April 17, 2009
Please check UTsports.com or UTladyvols.com in the coming weeks for additional details regarding this year's exciting coaching clinic.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
There is no clinic staff in the country better equipped to help you gain the winning edge over your competition as you prepare for your 2009-10 basketball season than the collection of coaching minds you'll encounter at the University of Tennessee Coaching Clinic. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to learn from the winningest Division I men's and women's coaching duo in America (Tennessee's Bruce Pearl and Pat Summitt combine to boast an incredible and unmatched .819 winning percentage) as well as an accomplished array of additional collegiate coaches. A complete list of guest speakers will be released in the coming weeks.
Entering his fifth season as the Volunteers' head coach, Bruce Pearl has presided over arguably the most successful period in Tennessee basketball history. In four seasons at UT, Pearl has led the Vols to an average of 24.5 wins per year, three SEC Eastern Division titles, an overall SEC championship, the school's first No. 1 national ranking, a school record 31 wins in 2007-08 and four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. In addition, he has been named SEC Coach of the Year twice (2006 and 2008) and earned national coach of the year honors two times as well. None of the aforementioned accomplishments or accolades would have been possible without his student-athletes' dedication to Pearl's exciting and effective style of play.
With that said, as an ambassador of the game, there is no coach in the history of college basketball that compares to Pat Summitt--the winningest coach (men's or women's) of all-time. A consummate taskmaster, she has kept her elite program in the winner's circle for more than three decades, producing a mind-boggling record of 1,005-193 (.839). During her tenure, the Lady Vols have won eight NCAA championships, as well as 27 Southeastern Conference tournament and regular season titles. Tennessee has produced 12 Olympians, 19 Kodak All-Americas (honored 33 times), and 73 All-SEC performers. Along with the success on the court, Summitt's student-athletes also have enjoyed tremendous productivity in the classroom; Summitt has a 100-percent graduation rate for all Lady Vols who have completed their eligibility at Tennessee.
Please contact Mark Pancratz at (865) 974-8344 if you are interested in participating in this event.
Additional details regarding the clinic will be available in the coming weeks on UTsports.com or UTladyvols.com.