McCarthy To Be Featured Speaker Along With Bob Knight At Ft. Walton Beach Clinic
Jan. 13, 2009
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- East Carolina coach Mack McCarthy and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight will be the featured speakers at the 24th Annual Fort Walton Beach (FWB) Basketball Coaching Clinic, which will be held at the Ramada Beach Resort April 24-26 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
McCarthy, in his second year as head coach at ECU, has won 13 conference titles in 17 previous years as a head coach. As the head coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1985-97, McCarthy enjoyed one of the most prosperous runs of any coach during that era. He led the Mocs to five NCAA Tournaments, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 1997, and two NIT births.
Knight won 902 games during his career, the most in NCAA Division I history. During his 29 years as head coach at Indiana, Knight led the Hoosiers to three NCAA championships, one NIT title and 11 Big Ten conference championships before ending his career at Texas Tech. He received Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year honors six times and was named National Coach-of-the-Year four times. He is one of only three coaches to win an NCAA title, an NIT championship and an Olympic gold medal.
The FWB Clinic begins on Friday, April 24, with a round of golf with the first session Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The weekend clinic ends on Sunday, April 26, at 11:20 a.m.
Among the other outstanding speakers scheduled to speak are LSU coach Trent Johnson, UAB assistant coach Richard Williams, Kennesaw State coach Tony Ingle, Mercer coach Bob Hoffman and Savannah State coach Horace Broadnax.
The cost to attend the clinic is $95 per person with no hotel stay. If coaches register on the day of the clinic, the fee is $105. Coaches Clinic Rates are available at the Ramada Plaza through April 1.
For more information, contact Joe Dean, Jr., at (205) 226-4938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.