Cronin Among Prominent Coaches Speaking in NJ|
Sept. 19, 2012
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati men's basketball head coach Mick Cronin is among several prominent coaches speaking Friday at a New Jersey coaches' clinic organized as a fundraiser for the Brayden Carr Foundation.
Cronin will join University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan, Indiana University head coach Tom Crean, former NBA head coach Stan Van Gundy, former NBA assistant coach Kevin Eastman and current ESPN college basketball/NBA analyst Fran Fraschilla.
The second-annual clinic, conducted at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J., helps raise money for In Brayden's Eyes, The Brayden Carr Foundation which provides athletic, social, rehabilitative, and academic opportunities to children with seizure conditions, with or without motor delays from associated cerebral palsy, as well as to provide humanitarian support/relief to their parents.
The foundation formed from support for longtime Rutgers men's basketball staffer Jim Carr and his wife Natalie Zeno Carr in honor of their 2-year old son Brayden, who died in May 2011 after battling epilepsy.
"It's an important opportunity to help a great cause," Cronin said. "Jim is a good friend of mine and their desire to make something positive out of a difficult situation through the creation of this foundation is something I'm honored to be a part of."
The inaugural clinic in 2011 included talks and coaching sessions from Kansas University head coach Bill Self, University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, longtime college and NBA coach Larry Brown, former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice and high school coaching great Bob Hurley.