ATLANTA, Ga. – NAU men's basketball head coach Jack Murphy will be among 30 coaches volunteering to participate in the 2013 NCAA Youth Clinics on Saturday at the Men's Final Four in Atlanta.
"I got an email from the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) saying that they were looking for people to volunteer and I thought it would be a great opportunity," Murphy said. "I forwarded it to Dr. Campos and said I thought it would be good to represent NAU in the event and she agreed, so I'll get to work with other coaches and I'm looking forward to it. It's a nice way to give back to the local communities in the cities that get to host the Final Four each year."
The NABC and NCAA organize clinics each year for local youth groups at the Final Four host sites as well as at other NCAA Championships. Saturday's clinic is free for youth ages 8-14 and will run from 8 a.m. to noon at two YMCA sites in Atlanta.
From the NCAA:
NCAA Youth Clinics are a community outreach program that connects third through eighth grade children with selected championships and provide them with resources designed to have a lasting impact. Participants receive sport instruction from NCAA coaches and student-athletes and get valuable information on recruiting, eligibility and youth sports issues. The 2013 Men's Final Four Youth Clinics are presented by Powerade (Coca-Cola), who will provide a T-shirt and promotional items for all participants. Through the NCAA youth clinics participants are encouraged to live a healthy, active lifestyle.