Coaching Clinic

Please email Jesse Bopp at to reserve your spot- only 50 spots remain. Additionally, anyone who didn’t register online must bring payment Saturday.


Coach Smart will host coaches of all levels at VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond) on October 25, 2014. The clinic includes observation of a VCU Rams practice, presentations from three guest speakers and a social at the end of the day.

Please note that participants of recruiting age (males or females currently in the 7th-12th grade, junior college or prep school) are not permitted to register for or attend the clinic.

Click here to download the 2014 Coaches Clinic flyer.

Coaches Clinic 2014Featured Speakers Include:

Mike Brown

Mike Brown spent 17 years on the NBA sidelines, nine of them as an NBA head coach. Widely regarded as one of the best defensive coaches in the league, he helped guide the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals and won the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year Award. He won over 340 NBA games and holds a winning pct. of .616 in his nine seasons as an NBA head coach.

Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue spent 14 years as a collegiate head coach, including his last four at Boston College. During his 14 seasons, he made three NCAA Tournament appearances and piled up 200 wins. Prior to BC, he spent 10 years at Cornell, where he guided the Big Red to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including a run to the 2010 Sweet 16.

Shaka Smart

Shaka Smart, head coach at VCU, has piled up 137 wins in his first five seasons with the Rams, the second-highest total by any coach in NCAA history. He has helped guide VCU to four straight NCAA Tournaments, racking up a postseason record of 12-4 over that stretch. In 2011, he led the Rams on what many call the most incredible run in NCAA Tournament when VCU reached the Final Four. With his “Havoc” style of play, the Rams have led the country in steals per game and turnover margin in each of the past three seasons.

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Siegel Center
1200 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23284


8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Registration
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: VCU Practice
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch (on your own)
1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Speakers
5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Coaches Social

Hotel Info:

301 West Franklin St
Richmond, VA  23220
(804) 644-9871 ($89 / night)

To receive the special rate of $89, call 1-800-222-TREES and identify that you are a member of the VCU MEN’S BASKETBALL CLINIC.


If you have any questions, please contact Mike Venezia at (908) 917-5528 or at