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My name is Justin Nassivera and I am currently in my Junior year at SUNY Cortland studying Physical Education. I'm a huge sports fan and love my Boston Celtics and Red Sox. Basketball, Baseball, and Golf are huge passions of mine and would love to coach them someday in the school setting. I have always loved teaching and coaching kids and have always wanted to become a PE teacher because it was always my favorite class in school. Many people have strong opinions against physical education and I believe that myself and other physical educators need to spread the word of what exactly we are doing in the PE world. Also check out my professional portfolio at www.jnassiveraportfolio.weebly.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

Nike Basketball Championship Clinic

I found out recently that from May 18th-20th at Turning Stone Resort and Casino I will be attending the Nike Basketball Championship Clinic. As an aspiring physical educator and basketball coach, I believe it is my job to keep up to date with the latest in coaching news and strategies from the NCAA's best coaches. Not only do they discuss tactics, but they discuss their coaching and teaching philosophies along with how to manage your program. This year's clinic consists of ten different coaches from both the men's and women's level. They are listed as below: 
  • Bob Knight- Army, Indiana, and Texas Tech former coach, Basketball Hall of Fame, 902-371 Record
  • Geno Auriemma- University of Connecticut current coach, 802-129 record, Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Buzz Williams- Current Marquette coach, 110-60 record
  • Don Casey- Former NBA and NCAA coach
  • Sean Miller- Current University of Arizona coach, 188-82 record
  • Phil Martelli- Current St. Joseph's University coach, 310-212 record
  • Dave Rice- Current UNLV coach, 26-9 record, Former BYU assistant coach
  • Tom Pecora- Current Fordham head coach, former Hofstra coach
  • Terri Williams-Flournoy- Current Georgetown woman's head coach, 251-116 record as assistant
  • Don Showalter- Mid Prairie High School (IA)
I think its a pretty good lineup but I'm most excited to see Coach Knight. Even though he is remembered most for his controversies, I admire the way he demanded respect from his students and his athletes graduated from college. Also with all of the recruiting issues that have arose over the years, Coach Knight was never caught in any scandals. I'm also excited to see Buzz Williams. He is a young and upcoming coach and known for his passion and energy that he shows from the sidelines during games. His speaking topic is "The Words You Use." This topic would be great not only for coaching purposes, but for use as a physical education in the classroom as well.  

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