Top Coaches Involved in McGuire Seminar
By Elio Velez
St. John’s Head Basketball Coach, Mike Jarvis, and former legendary Coach of St. John’s, Lou Carnesecca, will join some of the top high school coaches in the country to discuss the topic of coaching today’s athlete. It will be discussed at the second annual Frank McGuire High School Coaches Seminar on Wednesday, May 15, at Bent Hall on the St. John’s University campus in Queens.
The event is open to any and all high school coaches, athletic directors and principals within New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The seminar will be conducted in a Town Hall style meeting to discuss a variety of issues that are relevant to high school coaches, which include: Behavior, Recruiting, Media Relations, Training/Fitness/Supplements and Parental Involvement.
The event brings together not only the top coaches from the Tri-State area but top coaches from the east coast as well. The other scheduled panelists include sportscasters Bob Wolff, Rick Wolff and John Andariese; Manhattan head basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez; Jerry Horowitz, National Coordinator of Junior Player Development and many others.
The Frank McGuire Foundation, which hosts the event, is named after the legendary college coach who helped shape the lives of young people through commitment, dedication and love for coaching. His 725 college basketball victories, which included the 1957 national championship he won with North Carolina, led him to be voted to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977.
"The coaches seminar was developed to provide a forum to address new challenges, responsibilities and goals as they relate to the skills needed to guide, develop and motivate student-athletes in an increasingly complex and competitive environment," said Bob Young, President of the Frank McGuire Foundation and a member of McGuire’s North Carolina 1957 NCAA championship team.
The foundation was established in 1999 to honor high school coaches who exemplify integrity, achievement and a continual quest for excellence from themselves and their student-athletes. Coaches are honored from many sports, such as basketball and baseball to track and lacrosse.
There is no charge for participation in the seminar but registration is required. Registration forms are available by email at SeminarInMay@aol.com or by calling 718-762-7444 for more information.