The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association is proud to announce three satellite clinics that will certainly be "can't-miss" events for all coaches! Admission to each clinic is free with your IBCA membership card. If you aren't a member yet, please make sure you sign up along with your staff on our membership page.
Highland Park Clinic
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Location: Highland Park High School (Highland Park, IL)
Start Time: 9:00a
Will Rey (Head Boys' Coach, Northridge Prep) - "Competition Based Skill Development"
Coach Rey has spent 41 seasons as a men's basketball coach include 22 in high school and 19 in college. He has been a high school head coach at Northridge Prep (2004-present), Fenwick High School (1982-1985) and Crete-Monee High School (1980-82). Coach Rey has 308 high school varsity wins in 18 seasons (average 17 wins per season) along with five IHSA Regional Championships (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, and 2015). He has been the recepient of several Coach of the Year Awards including IBCA District (2009, 2014, 2015), Conference (2007, 2008, 2013, 2017), and Big Dipper Classic Coach of the Tournament (1981). He is currently in several Halls of Fame include the Chicago Catholic Athletic League Hall of Fame, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the Five-Star Basketball Camp Hall of Fame. He was also awarded the Sports Faith International Lifetime Coaching Achievemet Award in 2010.
In addition to coaching high school, Coach Rey has extensive college coaching experience. He was an assistant at the University of Evansille (1985-89), the head men's basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago (1989-1994), and an assistant at Wright State University (1997-2003).
Coach Rey has produced 11 basketball instructional DVDs sold world-wide by Championship Productions, Sysko's, and Breakthrough Basketball. He has authored coaching journal articles for Winning Hoops, Courtside, and Coach and Player Magazine and is one of the best clinicians in the game.
Boomer Roberts (Head Men's Coach, Trinity International University) - "Culture and Building a Program Identity"
Boomer Roberts begins his fourth season with Trinity International in 2017-18, having led the program to big improvements and a 63-37 (.630) record over the past three seasons.
Under Roberts' leadership last year, the Trojans recorded their most successful season in program history, taking a school-record 30 victories en route to their first-ever CCAC regular season championship. Trinity reached the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship, the deepest postseason run for TIU in any sport. Senior center Zach Kirschbaum became TIU's first NAIA All-American.
In 2015-16, Roberts guided Trinity to the first 20-win season since 1999, resulting in an NCCAA National semifinal appearance, their first national tournament run in nearly a decade.
During his first season in Deerfield, Roberts helped lead the Trojans to an eight-game improvement from the previous '13-'14 season, as the team enjoyed a run of success that the program had not seen in nearly 20 years. Trinity reeled off ten straight victories, their longest win streak since 1995-96, including a road victory over eventual conference champions Olivet Nazarene. The Trojans also returned to the CCAC Tournament after failing to qualify for the postseason in 2012-13. Seniors Justin Peeples and Nate Ball were selected to the NCCAA North Central All-Region Team, while Peeples also earned an All-CCAC Honorable Mention nod.
Roberts came to Trinity following a successful stint as an assistant coach for Vanguard University (Calif.). As the Lions' top assistant, Roberts helped guide Vanguard to an NAIA National Championship in Division I. He spent the four seasons at his alma mater, as Vanguard has posted an overall record of 72-54 from 2010-14. During that time the team improved upon its win total each season, capping Roberts' time with the program by claiming Golden State Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships along with the national title.
Prior to his work with the men's basketball program at Vanguard, Roberts was an assistant coach with the Lions' women's program. In two seasons, the Vanguard women posted a record of 58-7, reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament. The program never fell lower than fifth in the NAIA Coaches' Poll during Roberts' two seasons with the team.
During his playing career, Roberts was a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete, playing all four years for Vanguard frorm 2004-08. A career 42% three-point shooter, Roberts helped guide his team to a pair of 20-win seasons and an appearance at the NAIA National Tournament.
Paul Pryma (former Head Boys' Coach and High School Administrator) - "The Best Things I've Seen in Coaching"
Dr. Paul Pryma has devoted his life to empowering people through education. 35 years as teacher, coach, administrator, and consultant inspired Paul to write Coaches of Chicago: Inspiring Stories about Leadership and Life. As principal of Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois, he celebrated a learning community of 2100 students and 400 employees focused on critical thinking, writing, student engagement and kindness.
Dr. Pryma has learned many valuable secrets about developing excellence, building programs, earning trust, and inspiring people to become champions. His presentations to coaches, educators, and business people are born from his days at Fenwick, St. Patrick, St. Ignatius, Highland Park, Evanston, and Glenbrook North High Schools. Paul leads with heart, hope, and humility.
Mt. Zion Clinic powered by Eastbay
Date: Sunday, September 24th
Location: Mt. Zion High School (Mt. Zion, IL)
Start Time: 10a
10:00 Lori Kerans (Millikin University), Beyond the X’s & O’s: Developing Culture through Organization, Communication, Technology, & Collaboration
10:50 Mark Scherer (Millikin University), Building an Offense & Specific Positional Workout for Players
11:40 Grey Giovanine (Augustana College), Rebound & Run
12:30 Neil Alexander (Lincoln Community High School),1-2-2: Principles & Philosophy
1:20 Stephen Bardo (B1G Network), "Why", Coaches Truly Knowing Why Their Players Are There
2:10 Justin Tatum (Christian Brothers College High School), Building a Winning Program
3:00 Jay Spoonhour (Eastern Illinois University), Establishing Pressure Defense
3:50 Geoff Alexander (University of Illinois), Illinois Basketball & the Spread Offense
5:00 Coaches' Social at Coz's Pizza (1405 East Village Parkway, Mt Zion, IL 62549)
Steve Allen, IBCA
Adam Anderson & TJ Wheeler, Eastbay
Zach Binkley, Ph.D., Lewis University - Basketball Analytics
Date: Friday, September 29th
Location: Pinckneyville High School (Pinckneyville, IL)
Start Time: 9:00a
Tyler Buss (Head Boys' Coach, Mt. Carmel High School)
Cody Rincker (Head Boys' Coach, St. Anthony High School)
Bob Waggoner (Head Boys' Coach, Pinckneyville High School)
Coach Meninno (Bellville-Lindenwood)
St. Laurence Clinic
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Location: St. Laurence High School (Burbank, IL)
Start Time: 9:00a-12:30p
Gene Nolan (Head Boys' Coach, Marist High School)
Brian Flaherty (Head Boys' Coach, Lincoln-Way West High School)
Matt Monroe (Head Boys' Basketball Coach, Saint Ignatius College Prep)
Joe Griffin (Head Men's Basketball Coach, Roosevelt University)