Rockford Public Schools hosts Regional Basketball Clinic Oct. 19

Online Staff Report

Rockford Public Schools (RPS) is hosting a basketball coaching clinic Saturday, Oct. 19, that is open to all area basketball coaches.

No clinic like this exists in the Rockford area, said Mat Parker, director of Athletic Activities and Program Development for RPS.

Coaches can still sign up for the clinic, and attendees can earn CPDU (Continuing Professional Development Unit) credits. The clinic includes presentations from the following basketball experts:

Carl Armato, RPS director of Basketball Operations and Development, former Northern Illinois University Associate Athletics director, assistant coach;

• Craig Doty, Rock Valley College sports coordinator and head men’s basketball coach and Midwest Elite basketball coach;

• Mark Montgomery, Northern Illinois University head men’s basketball coach and former assistant coach to Tom Izzo at Michigan State University;

• Misty Opat, Rock Valley College athletic director and head women’s basketball coach and two-time national NJCAA champion; and

• Bryan Ott, Auburn High School head boys’ basketball coach.

Cost to attend is $25, which includes the clinic, lunch and gifts from Aim High Hoops, BSN Sports and RPS. This is the second year RPS is hosting a basketball coaching clinic. About 50 area coaches attended the event last year.

Posted Oct. 16, 2013

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