Lumberjack Basketball Coaches Clinic

Lumberjack Basketball Coaches Clinic

When: July 31-August 1 , 2015

Where: Rolle Activity Center on the Northern Arizona University Campus (Flagstaff, Ariz. -2 Hours North of Phoenix, Ariz.; 3 1/2 Hours from Las Vegas, Nev.)

Cost: $50 Early Registration (before July 30) or $75 (after July 30)

Registration Methods: Online 

Downloadable Brochure


Head Coach Jack Murphy is hosting the 4th Annual NAU Basketball Coaches Clinic from July 31 to August 1, 2015. This year’s clinic looks to be able to live up to the expectations on speaker quality that our clinic has become known for. Lon Kruger and Jason Gardner are slated to speak at this year’s clinic joining the long list of NBA, NCAA, NAIA, Junior College and High School Coaches who have spoken at the clinic in the past. The clinic aims at providing a platform for coaches to gather together and continue to learn in the game of basketball and leadership. The Lumberjacks Coaches Clinic features on-court demonstrations from some of the top coaches in the business. 

Hotel Information: The Courtyard by Marriott Flagstaff (located less than 2 miles from the clinic site) will have a limited amount of rooms available at a group rate for coaches who are interested. The rate is $119/king single or $129/double. Reservations can be made online (click here) or by calling the Courtyard Marriot at 928-774-5800 and asking for Gina Leingang in Sales.  You must identify yourself as being an attendee of the NAU Basketball Coaches Clinic. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. 

This year’s schedule:

Friday, July 31, 2015

5:00 pm - Jason Gardner - IUPUI

6:00 pm- Jack Murphy - NAU

7:00 pm- Lon Kruger - Oklahoma

8:15 pm - 10:30 pm – Coaches Social


Saturday, August 1, 2015

9:00 am– Aerick Sanders - New Mexico State

10:00 am– Jason Leavy - Cal State Northridge

11:00 am- Sue Darling - NAU

11:50 am – Lunch

12:30 pm- Ryan Kreuger - Lehigh

1:30 pm- Dave Severns – LA Clippers


This year’s speakers:

Sue Darling - Northern Arizona, Women's Basketball Head Coach

Jason Gardner - IUPUI, Men's Basketball Head Coach

Ryan Kreuger - Lehigh, Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

Lon Kruger - University of Oklahoma, Men's Head Basketball Coach

Jason Leavy - Cal State Northridge, Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

Jack Murphy - Northern Arizona, Men's Basketball Head Coach

Aerick Sanders - New Mexico State, Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

Dave Severns – LA Clippers, Director of Player Development


Past speakers include:   

- Al La Rocque (Former Head Coach, Durango High School—NV)

- Chad Iske (Assistant Coach, Philadelphia 76ers)

- Damon Stoudamire (Assistant Coach, University of Memphis)

- Dave Rice (Head Coach, UNLV)

- Derrick Clark (Head Coach, Metro State University)

- George Karl (Current Head Coach, Sacramento Kings)

- Jack Murphy (Head Coach, Northern Arizona University)

- James Whitford (Head Coach, Ball State University)

- Jeff Rutter (Head Coach, Arizona Christian University)

- Jim Saia (Head Coach, Cal State University, San Marcos)

- Josh Pastner (Head Coach, University of Memphis)

- Mike Dunlap (Head Coach, Loyola Marymount)

- Noel Gillespie (Assistant Coach, Denver Nuggets)

- Sean Miller (Head Coach, University of Arizona)

- Steve Spencer (Head Coach, Orange Coast College—CA)

- Sue Darling (Head Coach, Northern Arizona University) 

- Tim Grgurich (Former NBA Coach and Current Consultant, Cleveland Cavaliers)

- Max Good (Former Head Coach, Loyola Marymount)

- David Grace (Assistant Coach, UCLA)

- Tim Grgurich, (Consultant, Cleveland Cavaliers)

- Booker Harris (Head Coach, Dominican University CA)

- Ben Howland (Former Head Coach, UCLA & NAU)

- Yanni Hufnagel (Assistant Coach, Cal)

- Jesse Mermuys (Assistant Coach, Toronto Raptors)

- Russ Pennell (Head Coach, Central Arkansas)

- Mark Warkentien (Director of Player Personnel, New York Knicks)



Jack Murphy on Lumberjacks Coaches Clinic:

"I think it is important that coaches from around the country have a chance to visit Flagstaff and Northern Arizona," said NAU Head Coach Jack Murphy. "It is a great time to visit and talk a little hoops. I have been fortunate in my career to be around some great coaches and have some great friends in the business. They come together to support what we are trying to build here at NAU. They are giving back to me on a personal level, but I think they are giving back to all the coaches who will attend as well. We all have a passion for the game of basketball and it is conveyed in many different ways. When we all congregate together is when real learning and sharing gets done."

Additional Links:

Article from Arizona Daily Sun 

Sights and Sounds from 2013 Clinic 

Notes from the 2013 Coaches Clinic (PDF)