Schedule Set for Cronin's Coaches Clinic|
Sept. 29, 2015
// DAVENPORT NAMED GUEST SPEAKER
Cronin also recently announced the naming of Bellarmine head coach Scott Davenport as his guest speaker.
Davenport, who has led the Division II program in Louisville, Ky., for 10 seasons, is widely considered a top offensive mind. The Knights have led the nation in field-goal shooting percentage in four of the last five years. Their successful offense was featured by the New York Times in a January 15, 2015 article. Former Bellarmine player Jake Thelen led the nation in field-goal shooting percentage (.740) as a junior in 2013-14.
“There is no better coach in the country to teach passing, spacing, shooting and team offense than Scott Davenport,” said Cronin. “He is the best Division II coach in the country.”
Davenport has led Bellarmine to three Division II Final Four appearances in the last five years, including the 2011 national title. He has guided the Knights to seven consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearances while winning at least 23 games each year.
Cronin and Davenport served on the same staff under Rick Pitino at Louisville during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons.
Cincinnati will play Bellarmine in a preseason exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Fifth Third Arena.
// ADDITIONAL CAMP DETAILS
Attendees to the clinic gain access to a morning and afternoon team practice and hear from Cronin, members of the UC coaching staff and Davenport. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost is $100 per coach.
“Our goal is to have an interactive clinic that coaches feel a part of this year,” Cronin said. “Developing ideas and players is the fun part of our game and we are looking forward to meeting everyone at the clinic and sharing ideas.”
Cronin will wear a mic during each practice and conduct a question-and-answer discussion following each session.
UC associate head coach Larry Davis and assistant coach Antwan Jackson will demonstrate guard play development techniques and drills.
Davis was named a national finalist for coach of the year by the Sporting News last season after guiding the Bearcats to a 23-11 record and an NCAA appearance when Cronin was sidelined due to health concerns nine games into the season. Davis has been a member of the UC coaching staff during each of Cronin’s previous nine seasons leading the Cincinnati program. Davis previous served as head coach at Furman (1998-2006) and boasts more than a quarter century’s worth of coaching experience overall.
Jackson, who joined the UC program in June 2012, owns 14 years of coaching experience at the high school, AAU and college level. He previous worked as an assistant coach at William & Marry and Massachusetts.
// REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration is available online at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/l5btwyb
For additional clinic and hotel information, please contact Greg Youncofski in the UC men's basketball office at 908-601-3545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cronin, who enters his 10th season at Cincinnati this winter, was named the 2014 American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year while guiding the Bearcats to the regular-season conference championship. The Bearcats have appeared in each of the last five NCAA tournaments -- including a trip to the 2012 Sweet 16 -- while compiling a 124-49 overall mark since the start of the 2010-11 campaign. A trademark under Cronin, UC's stingy defense has ranked among the nation's top 10 in scoring defense in three of the past four seasons and has been listed in the top 20 in field-goal shooting percentage defense each of the last three years.