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Participants Set for 2019 Collegiate Coaching Consortium

Participants Set for 2019 Collegiate Coaching Consortium

Kansas City, Mo. — The Collegiate Coaching Consortium – a collaboration between AthleticDirectorU and the NABC – is proud to announce its 2019 coach cohort. Now in its second year, the 2019 Collegiate Coaching Consortium will be held in conjunction with the NABC Convention and NCAA Men’s Final four in Minneapolis, Minn.


2019 Collegiate Coaching Consortium Coach Cohort

Kevin App – Williams College
Patrick Beilein- Le Moyne
Alvin Brooks - Baylor
Kyle Cieplicki - Vermont
TJ Cleveland - Arkansas
Tarvish Felton - Fresno State
Donny Guerinoni - Harvard
Jason Hart - USC
Carlin Hartman - Oklahoma
Chris Hollender - Missouri
Adam Jacobsen - Hawaii
Terry Johnson - Ohio State
Joel Justus - Kentucky
Dwayne Killings - Marquette
Joe Krabbenhoft - Wisconsin
Wes Long - Middle Tennessee
Jai Lucas - Texas
Brett MacConnell - Princeton
Matt McKillop - Davidson
Brock Morris - Daytona State
Bryan Mullins - Loyola Chicago
Kyle Neptune - Villanova
Greg Paulus - George Washington
Michael Peck - UTSA
Daniyal Robinson - Iowa State
Mike Rohn – Colorado
Kellen Sampson - Houston
Darren Savino - Cincinnati
Michael Schwartz - Tennessee
Duane Simpkins - George Mason
Saddi Washington - Michigan


The invitation-only Collegiate Coaching Consortium builds upon the Villa 7 Consortium to bring together a cohort of rising basketball coaches and Division I athletic directors to partake in a rigorous multi-day academy that teaches each how to identify, analyze and influence critical organizational processes as a means of building better teams and athletic programs. Each cohort – coaches and ADs – participates in individually-focused curriculum designed to sharpen the competencies and capabilities that are critical for ensuring success within their respective roles.


The 2019 Consortium will be led by a diverse group of speakers and faculty, which includes leaders in collegiate athletics, professional sports, the business world and higher education. Among them are: university presidents Eric Kaler (Minnesota), Nayef Samhat (Wofford), and Ron Machtley (Bryant); head coaches John Calipari (Kentucky), Mike Brey (Notre Dame), and Andy Enfield (USC); athletic directors Bubba Cunningham (North Carolina), Jeremy Foley (Florida), and Ed McLaughlin (VCU); professional sports executives Lara Jurus (Minnesota Vikings) and Michael Lombardi (Cleveland Browns/New England Patriots); search firm executives Daniel Parker (Parker Executive), Glenn Sugyiama (DHR International), and Chad Chatlos (Ventura Partners); and business leaders Jacqueline Williams-Roll (General Mills) and Mark French (The Players Tribune). 


Seven of the coaches who participated in the inaugural Consortium in 2018 went on to become Division I head coaches last offseason, including Justin Hutson at Fresno State, Tavaras Hardy at Loyola Maryland and Mike Morrell at UNC Asheville. Hutson, Hardy and Morrell will return to the 2019 Consortium as faculty. 


About AthleticDirectorU

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About the NABC

Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas.  Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game.  The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.  All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes.  The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.  Additional information about the NABC and its programs and membership can be found at