Lumberjack Basketball Coaches Clinic

When: August 1-2, 2014 (SAVE THE DATE!)

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

Cost: $60 Early Registration (before July 2) or $75 (after July 2)

Registration Methods: Online or Mail-In Registration (available April 2014)


The Annual Lumberjacks Coaches Clinic began in the summer of 2012 by Northern Arizona University Head Coach Jack Murphy and his staff. 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 at the NBA, Collegiate, and High Schools ranks. 

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 Arizona)

-Dave Rice (Head Coach, UNLV)

-Derrick Clark (Head Coach, Metro State University)

-George Karl (Former HeadCoach, Denver Nuggets)

- 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 (Former Head Coach, Charlotte Bobcats)

-Noel Gillespie (Former Assistant Coach, Phoenix Suns)

-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)


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)