4th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic
October 25th, 2019
Join us for a great day of hoops at our annual Coaches Clinic. This year’s lineup is filled with talented and dynamic speakers who will help you and your team prepare for a successful season.
10AM JON WILLIS, LINFIELD COLLEGE
BUILDING YOUR CULTURE
11AM BRANT MINOR, PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
‘THE SYSTEM’ – PACIFIC UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL
LUNCH – PROVIDED ON SITE
1PM AARON LANDON, ST. MARTIN’S UNIVERSITY
OUR ZONE DEFENSE
2PM JAMES BLAKE, THE WESTSIDE SCHOOLS
ON BALL AND MOTION OFFENSE
AARON LANDON – ST. MARTIN’S UNIVERSITY
Aaron Landon begins the 2019-2020 as the 16th head coach in Saints’ men’s basketball history. Landon comes to Saint Martin’s after coaching six seasons at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington. At SPSCC, Landon compiled a record of 102-68 and over the last four seasons, the Clippers went 93-26. He became the winningest coach in program history and was named the NWAC West Region Coach of the Year three consecutive seasons. The Clippers were ranked in the top five NWAC Coaches Poll from 2016 to 2019 and won three consecutive NWAC West Region Championships. Before Landon took over the SPSCC program in 2013, he was an assistant coach at GNAC school Concordia (Ore.) for two seasons.
BRANT MINOR – PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Brant Minor enters his second year as an assistant coach with the Pacific University men’s and women’s basketball program. Previous to Pacific University, Minor established Max Hoops (MaxHoops.com) which runs camps, clinics and showcases around the country. In the summer of 2018, Minor hosted “The Exclusive” a fifty team NCAA certified tournament in Las Vegas. Plus, he has been involved in basketball camps throughout the country including Duke, Gonzaga, Oregon, and Tennessee, in addition to camps throughout the Northwest. Prior to that, he was assistant coach at Southern Oregon University for five years. Coach Minor began his coaching career working with the women’s program at the University of Portland’s women’s basketball team and men’s team at Warner Pacific.
JON WILLIS – LINFIELD COLLEGE
Jon Willis is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Linfield men’s basketball program. Willis comes to Linfield from Northwest Conference rival Willamette where he spent the previous four seasons as a lead assistant coach while also overseeing WU’s junior varsity program. His 12 years of coaching include stops as head boys basketball coach at Yulee High School in Yulee, Florida, and assistant men’s coach at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Willis graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2007. He then pursued a master’s degree in athletic administration from Concordia University-Irvine.
JAMES BLAKE – THE WESTSIDE SCHOOLS
James Blake begins this season as the Head Coach of The Westside Schools, Vancouver’s newest Prep program. Prior to The Westside Schools, Coach Blake was on staff at several Division 1 programs including UC-Irvine, Cal State Northridge, and Idaho State in addition to serving for five years as Head Coach at Division II Simon Fraser University. Blake’s final Simon Fraser team lead all of Division II in scoring and was featured in several national news stories. Coach Blake also spent time at Division II Cal State Stanislas as well as Columbia College and the University of Victoria.