The Emory men’s and women’s basketball programs will be represented at the USA Basketball Coach Academy – presented by NIKE – with head coaches Jason Zimmerman and Misha Jackson among the featured speakers. The Academy will be held, June 22-23, at Pace Academy in Atlanta.
USA Basketball Coach Academies feature a multi–day format with presentations catered to coaches of all experience levels working with players of any skill set. The sessions at Pace Academy will run from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 pm on Sunday.
During his 12 years at Emory, Zimmerman has directed the men’s program to an overall record of 214-103. He has guided the Eagles to seven NCAA Tournament berths while capturing four University Athletic Association titles.
In her two campaigns at the helm of the women, Jackson has logged a 32-19 overall mark. In 2018-19, she led the Eagles to their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2013 while closing out the year with a 19-7 won-lost effort, the fourth-highest victory total in program history.
Launched in 2015, USA Basketball Coach Academies provide valuable insight and education to basketball coaches and administrators. Academy sessions impart the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill development path to teach the game to children of all ages and ability levels. Guest speakers focus on areas of expertise to present on basketball and leadership topics applied both on and off the court.
In addition to Zimmerman and Jackson, other expected presenters include:
- Edwin Hall, former collegiate coach
- Mike Hart, St. Andrews School boys basketball head coach
- Rob Lanier, Georgia State University men’s basketball head coach
- Don Showalter, USA Basketball Youth & Sport Development coach director
- Mark Slessinger, University of New Orleans men’s basketball head coach
- Alan Stein, speaker, author and performance coach
- Carly Thibault-DuDonis, University of Minnesota women’s basketball assistant coach
- Mike Thibault, Washington Mystics general manager and head coach
- Larry Thompson, Wheeler High School boys basketball head coach
- Sharman White, Pace Academy boys basketball head coach
- Hal Wilson, Georgia Southern University assistant professor of coaching education
Registration for the event is $185. More information is available online.