INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University’s Archie Miller and a two-time national champion on Friday night, a number of high school coaches, a round-table of retired coaches and an Issues & Answers Forum highlight the agenda for the 2018 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Spring Clinic.
Miller, who recently completed his first season with the Hoosiers, is the headliner on Friday night’s agenda. He is joined that evening by Southern Illinois men’s coach Barry Hinson and Marian University women’s coach Katie Gearlds, who has twice guided the Knights to NAIA national titles. T.J. Rosene, coach at Emmanuel College in Georgia and also a member of the Point Guard College staff, is the keynote speaker on Saturday.
Sessions begin at noon Friday, April 20 and run through 9:10 p.m. at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Sessions resume at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21 and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Cost to attend the clinic is $50 for current-year IBCA members and $100 for non-members. In addition to the headliners, 10 of the 12 IBCA Coaches of the Year will offer their secrets to success.
Boys coaches scheduled to speak are Daniel Cox of New Castle, Matt English of Beech Grove, Scott McClelland of Morristown and Todd Sturgeon of Floyd Central. Girls coaches on the itinerary include Jack Campbell of Chesterton, Brodie Garber of Fairfield, Debbie Guckenberger of Brownsburg, Bob Meier of Castle, Stacy Mitchell of Warren Central and Jason Simpson of Greensburg. Information on these coaches as 2018 IBCA Coaches of the Year was announced last week.
In addition, Brownsburg boys coach Steve Lynch (85-40 in five seasons at Brownsburg, 188-92 overall in 12 seasons, including seven at Mt. Vernon-Fortville) will speak. Lynch, who played at Manchester University, was a men’s college assistant at Manchester, Missouri State and Ball State prior to becoming varsity coach at Mt Vernon. Lynch twice was voted an IBCA District 2 boys Coach of the Year (in 2010 and 2013) while with the Marauders.
The round-table of retired coaches tips off the clinic agenda and Steve Brett, Mike Griffin and Dan Gunn will be on a panel moderated by Indiana SportsTalk host Bob Lovell. The three coaches will discuss steps that they took to make their programs successful for the long run.
Brett won 467 games in 37 seasons as a head coach at Bloomfield, Seymour, Loogootee and Shakamak; he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame last month. Griffin won 303 games in 19 seasons as girls’ coach at Brownsburg and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016. Gunn posted a 514-318 record in 37 seasons as a head coach at NorthWood, Harrison (West Lafayette), Penn, Marion and Edwardsburg (Mich.). Questions from those in attendance will be encouraged.
Information on the featured speakers is below, followed by the full itinerary for the clinic.
Archie Miller, Indiana University
Archie Miller recently completed his first season at Indiana University, guiding the Hoosiers to a 16-15 overall record and a 9-9 mark in Big Ten Conference games.
Miller, widely regarded as one of the top young coaches in the nation, was hired as the IU coach on March 25, 2017. He is known as a tireless recruiter, an excellent developer of talent and a gifted tactician whose teams play strong defense with an efficient offense. He has a seven-year record of 155-78.
Miller, 39, a native of Beaver Falls, Pa., moved to Bloomington after six seasons as head coach at the University of Dayton. While at UD, he guided the Flyers to a 139-63 record, including a 68-31 mark in Atlantic 10 Conference games, and his teams won two regular-season A-10 titles. Dayton also reached the NCAA Tournament in the last four seasons of his tenure, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2014.
Miller was named an NABC District and A-10 Coach of the Year in 2017, and he was a finalist for the 2015 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award.
Miller comes from a family of coaches. His father, John, coached both Archie and his brother Sean at Blackhawk High School in Beaver Falls before retiring in 2005 with 657 victories in 35 seasons. Sean is the current head coach at the University of Arizona after formerly being head coach at Xavier University.
Archie and Sean are the first brothers to coach different teams to the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight in the same season (2014), the first to coach their respective teams to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments and the first to be named conference coaches of the year in the same season (Archie at Dayton, Sean at Arizona in 2017). Archie, Sean and their father were inducted into the Beaver County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame in April 2015.
Miller was a four-year letterman as a player at North Carolina State from 1998-2002. He currently is third on the Wolfpack chart for career free throw accuracy (.846), sixth in career 3-point accuracy (.429) and fourth in career 3-pointers made (218).
During 11 seasons as an assistant coach, Miller coached in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Pac-12 and Big Ten. He has worked for Herb Sendek at NC State, Darrin Horn at Western Kentucky, Sendek again at Arizona State, Thad Matta at Ohio State and his brother Sean at Arizona.
Miller earned his bachelor’s degree from NC State in 2002.
He and his wife, Morgan, have one daughter – Leah, 12.
Katie Gearlds, Marian University
Katie Gearlds recently completed her fifth season at Marian University in Indianapolis, directing the Knights to a 32-3 record that included a 17-1 mark in the Crossroads League and advancing to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament.
Gearlds, 33, already has two national championships as a coach after leading Marian to NAIA crowns in 2016 and 2017. Her five-year record is 143-34 overall and 72-18 in CL games with four NAIA national tournament appearances and three regular-season league championships.
Gearlds twice has been named NAIA National Coach of the Year and came to Marian with extensive experience as a player. She was voted Indiana Miss Basketball in 2003 after carrying Beech Grove High School to the Indiana Class 3A state championship as a player. She scored 2,521 points in high school, and she was named a Nike/WBCA All-American in 2003.
She went to Purdue, where she excelled for four seasons. She stands fourth on the Boilermakers’ all-time scoring list with 1,974 points and tied a school record for single-season points with 707 as a senior. She helped Purdue win three Big Ten Conference regular-season titles, two Big Ten Tournament crowns and make four NCAA Tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight berth in 2007. Gearlds was an all-Big Ten selection in her final three seasons as a Boilermaker after earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in 2003-04. She also was chosen a third-team All-American by the Associated Press in 2007.
After college, Gearlds was drafted seventh in the first round by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm in April 2007. Gearlds played in 87 games over three seasons for the Storm (2007-09), and she also played professionally in Europe for teams in Slovakia (2007), Greece (2008-10), Spain (2011-12) and Portugal (2013).
Gearlds graduated from Purdue in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Barry Hinson , Southern Illinois
Barry Hinson has been the men’s basketball coach at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., for six seasons. He guided the Salukis to a 20-13 overall mark and an 11-7 ledger in the Missouri Valley Conference in 2017-18.
Hinson’s overall slate at SIU is 89-96 and 50-58 in MVC contests. In 17 seasons as a college head coach, his teams have gone 304-236 with four NIT appearances. Included in Hinson’s total is a 36-23 record in two seasons at Oral Roberts and a 169-117 mark in nine years at Missouri State.
Hinson, 56, is the current dean of MVC coaches with his 15 seasons at two schools (Missouri State and SIU), where only Oklahoma State’s Henry Iba (23) Creighton’s Eddie Hickey (20) and Creighton’s Dana Altman (16) have coached more seasons or won more games as a head coach.
Hinson was chosen the 2016 MVC Coach of the Year for a campaign where the Salukis went 22-10 overall and 11-7 in the league during a season where they were projected ninth in the preseason poll. He also was the MVC runner-up for Coach of the Year in 2014 and he was third in COY voting in 2013.
Hinson became SIU’s 13th head coach in program history on March 28, 2012. He moved to Carbondale after serving four seasons as an assistant at the University of Kansas, which posted a 107-21 record during that span and was the national runner-up in 2012.
Prior to Kansas, Hinson was the head coach at Missouri State in Springfield, Mo., for nine seasons. While there, he guided the Bears to three 20-win seasons with postseason NIT teams in 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2007. His 2006 squad was left out of the NCAA Tournament with a 21 RPI. That club went on to win NIT games over Stanford and Houston.
Hinson spent eight years as a high school coach in Oklahoma before landing a college job as an assistant coach at Oral Roberts in 1993. Four years later, he was promoted to ORU head coach produced records of 19-12 and 17-11 and a share of two Mid-Continent Conference regular-season titles.
Hinson and his wife, Angie, have two adult daughters – Tiffany and Ashley – and one grandson.
T.J. Rosene, Emmanuel (Ga.) College
T.J. Rosene recently completed his 11th season as men’s coach at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga., guiding the Lions to a 23-10 record that included a 12-6 mark in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas and an NCCAA national championship.
Rosene, 39, has a men’s college record of 287-143 in 13 seasons. That total includes a 27-34 mark in two seasons as coach of Reinhardt University and a 260-109 ledger at Emmanuel. Previously, Rosene guided the Reinhardt women to a 48-51 slate in three seasons prior to taking over the school’s men’s program. His overall college coaching record is 335-194.
Over the past 16 seasons, Rosene has been chosen a national coach of the year four times, a regional coach of the year five times, a conference coach of the year four times, and Georgia Coach of the Year two times. He is the 2018 NCCAA national Coach of the Year. Rosene also was presented the 2014 Charles A. Krigel Award, an NAIA national honor to the coach of the team that best displays respect, civility, integrity and fair play.
Hailing from Watkinsville, Ga., Rosene played at Oconee County High School for his father, Bob, a successful high school coach in California and Georgia. Rosene began his college career at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., before transferring to Reinhardt College in Waleska, Ga.
He completed his playing career at Reinhardt, then was hired for the 2002-03 as the head coach of the Reinhardt women’s team at the age of 23. He guided the Eagles to 6-26, 20-14 and 22-11 records at the NAIA level, collecting Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2004.
Rosene coached the Reinhardt men from 2005-07 in the renamed Southern States Athletic Conference, then moved to SSAC-rival Emmanuel in the fall of 2007. The Lions posted a 16-17 record and made the NAIA Nationals in his first season, and they have followed with 10 consecutive 20-win seasons.
His tenure at Emmanuel has been highlighted by a 33-4 record in 2013-14, when the Lions finished as NAIA national runner-up. That was their fifth time in the NAIA Nationals in a seven-year span, and it was the program’s last season in the NAIA before moving to NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas for 2014-15. Since the shift to D-II, Emmanuel has gone 90-38 overall and 53-25 in conference play.
Emmanuel also competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association, where it three times has been national champion (2009, 2016 and 2018), twice has been national runner-up (2012 and 2014) and twice has placed third (2015 and 2017) under Rosene’s guidance.
Rosene, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Reinhardt and a master’s degree from Troy (Ala.) University, also serves as the director for coach development for Point Guard College and oversees all the PGC/Glazier Coaches’ Clinics. He has been a PGC director for six years and has spoken many times at clinics about the “Read & React Offense.”
Rosene and his wife, Erin, have three children – Boston, Bella and Presley.