2010-11 CRC News >> Press Release

Basketball Coaches Clinic Faculty Announced Event
Sponsored by Wheeling Hospital's Schiffler Cancer Center

Cancer Research Classic

WHEELING, W.Va., June 29, 2010 -- The annual Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held Sept. 19 at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU).

The clinic is inclusive for all men's and women's and boys' and girls' basketball coaches: college, high school, middle school, and recreational leagues.

Dr. Gregory Merrick, director of Wheeling Hospital's Schiffler Cancer Center, a sponsor of the event, said, "We have assembled an outstanding faculty to address coaching philosophy, player development, offensive and defensive schemes and special situations. Our faculty includes some of the brightest and most energetic coaches in the country."

Speaking during the clinic are: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers John Chaney (Temple University) and Vivian Stringer (Rutgers University); Bob Huggins (West Virginia University); Mike Rice (Rutgers University); and Joe Mihalich (Niagara University).

Dixie Sporting Goods is the major sponsor of the clinic, with Championship Productions Inc. filming and distributing the event worldwide. "Championship Productions is the internationally-recognized leader in producing the highest quality instructional videos featuring renowned professionals in over 20 sports," said Danny Sancomb, men's head basketball coach at WJU and co-director of the clinic. "We are pleased to welcome them to our event and university."

"In addition to providing basketball coaching instruction at the highest level, the goals of the clinic are to promote the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program, to help fund the undergraduate cancer research program at WJU and to provide an OVAC scholarship for a senior son or daughter of a full-time OVAC boys' or girls' basketball coach," said Merrick.

Cost of the clinic is $75 for pre-registrants and $85 at the door. For registration packets and information contact: gmerrick@urologicresearchinstitute.org or dsancomb@wju.edu.