Men's Basketball

Basketball Coaching Clinic On Tap

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, October 20, 2000

The second annual Hudson Valley Community College Basketball Coaches Clinic will take place at the college's McDonough Sports Complex from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., all in attendance will have the opportunity to observe the Hudson Valley coaching staff run a practice with current players. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., there will be speakers, followed by a question-and-answer session.

The speakers will be: Hudson Valley men's head coach Vince Medici, who will talk about his squad's man-to-man defense; Hudson Valley men's assistant coach Don Juron, speaking about a flex offense; former Watervliet standout and current Hudson Falls boy's head coach Andre Cook, offering advice on how to build a high school program; and Hudson Valley women's head coach Colleen Ferris, talking about physical and mental conditioning.

Medici, entering his sixth season at Hudson Valley, has recorded 97 wins in five years. He led the Vikings to the NJCAA Division national championship tournament in 1998-99 and a top 10 ranking nationally in 1999-2000.

Each coach attending the clinic will receive a booklet of drills used by the Hudson Valley coaching staff. Registration is $15 before October 23 and $20 at the door. Checks can be made payable to: HVCC Athletic Fund and mailed to: Men's Basketball Office, Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.

For more information, call Hudson Valley's basketball office at (518) 629-7367.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.