St. Maria Goretti HS is excited once again to host the 3rd Annual Mid Atlantic Coaching Clinic on
Sunday, September 28th, 2014.
We would like for you to join us and hear from 5 of the brightest coaching minds at the NCAA Division 1, 2 and 3 levels as they share their basketball knowledge on such topics as player development, offensive and defensive concepts and ideas, basic coaching philosophies, sport specific training, among other topics.
We welcome all coaches at any level to join us for a great day of basketball. We hope you and your staff can take advantage of this opportunity to jump start your basketball season by learning from some of the best!
Early bird and group rates are available so register now. We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 28th!
Josh Merkel is the Salisbury University Head Coach in his 4th season (11th year in college total). He graduated from Salisbury University in 2001. He was a Graduate Assistant Coach at West Virginia University as well as Assistant Coach for 5 years at Eastern Kentucky University. He played locally and coached at St. John's Prospect Hall. In 2013-14, Josh Merkel guided the Sea Gulls to a 14-12 record and an appearance in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. Salisbury finished with a 9-7 record in league play and hosted a first-round conference tournament matchup. In his second season in 2012-13, Merkel led SU to a 19-8 overall record, including a 9-3 mark in the CAC. Salisbury advanced to the conference semifinals and hosted a tournament game for the first time since the 2000-01 season. ______________________________________________
Matt Henry will begin his second season as an assistant coach at St. Peter’s in 2014-15. Henry served as an assistant coach at the Mount for two seasons before finishing his second season as acting head coach. Henry made his head-coaching debut as the 21st head coach in program history with the Mountaineers against Fairleigh Dickinson. Henry joined the Mount's coaching staff in 2010. Despite losing three of its Top-5 scorers from the previous season, the Mountaineers finished 9-9 in league play and advanced to the NEC Tournament for the sixth-straight season. Prior to his two-year stint at the Mount, Henry was the Director of Basketball Operations at Georgetown. The Hoyas went 139-62 with four appearances in the NCAA Tournament and two trips to the NIT. Henry got his start in coaching as an assistant coach at Trinity University in Texas. He spent three seasons with the Tigers and helped the team to a 63-20 overall mark, a 37-9 record in conference play and to a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.
For the past 13 years roaming the Irish sidelines, Mike Brey has steadily, and with little fanfare, put his stamp on the Notre Dame basketball program. Over the course of his 13-year head coaching tenure, Brey has built a program that is respected for its consistency on an annual basis. One of the most well-liked coaches in the college game today, he is most admired by his coaching peers for the teams he produces and the manner in which he goes about his business. In some ways, Brey's career has almost come full circle since the announcement in the fall of 2012 that Notre Dame would be making a move to the ACC. As Notre Dame alumni and fans get used to the idea of the Irish playing in the ACC, in many ways, it's even harder for Brey to fathom as well. As he has pointed out on many occasions, never in his wildest dreams could he have imagined himself "coaching in the ACC at Notre Dame." Over the course of his 18-year head coaching career and his 13 seasons with the Irish, Brey has quietly amassed an impressive resume that includes 13 20-win seasons and 11 NCAA tournament appearances and nearly 400 career wins.
Pat Skerry has completely revitalized the Towson men's basketball program and brought the Tigers back into the national spotlight. Skerry, who took over a program that had endured 15 straight losing seasons, wasted little time in righting the ship. Just two years removed from a 1-31 season, Skerry guided Towson to its best ever season at the Division I level in 2013-14. The Tigers finished 25-11 overall and 13-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The 25 wins are the most for the program at the Division I level and third most in a season all-time. Towson was one of just 44 teams in the country (out of 349) to record at least 25 wins during the 2013-14 season. Skerry also led the Tigers to their first postseason appearance since 1991. Towson claimed a pair of road wins in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament by defeating USC Upstate and East Tennessee State, the programs first two postseason victories at the Division I level. The Tigers, who played a school-record 36 games in 2013-14, posted their first ever Top 100 RPI finish, ending the year at No. 84.
Kevin Sutton joined the men’s basketball program on the Hilltop as an assistant coach in June 2013. “I’m excited to have Kevin join my staff,” Thompson said. “I’ve known Kevin for a long time and he has built a tremendous reputation as a great teacher of the game. He’s a well-respected veteran in our game.” Sutton came to Georgetown after two seasons an assistant coach under Mike Lonergan at George Washington University. He has 26 years of coaching experience including a pair of two-year stints as an assistant coach at both James Madison University and Old Dominion University. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Sutton coached at five nationally-ranked high school programs – Flint Hill Preparatory, Harked Preparatory, St. John’s Prospect Hall, Montrose Christian and, most recently, at Montverde Academy in Florida – amassing a 489-102 record and winning two national championships. In 1998, he was the Associate Head Coach on the USA Today Super 25 National Champion team and in 2007, he was the head coach of the Montverde Academy Hoops.Com National Champion team. He has also coached two different schools to second place national finishes.
INDIVIDUAL COACH COST:
Pre-register (by 9/19/14) - $50
Walk-up - $60
STAFF/GROUP COST (2 or more coaches):
**To receive group rate, coaches must register together**
Pre-Register Group Rate - $40/coach
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Mid Atlantic Coaching Clinic
1535 Oak Hill Ave.
Hagerstown, MD 21742
10:00-10:55 Matt Henry – St. Peter’s
11:00-11:55 Josh Merkel - Salisbury
1:00-1:55 Pat Skerry - Towson
2:00-2:55 Mike Brey – Notre Dame
3:00-3:55 Kevin Sutton - Georgetown
Entire clinic will be in the gym with on-floor demonstrations
Lunch will be sold at the clinic (or on your own)
Every coach will receive a gift from Russell and Marlow Sports
Russell and Marlow Sports will have team apparel on site and available to order