IBCA Clinic set for April 25-26 at Mt. Vernon High School


For the second consecutive year, Mt. Vernon High School will host the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Clinic.

It will also be the second straight year the clinic will feature some of the top basketball coaches in the nation.

feature some of the top basketball coaches in the nation among its speakers list.

Kansas University men’s coach Bill Self, Notre Dame men’s coach Micah Shrewsberry, University of Michigan men’s coach Dusty May and five other top-flight coaches highlight the agenda for the 2024 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association annual clinic.

Bellarmine University men’s coach Scott Davenport, University of Evansville men’s coach David Ragland, University of Michigan women’s coach Kim Barnes Arico, Transylvania University women’s coach Juli Fulks and Indiana Fever coach Christie Sides are other coaches who are part of the two-day program.

Sessions begin at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, April 25 and run through 8:45 p.m. at Mt. Vernon, the second consecutive year it has been the site for the gathering. Sessions resume at 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 26 and conclude about 3:10 p.m.

Cost to attend the clinic is $50 for current-year IBCA members and $100 for non-members. To register to attend, go to the IBCA website (in.nhsbca.org) and click on “Clinic Registration.”

A clinic and speaker itinerary is also on the website.

In addition to the featured speakers, video sessions from the IBCA district coaches of the year will be made available in an online format. Boys’ coaches offering online videos are Clint Swan of Crown Point, Matt Luce of Wapahani and Dave Benter of Brownstown Central. Girls’ coaches offering online videos are Eric Thornton of Norwell, Kaley May of Danville and Angie Hinton of Lanesville.

This year’s clinic again is in a Thursday evening-Friday format to avoid Saturday conflicts that have prevented coaches from attending the second day the past years. The timing of sessions has been tweaked to offer high-profile coaches across the agenda and conclude the second day of sessions at a more convenient time.

Self is a national championship winning coach. With the Indiana Fever holding the No. 1 pick in the April 15 WNBA draft, Sides is expected to soon be the head coach of Iowa superstar and women’s basketball icon Caitlin Clark, of Iowa.

Three of the clinic’s speakers are Indiana natives.

Shrewsberry, who has had much of his coaching career in the state of Indiana, with stops at Wabash, DePauw, Indianapolis, IU-South Bend, Butler and Purdue before going to Notre Dame, is a 1995 graduate of Indianapolis Cathedral High School and played at Hanover College.

May is a 1995 graduate of Eastern Greene High School, who later was a manager for the Indiana University men’s program under the late Bob Knight.

Ragland is a 1999 graduate of Evansville Harrison High School and played college basketball at the University of Southern Indiana. He also had previous coaching stints in Indiana at Vincennes, Valparaiso, Indiana State and Butler.