Wednesday to Friday, July 29th-31st
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John has coached basketball for 30 years (D1, JC, HS and professionally). He has seen great coaching success over the years while immersed in many different cultures. John has been on Athletes In Action’s staff for 22 years. He currently lives in Raleigh, NC while acting as the AIA Middle East Director. He takes several trips to Israel throughout the year that include leading college basketball teams, “John's ability to bring scripture to life in this region is unique. We were blessed to have him as our guide” (Wheaton men’s head coach, Mike Schauer).
John is married to Janie and is dad to his three children Tate (16), Kensie (14) and Sadie (12).
A Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, former college Coach and aspiring janitor who is passionate about helping others discover their purpose in leadership and in life! His expertise in the area of leadership and team dynamics come from over twenty-five years of a wide range of experiences spanning the world of business and athletics. He has held senior positions in companies while also serving as an assistant college basketball coach for one of the winningest small College programs during the 1990’s. The impact of his message has been featured in numerous publications such as ESPN the Magazine, ESPN.com, YahooSports.com, and Grantland.com.
Ritchie is the head coach for the men's basketball team at Liberty University. In four seasons since returning to Liberty in 2015, McKay has led the Flames to three straight 20-plus win seasons including a school-record 29 games during the 2018-19 season. In Liberty's first year in the ASUN Conference, McKay and the Flames were crowned the 2018-19 ASUN Regular Season Champions and also punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament, winning the ASUN Conference Championship. McKay and the Flames made history in 2019, winning the school's first ever NCAA Tournament game against the No. 5 seed, Mississippi State.
She is the head women's basketball coach at Florida State University. She has compiled a 468-252 career record at FSU. She has guided the Seminoles to appearances in the NCAA tournament 15 total times. 14 out of the past 15 seasons have resulted in three Elite Eight appearances. Sue Semrau at FSU has never lost a 1st Round NCAA tournament game, going 15-0. Semrau is a 3-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, a 2-time co-champion of the ACC, the all-time winningest coach at Florida State University, the 2013 Kay Yow Heart Coach of the Year, and was named the United States Marine Corps /WBCA Division I National Coach of the Year.
In 2016-17, he led Corpus Christi to its deepest postseason run in program history, finishing at 24-12 and reaching the CollegeInsider Tournament Championship Game. The run to the CIT title game was historic as the Islanders won four postseason games to mark the most in school and Southland Conference history. The Islanders hosted the finals of a national tournament for the first time in program history during their third-straight 20-win season. In 2015-16 they reached the Southland Conference Finals and a postseason berth for the third straight year. Wilson took over a six-win team in 2011-12 and turned them into a three consecutive 20-win season team.
One of five active coaches in NCAA Division I with 23 consecutive winning seasons. He is part of an elite fraternity that includes Hall-of-Famers Mike Krzyzewski, Tom Izzo, Bill Self and Jim Boeheim. He is the 34th head coach to record 600 career wins at the DI level and is the winningest head coach in Oregon history. In 2016-17, Altman led Oregon back to the Final Four for the first time in 78 years. In 2019, he became the winningest coach in Pac-12 Tournament history.
- 2013 National Jim Phelan Coach of the Year - 2013 Pac-12 Coach of the Year - 2015 Pac-12 Coach of the Year - 2016 Pac-12 Coach of the Year - 2018 Creighton Athletic Hall of Fame
He begins his second season at Ohio State as an assistant coach after three seasons on the Vanderbilt sidelines in the same capacity. Diebler previously coached at Valparaiso with Bryce Drew, where he was part of a staff which helped lead Valparaiso to 22 wins and the regular-season championship in 2012, the first by Valpo since joining the Horizon League. Diebler, who also worked for Drew at Vanderbilt, helped the Crusaders to the Postseason National Invitation Tournament in 2012. In the 2012-13 season, the Crusaders posted a 26-8 overall record, won the Horizon League regular-season championship for consecutive years, and a berth in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
He just completed his first season leading the Nevada Wolf Pack in 2019-20 and guided the team to a 19-12 record. The Pack went 12-6 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for 2nd in the conference standings. A proven winner, Alford's teams have won eight conference tournaments, the Big 10 twice (2001, 2006), the Mountain West twice (2012, 2013), Pac-12 (2014) and the Indiana Collegiate Conference (1993, 1994, 1995) three times during his time at Manchester. In 15 seasons he had led his teams to 20 or more wins and three times 30 or more victories. His 2016-17 UCLA squad posted a 31-5 record with the 28 regular season victories tying the Bruins record for wins.
NBA life and optimization coach, future bestselling author, and worldwide motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player (both international and domestic) and a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, David has personally helped over 150 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. He has been invited to speak in over 50 different countries on the topics of overall personal development, confidence building, leadership, and motivational growth. His key is making mindset pivots, ones that allow you to shift your perspective by incremental, but profoundly powerful, degrees