Bruno Heads USA Basketball Coaches Event
March 21, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  – DePaul Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno headlines a lineup of speakers for the USA Basketball Chicago Coach Academy presented by Nike announced Wednesday.

The May 19-20 event at Lane Tech College Prep will feature high school coaches and administrators along with NCAA coaches and gold-medal winning USA Basketball coaches.

Registration for the USA Basketball Chicago Coach Academy is available online.

In his 32nd season at DePaul, Bruno guided his team to its fifth consecutive BIG EAST regular-season title and third BIG EAST Tournament championship in the last five years. His Blue Demons are one of six elite programs to compete in the last 16 NCAA Tournaments along with Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee and Oklahoma.

The 2017-18 team leads the nation in three-pointers and is third in assists. DePaul went 27-8 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

In his iconic career, this former Blue Demon who played under legendary coach Ray Meyer has amassed an overall record of 708-364, a winning percentage of .660. During his tenure in Lincoln Park, Bruno is 668-334 (.667).

Also expected to make presentations at the USA Basketball Chicago Coach Academy are:

  • Jennie Baranczyk, women’s basketball head coach at Drake University
  • Rob Brost, boys basketball head coach at Bolingbrook High School (Ill.)
  • Doug Bruno, women’s basketball head coach at DePaul University and a gold medal winning USA assistant coach at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cups and as a head coach of the USA 2006 U18 and 2007 U19 national teams
  • Kyle Koncz, boys basketball head coach at Lake Forest Academy (Ill.)
  • Nick LoGalbo, athletic director and boys basketball head coach at Lane Tech
  • Anthony Pappas, director of athletics and girls basketball head coach at Waterloo West HighSchool (Iowa)
  • Brian Robinson, girls basketball head coach at Bishop McGuinness Catholic H.S. (N.C.) and a gold medal winning USA assistant coach for the USA 2013 U16 and 2014 U17 women’s national teams
  • Don Showalter, USA Basketball coach director, youth division and a nine-time gold medal winning coach of USA men’s U16 and U17 national teams since 2009
  • Lisa Stone, women’s basketball head coach at Saint Louis University
  • Ras Vanderloo, boys basketball head coach at Sioux City East High School (Iowa)

 

 

USA Basketball coach academies provide valuable insight and education to basketball coaches and administrators.

Academy sessions impart to coaches of all levels the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill-development path to teach basketball to children of all ages and ability levels. Guest speakers deliver on-and-off-court sessions on basketball and leadership topics.

Registration for this two-day coaches academy is $185 and includes on-and-off-court presentations, Nike/USA Basketball gift items, catered meals, a USA Basketball memorabilia viewing, networking time and training for a USA Basketball 2017-18 coach license. Additional speakers are expected to be added to the schedule.

USA Basketball gold-licensed coaches are eligible for discounted registration, and offers are available for groups of 10 or more. Additionally, the first 50 registrants will receive an advanced registration discount of 25 percent off.

More information including all 2018 locations, FAQs and links to registration is available online.

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