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Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series (PDS) is a comprehensive, on-going continuing education program for basketball coaches of all levels.  The focus of the program will be to develop well-rounded basketball coaches on a professional (on & off the court) and on a personal level.  The intent will be to create opportunities for interacting with colleagues and exchanging ideas in at atmosphere conducive to professional growth.

PDS clinics are broken down into 3 categories: Coaching Development, Personal Development, and Ethics.  In order to become NABC PDS-certified, registered member coaches must attend two (2) coaching development clinics, two (2) personal development clinics, and one (1) ethics seminar during the NABC Convention weekend.


Check convention schedule for times and locations


Clinicians and Speakers


Kim Anderson In his 12th season at the University of Central Missouri, Kim Anderson has built the Mules’ program into one of the most respected programs in the MIAA and all of NCAA Division II.  He has won more games than any other coach in school history with a 244-90 (.731) career record. He has guided the Mules to two Final Fours, five MIAA Regular Season championships, four MIAA Tournament titles and has won at least 24 games five times. His five MIAA crowns are the most for any coach in UCM history
Herb Brown Herb has been Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons and has been on the coaching staffs of the Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trailblazers, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks.  He has coached Internationally in Spain, Puerto Rico, South and Central America and many countries around the world,  most recently working with the Japanese National Team.
Jim Crews Crews was formally introduced as the Billikens’ 26th head men’s basketball coach on April 12, 2013.   As interim head coach in 2012-13, he led the Billikens to a school-record 28 victories, Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season and tournament championships and the school’s second straight NCAA Tournament bid.  As a coach,  Crews has tabbed the UPS NABC Division I Coach of the Year, Sporting News’ National Coach of the Year, the A-10 Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Naismith coach of the year award.
Mick Cronin In his eighth season at his alma mater, Mick Cronin has returned pride to the University of Cincinnati basketball program by restoring its winning tradition with three consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament and reclaiming its place as a national contender.   Success seems to follow Cronin, who came to UC after serving three years as head coach at Murray State (2004-06). As mentor of the Racers, Cronin compiled a 69-24 overall record while earning a pair of NCAA tournament berths.
Pat Cunningham Pat Cunningham is in his 15th season as Trinity’s head men’s basketball coach. He also serves as the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance.  Coach Cunningham is also the winningest men’s basketball coach in Trinity history. Since joining the Trinity staff in 1999, Coach Cunningham has amassed a record of 274-114 (.706). He has guided the Tigers to eight NCAA Division III playoff appearances, and six Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, including 2013. Trinity stands at 160-57 (.737) in the SCAC under Coach Cunningham’s leadership.
Steve Henson Steve Henson started his coaching career at Oklahoma in 2011 after leaving UNLV, where he spent 7 seasons.  Henson helped the Runnin' Rebels to a 161-71 (.694) record and to six postseason appearances (four NCAA Tournaments). The last five seasons, the Rebels averaged 25.4 wins. In the summer of 2007, following UNLV's run to the Sweet 16, recognized Henson as one of the top 25 assistant coaches in the country.  Henson played basketball at K-State, where he still holds many statistical records.  He also played for 5 teams in the NBA. 
Brian Hoberecht Coach Hoberecht is currently in his sixth season as the Rangers' head coach, coming off an impressive 27-6 season.  Hoberecht’s record at KC prior to the 2013-14 season is 166-116, which is a 58 percent winning percentage, and his teams have qualified for the regional tournament all five years he has been head coach.  He's entering his 14th season as an NJCAA head coach with a total record of 322-211 (prior to 2013-14 season).
Bob Hoffman The Bob Hoffman era of Mercer basketball officially began on March 27, 2008, thus beginning the most successful period in program history.  The reigning Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year has amassed more wins (99) in his five seasons with the Bears than has previously been achieved during any five-year span in program history.  Hoffman’s most recent campaign saw the 2012-13 Bears capture the team’s first outright conference regular season championship and make the program’s first appearance in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
Jerry Krause & Ralph Pim Krause was a the head coach at Eastern Washington University for 17 years.  He is one of the most published basketball coaches ever.  Authoring and producing many books, videos and DVDs on coaching basketball.
Gregg Marshall Gregg Marshall, whose teams have gone to the NCAA tournament nine of the last 15 seasons, including the Final Four in a record-breaking 2012-13 season, was named the 25th head men’s basketball coach at Wichita State on April 14, 2007.  Marshall earned the Valley's Coach-of-the-Year award in 2012 and 2013, while his teams earned the Valley's Defensive Team of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Marshall carries a 139-70 record in six years at Wichita State, and a 333-153 record in 15 seasons as a head coach
Dave Odom Dave Odom was a Division I head coach for 22 seasons and amassed over 400 wins.  His teams played in the post-season 15 times and won the NIT championship 3 times.  He served on the NABC Board of Directors and has been very active with the convention.
Ken Pomeroy Ken Pomeroy has been running, a web site devoted to analytics for men's college basketball, since 1999. He first experimented with team power ratings and predictions before delving into detailed team and player analysis in 2004. Today, his site includes a variety of metrics for analyzing various attributes of all teams and players at the Division-I level. 
Kareem Richardson Kareem Richardson was named the head coach at UMKC on March 19, 2013, becoming the sixth in the Division I era at UMKC.  Richardson is a collegiate coaching veteran and most recently served as an assistant coach at the University of Louisville under legendary coach Rick Pitino. He helped the Cardinals to the Big East tournament crown and the NCAA Tournament No. 1 overall seed, on the way to the 2012-13 National Championship.
Alan Stein Alan Stein is the owner of Stronger Team and the strength & conditioning coach for the nationally renowned, Nike elite DeMatha Catholic High School basketball program. Alan brings a wealth of valuable experience to his training arsenal from over a decade of extensive work with elite high school, college, and NBA players.  Alan’s passion, enthusiasm, and innovative training techniques make him one of the world’s leading experts on productive training for basketball players.
Blayne Beal Blayne Beal, now in his 14th season with Texas Tech Athletics, serves the Red Raiders as Associate Athletics Director for Communications.  In his role, Beal oversees the communications efforts for all 17 intercollegiate sports at Texas Tech while serving as the department’s official spokesperson.  In addition, he oversees the strategic communications and branding initiatives for Texas Tech Athletics.  Under his guidance, the athletics communications office has redefined its role in the department by becoming a self-sufficient public relations entity.  
Mike Brungardt Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, San Antonio Spurs, 1994-2011.  Worked with athletes on every level, from high school through professional.  4 NBA Championships: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007.  NBA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year 2011.  Inducted into USA Strength Coaches Hall Of Fame 2011(Only 2nd NBA Strength Coach inducted).  Inducted as Legend In The Field by the Collegiate Strength Coaches Association on in 2013.  Performed clinics throughout U.S. and around the world.
Carey Casey As the CEO of the National Center for Fathering, Casey oversees an organization that provides research-based training & resources that equip coaches to be the involved fathers and father-figures on and off the court that kids need.
Michael Gaston Michael Gaston is a former NBA and FIBA certified professional basketball agent. As a FIBA certified basketball agent, Michael negotiated and signed  players to professional contracts in over 25 different countries and 6 different continents around the world. Michael is a graduate from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, where he received his diploma with an emphasis in Communications and Business Administration. Prior to working as a sports agent, Michael worked in the financial, real estate and mortgage lending industries.
Bob Murray As founder and principal of Sports Science Insights, LLC. Bob previously served as director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) from 1985 to 2008. Dr. Murray oversaw a broad program of GSSI and university-based research in exercise science and sports nutrition designed to set industry standards and consumer expectations for science-based product efficacy.  Dr. Murray earned his B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in Physical Education at Slippery Rock University. He served as Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Swimming Coach at Oswego State University from 1974-1977 before returning to graduate school for his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University
Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg The Rosbergs are award-winning authors and beloved marriage conference speakers. Together, they are co-founders of America’s Family Coaches and assist basketball families balance on and off the court challenges for a healthy relationship.
Robert Sallis, MD

Dr. Sallis is a family physician practicing at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, California, where he serves as co-director of their sports medicine fellowship and as a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the UC Riverside School of Medicine.  He is a Past-President of the American College of Sports Medicine and serves as head team physician at Pomona College.  Dr. Sallis received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his Medical Degree from Texas A&M University and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente.

Andre Walker is the Founder & CEO of Laboratory Health Group LLC. (LHG) is a group of medical companies focused in several different areas medicine. LHG focuses on sports medicine, preventive healthcare, specialty diagnostic medical testing, and creation of all natural pharmaceutical products.