Former Seymour coach participating in clinic roundtable



Former Seymour High School girls basketball head coach Donna Sullivan will be among those participating in the Coaches’ Roundtable during the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association annual clinic April 25 and 26 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.

Sessions run from 11:45 a.m. to 10:20 p.m. April 25 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26.

The Coaches’ Roundtable is the first event on the April 25 agenda and will feature Sullivan, Sam Alford and Jim Irwin. The panel will be moderated by Indiana SportsTalk host Bob Lovell, and questions from coaches in attendance will be encouraged.

The three coaches will discuss steps they took to make their programs successful for the long run. Alford compiled a 452-245 record in 29 seasons as a high school head coach at Monroe City, South Knox, Martinsville and New Castle.

Irwin was a head coach for 18 seasons — five years at Bluffton, five years at Southern Wells, two years at Salem and six years at Eastbrook. Sullivan amassed a 344-241 record in 31 seasons at Seymour. Alford and Sullivan are Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.

Cost to attend the clinic is $50 for current IBCA members and $100 for non-members.

Also speaking that weekend are Marian University men’s coach Todd Lickliter, Indiana State University men’s coach Greg Lansing, Indiana Fever assistant Stephanie White, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men’s coach Jim Shaw, Indiana Wesleyan University men’s coach Greg Tonagel and Indianapolis Tech High School boys coach Jason Delaney.

Ten high school coaches, all selected as 2014 IBCA district Coaches of the Year, will speak during the weekend, too. They include boys coaches Kent Chezem of Covington, Brent Keck of Perry Meridian, Jamie Kolkmeier of Corydon Central, Al Rhodes of Penn and Aaron Wolfe of NorthWood. Girls coaches who will present are Chris Giffin of Lawrence North, Steve Goans of Evansville Mater Dei, Kristi Kaniewski Ulrich of Penn, Gretchen Miles of Washington and Rich Schelsky of Western Boone.

There also will be a session from Shoot-A-Way Basketball focusing on game-like shooting drills. Shoot-A-Way representative Shane Adams, a former high school and college coach in Colorado and Ohio, will make that presentation.

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