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Coaches in town for two-day CWC clinic
Sep 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Curtis Condie has assembled a list of men's and women's college basketball coaches to speak at a coaching clinic Friday and Saturday at Rustler Gym.
The clinic will go from 5-9 p.m. Friday at Rustler Gym. The second day starts at 9 a.m. Condie is preparing to start his second season as the head men's basketball coach at CWC.
The cost for the clinic is $45 for a coach, $80 for two coaches from the same staff, and $145 for three coaches from the same staff.
"I really want to help basketball throughout the state," Condie said.
"There are some really good coaches here in the state."
Coaches can register by calling Condie at CWC at 855-2243. Coaches can register up to the day of the clinic.
"I do have a good relationship with the other college coaches. They are are good coaches," Condie said. "They are very good speakers. That is what the coaches want to hear."
Condie said more than 45 high school coaches have signed up to take part in the clinic.
"I thought that at best, we were going to get 30 coaches," Condie said. "They will talk on different subjects."
Utah Valley University head men's basketball coach Dick Hunsaker will start off the clinic on Friday night.
Last year, Hunsaker coached UVU into the Collegeinsider.com tournament. UVU lost to Weber State in a close game.
"He knows his stuff," said Condie about Hunsaker. "He is the best that I have been around."
Idaho State University of women's basketball coach Seton Sobolewski will speak after Hunsaker. Sobolewski was the Big Sky Coach of the Year last year.
Utah State associate men's basketball coach Tim Duryea is slated to speak last on Friday night. Duryea has been Stew Morrill's right hand man for the past 11 years.
Adams State University head men's basketball coach Louis Wilson will be first up Saturday morning. Wilson is coaching a Division II program.
ASC hosted an Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout quarterfinal game for only the second time in the program history under Wilson in the 2010-11 season. After advancing to the RMAC semifinals, the Grizzlies earned their first invite to the NCAA Division II tournament since 2007.
"That was a program that was winning in the teens when he took over," Condie said.
"Now, they are winning in the mid-20s."
Idaho State University men's basketball coach Bill Evans will follow Wilson. Evans is a veteran of 33 years in coaching. He served the last four years as an assistant coach at Montana before he moved to Idaho State.
Wyoming men's assistant basketball coach Jeremy Shyatt is next in line. Jeremy is the son of UW head coach Larry Shyatt.
After a lunch break, University of Wyoming women's associate basketball coach Gerald Mattinson will speak. Mattinson is Joe Legerski's main assistant coach.
Colorado State University director of player personnel Steve Barnes will be the last one of the coaches to speak.
Before CSU, Barnes was at Southern Mississippi for eight years with head coach Larry Eustachy.