary minds. Everyone who is a part of this clinic will never forget it."
The two-day clinic will include instruction from these three legendary basketball coaches, as well as Husky men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar and Husky women's coach June Daugherty. The five coaches will focus on providing instruction on player development drills and skill development. Washington has hopes of the clinic becoming an annual event that will provide a venue for teaching and developing high school coaches from around the state. High school coaches in attendance will also earn a 10-hour WIAA approved in-service credit.
"It is a privilege to offer our area coaches this unique opportunity to share in the teaching of the game of basketball," Daugherty said. "What an honor it is to have coaches Harshman, Newell and Winter back at Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. This is an event that will allow all coaches in attendance to grow as teachers."
Harshman, the Huskies' head coach from 1972-1985, compiled 246 wins in his 14 years at Washington, placing second on the school's all-time coaching victories list. Harshman also coached at Washington State and Pacific Lutheran University and ranks No. 15 among all-time NCAA Division-I coaches with 654 career victories. He coached in 1,090 collegiate games, the third-highest total in Division-I history behind Dean Smith (1,133) and Henry Iba (1,105).
Newell was the head men's basketball coach at the University of San Francisco, Michigan State and Cal, leading USF to the 1949 NIT Championship and guiding Cal to the 1959 NCAA Division-I national crown. Newell also coached the 1960 Olympic team to a gold medal. Over the past 24 years, Newell has been known for conducting the Tall Women's Camp and Big Man's Camp for college and professional athletes.
Winter, the head coach at Washington from 1969 to 1971 and a current assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, won six NBA titles as an assistant with the Chicago Bulls and three with the Lakers. Winter has coached at the NCAA Division-I or professional level for 55 years, the longest tenure of any active coach in college or professional basketball. Winter is credited with introducing the triangle offense that helped the Bulls win six NBA titles.
Registration on Fri., Sept. 12, begins at 4:30 p.m. at Bank of America Arena, with the clinic running from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday's events will include Harshman, Newell, and Winter discussing coaching and reflecting upon the last 50 years in basketball. The clinic continues Sat., Sept. 13, with the morning session from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and the afternoon session starting at 1:15 p.m. The Saturday morning session will include instruction from Romar and Daugherty on Drills for Skills programs. In the Saturday afternoon session, Newell will discuss offensive post play, Winter will discus triple post offense and Harshman will present player development fundamentals.
The clinic is open to all high school, AAU and youth coaches (high school coaches can earn WIAA in-service credit for attending). All coaches in attendance will receive a folder, handout materials and free software from CypersportsUSA. Both Baden and Nike will be supporting the clinic.
Registration fees for the event will be $85. Online registration will soon be available on the Husky website at www.gohuskies.com. A registration form in PDF is available online now for downloading. Checks can be made payable to University of Washington women's basketball, and can be mailed with a registration form to the Washington Women's Basketball Office, Graves Building Box 354070, Seattle, WA, 98195.
For more information on the event, please contact Tom Newell at TomNBYC@aol.com.