SSU MBB program to host coaching clinic

PORTSMOUTH — The men’s basketball program at Shawnee State University, in conjunction with the boys basketball program at Portsmouth High School, will be hosting a coaches clinic on Thursday, July 23 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The clinic will be held at Waller Gymnasium on the campus of Shawnee State.

Two NCAA Division I Power Five assistants, an NCAA Division I Mid-Major head coach, and an NCAA Division II head coach will be speaking at the clinic.

The agenda for the clinic is as follows, by order of speaker:

6 p.m., Jack Owens — Miami (Ohio) men’s basketball head coach, RedHawk defensive concepts

6:45 p.m., Ryan Pedon — Ohio State associate head coach, Ohio State offensive concepts and quick hitters

7:30 p.m., Shawn Walker — Elizabeth City State University head coach, situational close-outs

8:15 p.m., Joel Justus — Kentucky assistant basketball coach, breakdown drills for teaching the UK offense

The cost of this clinic is $40 per coach.

A staff of up to five coaches is $125.

Registration can be done electronically by e-mailing Jack Trainer from Shawnee State at or Len Collins from Portsmouth High School at

Coaches can also call Coach Trainer at (740) 708-4632 or Coach Collins at (740) 352-3225.

All checks and money orders should be made out to Shawnee State University Men’s Basketball, 940 Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.

Registration will be on a first-come-first serve basis, and will be limited due to social distancing requirements.

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