Felton To Participate at USA Basketball Coach Academy

Felton To Participate at USA Basketball Coach Academy

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland State head men's basketball coach Dennis Felton has been selected by USA Basketball to be a featured speaker and presenter at the USA Basketball Coach Academy - Presented by Nike, which will run from Aug. 4-6 at St. Edward High School in Lakewood.

This will be the second large clinic that Felton will take part in during his short tenure at CSU. In June, Felton was a featured U.S. clinician at the Basketball Clinic Belgrade, widely regarded as the one of the top coaches clinics in Europe.

The USA Basketball Coach Academy provides valuable insight and education to coaches and administrators of basketball. Academy sessions impart the USA Basketball curriculum for a proper skill development path to teach the game to players of all ages and ability levels. Additionally, guest speakers deliver on and off court sessions on basketball and leadership topics.

Check-in for the Cleveland coach academy is from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm (all times are CDT) on Aug. 4, and the first sessions will run from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm that evening. On Aug. 5, sessions run from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm and on Aug. 6 from 9:00 am - 12:45 pm.

The cost of registration is $185 and includes on and off the court presentations, Nike/USA Basketball gift items, catered meals, a USA Basketball memorabilia viewing, networking time and training for a USA Basketball 2017-18 coach license.

Felton was named the 15th head coach in CSU men's basketball history on March 24 after serving for three seasons as an assistant coach at Tulsa. Felton was the head coach at Western Kentucky from 1998-03 and at Georgia from 2003-09, advancing to the NCAA tournament four times and the NIT twice.

He has also spent time with the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.