SHAKA SMART COACHES CLINIC SET FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 22ND

RICHMOND, Va. – After guiding the VCU men's basketball team to its first-ever Final Four this past March, Head Coach Shaka Smart wants to spend some time sharing his knowledge of the game with some of his peers.

Smart and the rest of the VCU coaching staff will hold the second annual VCU Coaches Clinic Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The clinic begins Saturday morning with a VCU practice at the Franklin Street Gym practice facility.  After a break for lunch, the participants will have the opportunity to hear from three guest speakers: Boston Celtics Assistant Coach Kevin Eastman, Virginia Wesleyan Head Coach Dave Macedo and Coach Smart. 

Kevin Eastman
, assistant coach of the Boston Celtics, was an integral part of the coaching staff that led the team to a World Championship in 2008. Eastman enters his seventh season with the team. Previously, he served as Nike Basketball's National Director of Skill Development, working with players like LeBron James, Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant.

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Shaka Smart Basketball Camps
Attn: Coaches Clinic
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 843013
Richmond, VA 23284-301


Dave Macedo
, head coach at Virginia Wesleyan College, has guided his teams to a 215-76 record. In 2007, Macedo helped VWC become the national runner-up and finished the season with a 28-5 record. He enters his eleventh season with the school.

Shaka Smart, head coach at VCU, has racked up 55 wins in his two seasons with the Black & Gold, the most during any two-year span in the school's history.  His post-season record with the Rams is 10-1 and includes a CBI championship in 2010 and an NCAA Final Four appearance in 2011.

Each clinic participant will receive a Nike VCU polo in addition to dinner immediately following the last speaker. The cost of the clinic is $50.00, and the fee should be paid for each individual person attending.

Make checks payable to Shaka Smart Basketball Camps and submit payment with your completed registration form.

For more information, contact Mike Morrell at (804) 828-4188 or vcucoachesclinic@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter at VCUCoachClinic for news and updates.
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