ISU B-Ball Hosting Free Coaching Clinic
Story by Jerek Wolcott-ISU Sports Information
Coaches from the Pac-12, Mountain West, and Big Sky will join Idaho
State coaches Seton Sobolewski and Bill Evans for the first ever Idaho
State University Women's Basketball Coaching Clinic at Reed Gym on
The clinic will be free to attend and is intended for coaches at any level of
both male and female teams.
University of Utah women's Head Coach Anthony Levrets, Weber State
women's Head Coach Bethann Ord, Boise State women's assistant coach
Cody Butler and Utah State women's assistant coach Stu Sells will all
present in the day long clinic.
"This clinic is about reaching out to coaches that are at the grassroots
levels and providing a valuable resource to them," Sobolewski said. "This is
an opportunity for coaches to come together and learn from one another."
Levrets will enter his third full season as head coach at the University of
Utah. In his short tenure the Utes have been to both NCAA and WNIT
tournament. Before being named interim head coach then head coach in
2010 Levret was a Utah assistant coach for four years, he also was an
assistant for the Southern Oregon men's program.
Shapiro is in her second season as head coach at Weber State. Before
WSU she was a veteran assistant at Louisville and helped guide the team
to the 2009 NCAA championship game. She has over 20 years of coaching
Butler is in his second season as an assistant coach at Boise State prior to
his time with the Broncos he was the Head Coach at Yakima Valley
Community College where he led his team to nine-consecutive NWAACC
Tournament appearances, six tournament final fours and three-consecutive
trips to the championship game (2010-12).
Sells enters his second year on the Aggies' coaching staff. Sells joined the
college ranks after a lengthy tenure coaching high school and club
basketball. In Sells' tenure as head coach at Vallivue High School in
Caldwell, Idaho from 2004-05 to 2008-09, he amassed a 97-28 record and
led the Falcons qualifying for state in six of the seven years during his
tenure at Vallivue.
"There are going to be some great speakers from the Division I level,"
Sobolewski said. "The resumes of these mentors speak for themselves. I
know that the coaches that attend this clinic will learn something from
these great presenters that will help their teams this season."
Coaches that would like to attend can register by filling out the attached
brochure and returning it to Idaho State basketball but walk-ups will be
There will be no charge for this clinic, there will be a midday break for
attendees to get their own lunch.
Sobolewski is grateful for everyone that made this clinic happen.
"I would like to thank Idaho State and Coach Bill Evans, Anthony Levrets at
Utah, Bethann Ord at Weber State, Cody Butler at Boise State, and Stu
Sells at Utah State for their help in making this free clinic possible,"