April 17, 2007
AUBURN - A pair of Basketball Hall of Famers in Dean Smith,
college basketball's all-time winningest coach with 879 wins, and Roy
Williams of the University of North Carolina, will take part in the
Auburn University Coaching Clinic headed by Tigers head coach Jeff Lebo
open to coaches at all levels May 4-5 in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.
Coach Smith will conduct an hour-long session Carolina
Basketball from 6:15-7:15 pm on May 4 followed by Coach Williams and
his instruction on the Carolina Fastbreak from 7:40-9 pm. Lebo
was an All-American point guard at North Carolina from 1985-89 under
Smith and his assistant, Williams, where the Tar Heels went 116-25
"It is an honor to have Coach Smith and Coach Williams to come
to Auburn for our coaching clinic," said Auburn head coach Jeff Lebo.
"Both are Hall of Fame coaches. They have both been a big influence
on my career, playing and coaching."
Registration opens at 2 pm May 4 while the clinic begins three
hours later at 5 pm with a coaching session by Chattanooga head coach
John Shulman on the Chattanooga Defense.
Following a complimentary breakfast May 5, Auburn assistant
coach Dave Lebo will discuss Zone Offense Concepts and
Attacking Zone Defense from 9:30-10:45 am. Montverde Academy
coach Kevin Sutton will direct *unning a Successful High School
Program from 11-11:45 am while coach Jeff Lebo will discuss Set
Plays from noon-1:15 pm to conclude the two-day clinic.
Pre-registration is $99 while late registration is $125.
Included in the coaching clinic fee is a Friday night coaches* social,
free breakfast, coaching notebook clip board and a polo shirt. For more
information, please contact: Coach Bryan Bartley at 334.844.9777 or
email at email@example.com.
Smith began his college basketball career as a player with
Kansas, where he won a national championship in 1952. In 1961, at age
30, he became the head coach at North Carolina. After a losing season
in 1961, he had 35 straight winning seasons, won more NCAA Tournament
games than any coach in history, reached 11 NCAA Tournament Final Fours
and won two NCAA Championships in 1982 and 1993 and coached 14
All-Americans, including Michael Jordan, James Worthy and Jeff Lebo.
Williams, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame Sept. 7, just finished his fourth season as head
coach of North Carolina and his 19th overall where he has posted a
524-131 (.800) record. He reached 500 wins sooner than any other coach
in history (Jerry Tarkanian earned No. 500 in his 20th season).
Williams led the Tar Heels to the 2005 NCAA Championship and went to
North Carolina shortly after leading the University of Kansas to the
2003 NCAA Championship in his 15th year at the Jayhawk helm.