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News & Events

C and G News Article - September 13, 2011
Annual clinic promises big names and lessons for basketball coaches

Oakland Press Article - September 22, 2010
Wesley, Johnson reconnect at academy

Winning Hoops Article - May/June 2010
by Michael Austin, Senior Editor Winning Hoops Magazine
Noah Basketball researchers prove that players score more shots with a medium height 45 degree arc and a distance of 11 inches.

Oakland Press Article
- September 21, 2009
Coaches gather at Knights camp for tips

Oakland Press Article
- September 5, 2009
This article previews the 11th Annual Knights Basketball Coaching Academy

C & G Newspaper Article
- August 19, 2009
This article previews the 11th Annual Knights Basketball Coaching Academy.

Oakland Press Article
- August 28, 2008
This article previews the 10th Annual Knights Basketball Coaching Academy.

Oakland Press Article
- October 2, 2007
This article describes how the Academy develops coaching skills so coaches can provide their players with the best basketball experience possible.

Detroit Free Press Article - September 25, 2003
This article describes how the Academy is designed to expand the basketball IQ of coaches at all levels.

Detroit News Article - September 9, 2003
This article describes how the Academy will coach coaches. Those less experienced may learn how to teach from the game's old hands.

Detroit Free Press Article - September 16, 2004   This article describes how this year's clinic added some new basketball technology -- it introduced NOAH.

Detroit News Article - September 29, 2004
This article describes how a computer helps Oakland University master basketball shots .  Oakland is the first Midwest university to purchase an arc analyzing system.

Academy Facts


Saturday, September 22, 2012
Bloomfield Hills Andover High School
4200 Andover Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan  48302

$35.00 per person [Pre-registration deadline is September 15th]

$45.00 registration fee at the door. 

Clinic Includes:

  • Academy t-shirt
  • Basketball coaches notebook
  • On-court player demonstrations by the Rochester College USCAA Men's Basketball National Championship team
  • Prize give-a-ways from Nike, Winning Hoops and much more!
  • Refreshments during the break
  • Demo of the Noah Select Shooting System (www.noahbasketball.com)
  • Demo of The Gun Shooting System (www.shootaway.net
  • A list of basketball Internet web sites
  • A list of must read basketball books
  • A list of instructional basketball DVDs and videos
  • BCAM (Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan) Information
  • CAP (Coaches Advancement Program - MHSAA) information
  • COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF WINNING HOOPS and many more valuable basketball resources!
We will also have a coaches drawing for prizes donated by the Nike representatives that will be present to answer any of your team equipment needs. 


Schedule of Events

                                         Saturday, September 22, 2012
       8:15-8:45Early Bird Special
      Championship Drills for Skills
      See the Noah Instant, The Gun, Rip Through and
      Dribble Stick in Action for Skill Development Training

      Kevin Richards, Personal Trainer
      Luke Lloyd, Personal Trainer
      Paul Galbenski
      Knights Basketball Coaching Academy Director

      My Favorite Sets, Drills and Special Situations

      Jeff Smith
      Central Michigan University
      Assistant  Men's Basketball Coach

      2005 & 2009 NCAA Tournament Appearances
      2005 Mid-Continent Tournament Champions          
      2009 Mountain West Conference Champions


      University of Michigan
      Offensive Skill Development

      John Beilein
      University of Michigan
      Head Men's Basketball Coach

      2012 Big Ten Championship
      2007 National Invitation Tournament Championship
      7 NCAA Tournament Appearances
      4-Time Coach of the Year

      (Refreshments Provided)


      Offensive and Defensive Drills that
      Add Variety to Practice

      Jim Christian
      Ohio University
      Head Men's Basketball Coach

      2003 & 2004 Mid-American East Division Champions 2006 & 2008 Mid-American Champions
      2006 & 2008 MAC Coach of the Year


      Pressure Defense: “Does it Still Work?”

      Klint Pleasant

      Rochester College
      Head Men's Basketball Coach

      2012 NAIA Coach of Character Award
      2012 USCAA Division 1 National Championship Runner-Up

      2001-02 Elite Eight NCAA Appearance
      2001-02 MAC Tournament Champions


      Open Forum/Coaches Raffle
      for Nike and Winning Hoops Prizes

Note: Each coach will also provide his favorite out of bounds play.


Basketball Books

Amberry, Tom, (1996). Free Throw: 7 Steps to Success at the Free Throw Line. Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., New York, New York.

Atkins, Ken, and Rainey, Ron. (1985). Winning Basketball Drills. Parker Publishing Company, West Nyack, New York.

Brittenham, Greg. (1996). Complete Conditioning for Basketball. Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois

Brown, Herb. (1997). Preparing for Special Situations.

Brzycki, Matt. & Brown, Shawn (1993). Conditioning for Basketball. Masters Press, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Busack, Myndret "Meine". (2002). Positive Mental Attitude Game Plan for Winning Basketball. 1st Books Library.  ISBN 0-75961-901-8

Devenzio, Dick. (1983). Stuff! Good Players Should Know. The Fool Court Press, Terrell, North Carolina.

Garfinkel, Howard. (1988). Five-Star Basketball Drills. Masters Press, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Harris, Del. (1993). Winning Defense.

Haubrich, Bill. (1992). Defense Wins. Parker Publishing Company, West Nyack,  New York.

Hill, Andrew. (2001). Be Quick But Don't Hurry. Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0743213882

Hutchinson, Jill. (1989). Coaching Girls’ Basketball Successfully. Leisure Press, Champaign, Illinois.

Jackson, Phil. (1995). Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior.  Hyperion, New York, New York.

 Krause, Jerry. (1991). Basketball Skills & Drills. Leisure Press, Champaign, Illinois.

 Krzyzweski, Mike. Motion Offense. Krzyzweski, Mike. Duke’s Team Man-to-Man Defense.

Krzyzweski, Mike. (2001). Leading With the Hart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life. Warner Books. ISBN: 0446676780

Krzyzweski, Mike. (2001). Five-Point Play: The Story of Duke's Amazing 2000-2001 Championship Season. Warner Books.ISBN: 0446530603

Manchak, P. Susan & Manchak, Steven (1986). Coach’s Public Speaking Portfolio.  Parker Publishing Company, Inc. West Nyack, New York.

Mikes, Jay. (1987). Basketball FundaMENTALs: A Complete Mental Training Guide.  Leisure Press, Champaign, Illinois.

Packer, Billy and Roland Lazenby. (1999). Why We Win: Great American Coaches Offer Their Strategies for Success in Sports and Life.

Pitino, Rick. (1998). Success Is a Choice. Riley, Pat. (1993). The Winner Within. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, New York.

Smith, Dean. (1999). Basketball: Multiple Offense and Defense.

Warren, William. (1991). Coaching and Motivation.

Warren, William. (1988). Coaching and Winning. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Westering, Frosty. (1990). Make the Big Time Where You Are. Big Five Productions.

Wooden, John. (1997). Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court. Contemporary Books, Chicago, Illinois.

Wooden, John. (1998). Practical Modern Basketball.

 Wooden, John. (2002). Quoteable Wooden: Words of Wisdom, Preparation, and Success by and About John Wooden, College Basketball's Greatest Coach (Potent Quoteables). Towlehouse Publications. ISBN: 1931249091

Wooden, John. (1988). They Call Me Coach. Contemporary Books. ISBN: 0809245914

Wooden, John and Carty, Jay. (2003). Coach Wooden One on One.  Regal Books.  ISBN 0830732918

Wooden, John. (2006). John Wooden's UCLA Offense.  ISBN 13:978-0-7360-6180-3, ISBN 10-0-7360-6180-0

Wootten, Morgan. (1991). Coaching Basketball Successfully.


Alford, Steve. Indiana University “The 50 Minute All-American Workout”

Bennett, Dick. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay     “Blocker-Mover Offense”      “Pressure Defense”

Braman, Buzz. North Carolina     “The North Carolina System”

Brown, Hubie. NBA     “Offensive Sets”      “Offensive Spacing”

Harrick, Jim. UCLA     “Beating the Zone and Matchup”

Hewitt, Paul. Georgia Tech     "Installing the 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense"

Knight, Bob. Indiana University     “Motion Offense”

Krzyzewski, Mike. Duke University     “Duke’s Motion Offense”

Majerus, Rick.  Utah     "The Encyclopedia of the 4-Out 1-In Motion Offense

Meyer, Don. David Lipscomb University     “Developing Your Perimeter Players”      “Developing Your Post Players”      “Motion Offense: Simplified Principles”      “Drills for Teaching Individual Fundamentals and Team Offense”

Meyer, Don and Krause, Jerry,     “Field Goal Shooting”      “Free-Throw Shooting”      “Dribbling”      “Post Play”      “Championship Preparation for Games”      “Practice Planning and Floor Organization”      “Teaching Tips”

Moore, Billie. UCLA     “Teaching Fundamentals”

Olson, Lute. University of Arizona.     “Developing the Big Man”

Pitino, Rick. University of Kentucky     “Tips on Offense”

Smith, Dean. University of North Carolina.      “The North Carolina System”

Torbett, Rick. Better Basketball.     “Better Shooting”      “Better Ball Handling”      “Better 1 on 1 Defense”

Vitale, Dick. ESPN“The Game of Life”      “Game Plan on Life”     “The Game of Life”



                          Contact Information

                          Past Speakers

                          Greg Kampe, Head Men's Basketball Coach (Oakland University)

                           Bill Pope, Assistant Coach / Advanced Scout (Detroit Pistons)

                          Dr. Kevin Wildenhaus, Team Psychologist (Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland University)

                          Klint Pleasant, Head Men's Basketball Coach (Rochester College)

                          Tim McCormick, Former NBA Player

                          Terry Johnson, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach (Butler University)

                          Ric Wesley, Head Men's Basketball Coach (Grand Valley State University)

                          Jay Smith, Assistant Men's Coach (University of Detroit Mercy)

                          Suzy Merchant, Head Women's Coach (Michigan State University)

                          Greg Kampe, Head Men's Coach (Oakland University)

                          John Carter, CEO (Noah Basketball)

                          Ray McCallum, Head Men's Coach (University of Detroit Mercy)

                          Stan Joplin, Head Men's Coach (University of Toledo)

                          Rick Albro, Assistant Women's Coach (Michigan State University)

                          Jamie Angeli, Former Professional Coach

                          Mike Garland, Assistant Men's Coach (Michigan State University)

                          Jim Boylen, Assistant Men's Coach (Michigan State University)

                          Brian Morehouse, Head Women's Coach (Hope College)

                          Beckie Francis, Head Women's Coach (Oakland University)

                          Jim Christian, Head Men's Coach (Kent State University)

                          Mark Montgomery, Assistant Men's Coach (Michigan State University)

                          Jeff Smith, Associate Head Men's Coach (Oakland University)

                          Dane Fife, Head Men's Coach (IPFW)

                          Jeff Tungate, Associate Head Men's Coach (IPFW)

                          Jamie Angeli, Former Assistant Coach (UCLA)

                          Gloria Bradley, Head Women's Coach (Wayne State University)

                          Carlos Briggs, Head Men's Coach (Schoolcraft College)

                          Garth Pleasant, Head Men's Coach (Rochester College)

                          Marylou Jansen, Head Women's Coach (Madonna University)

                          Jim Boone, Head Men's Coach (Eastern Michigan University)

                          Bernie Holowicki, Head Men's Coach (Madonna University)

                          Jeff Tungate, Head Men's Coach (Lincoln Memorial University)

                          Mickey Barrett, Assistant Men's Coach (University of Detroit Mercy)

                          Jeff Smith, Assistant Men's Coach (Central Michigan University)

                          Gary Morris, Associate Head Women's Coach (University of Detroit Mercy)

                          Mike Vorkapich, Strength Coach (Michigan State University)

                          Kevin Richards, Head Coach (Grosse Pointe South High School)

                          Gary Bennett, Head Coach (Grosse Pointe North High School)

                          Matt Trombley, Assistant Coach (Grosse Pointe North High School)

                          Matt Trombley, Head Coach (Grosse Pointe North High School)

                          Dan Fife, Head Coach (Clarkston High School)

                          Steve Norgrove, Head Coach (Farmington High School)

                          Tim Morton, Head Coach (Avondale High School)

                          Chuck Henry, Head Coach (Canton Agape Christian High School)

                          Linda McIntryre, Head Coach (Shrine High School)

                          Andrea Grosky, Head Coach (Ladywood High School)

                          Diane Laffey, Head Coach (Regina High School)

                          Greg Esler, Head Coach (De La Salle High School)

                          Dan Nemecek, Assistant Coach (Royal Oak Kimball High School)

                          Curt Rotter, Head Coach (University of Detroit High School)

                          Matt Jansen, Head Coach (Clawson High School)

                          Kim Nemecek, Assistant Coach (Bishop Foley High School)

                          Paul Galbenski, Head Coach (Royal Oak Kimball High School)

                          Nick Licari, Head Trainer (Royal Oak Kimball High School)

                          R.J. Lomas, Head Coach (University of Detroit Jesuit Academy)

                          Mike King, Head Coach (St. Fabian Grade School)

                          Mike Lewis, Head Coach (St. Anne's Grade School)

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