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Jamie Kachmarik
(Former Associate Head Coach) 
Jamie has 20 years of Division I experience to his credit and he spent 13 seasons as an assistant or Associate Head coach at the mid-major level. He was on Jim O’Brien’s Ohio State staff when the Buckeyes went to the Final Four in 1999 and won the Big Ten Championship in 2000. He also worked under Rick Boyages (William & Mary), Cliff Ellis (Coastal Carolina), Jim Larranaga (Bowling Green), Pete Strickland (Coastal Carolina) and Buzz Peterson (Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, and UNC-Wilmington).  In 2010 he was on Peterson’s staff at Appalachian State when the Mountaineers won the Southern Conference North Division Championship and advanced to the CIT semifinals.  Jamie currently works for the Big Ten Conference Consortium. 
Riley Wallace
(Former head coach, University of Hawaii) 
Hawaii's all-time winningest coach, Wallace put Hawaii on the college basketball map. Under his guidance, the Rainbow Warriors went to the NCAA Tournament three times. Nine of the school's 12 postseason appearances came during Wallace's tenure, which included a school-record streak of four from 2001-2004. Wallace began his college coaching career in 1967. After earning his master’s degree in education from Illinois, he coached at Centenary for nine seasons under three different head coaches. During his stay, Wallace recruited Robert Parish who went on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Boston Celtics. Including his three seasons at Seminole JC, Wallace finished his career with 417 wins.
Jack Bennett
(Former head coach, Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
Bennett, the winningest coach in UWSP history with (200-56) led the program to back-to-back Divsion III National Championships in 2004 and 2005. In 33 years as a coach at the collegiate and high school level, Bennett had just one losing season. In 2011 CollegeInsider.com established the Jack Bennett Award, which will be presented annually to a non-Division I coach who best exemplifies winning with integrity.
Dave Calloway
(Former head coach, Monmouth University) 
Calloway spent 14 seasons as the head coach at Monmouth leading the program to three NCAA Tournaments in 2001, 2004 and 2006. In 2006 he led Monmouth to first-ever NCAA Tournament win, when the Hawks defeated Hampton in the play-in game.  Calloway played for Monmouth before starting his coaching career there as a graduate assistant in 1991. In 2001 he was named Northeast Conference Coach of the Year.
Tom Conrad
(Former, head coach, Charleston Southern)
A college basketball coach nearly 25 years, Conrad spent the past 8 seasons as a scout with the Orlando Magic. He led Charleston Southern to its first ever NCAA Tournament bid in 1997 and advanced to the conference semifinals or Big South Championship three times. He also coached at ETSU, UNC Asheville, St. Michaels College, Kentucky Wesleyan College (1981-83) his alma mater, Old Dominion.
Lefty Driesell
(Former head coach, University of Maryland) 
Driesell finished his coaching career with an impressive record of 786-394. He took four programs (Davidson, Georgia State, James Madison and Maryland) to the NCAA Tournament and is the only coach in history to win 100 games at four different schools. He is known as the inventor of Midnight Madness and was named the conference coach of the year in four different conferences.
Hugh Durham
(Former head coach, University of Georgia, Jacksonville) 
When Durham retired in 2005, he ranked 8th among active Division I coaches in career wins with 633 wins and was the 25th winningest Division I coach in history. He is the only coach in NCAA history to be the all-time winningest coach at three different Division I schools and is one of just 11 coaches to have led two different teams to the NCAA Final Four (Florida State and Georgia).
Pat Flannery
(Former head coach, Bucknell University)
Flannery led Bucknell to new heights. In 2004-05 the Bison finished the season with a 24-9 record, captured the Patriot League championship and defeated Kansas in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The following season Bucknell won a school-record 27 games and was ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in school history.
Antonio Gates
(Former All-American at Kent State)
Gates, an eight-time Pro Bowler, is one of the most highly decorated tight ends in NFL history. Named to the NFL's All-Decade Team (2000-09), Gates starred in basketball at Kent State (2001-03) where he was an honorable mention AP All-America as senior and led the Golden Flashes to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament and a school-best No. 12 finish in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. In 2003 the San Diego Chargers signed Gates as free agent.
Lou Henson
(Former head coach, University of Illinois, New Mexico State) 
Upon his retirement in 2005, Henson was the sixth all-time winningest coach in career wins with 775. Henson is the winningest coach in Illinois basketball history with 423 victories. During his 21 seasons (1975-1996), Henson led the Fighting Illini to 16 postseason appearances, including 12 NCAA tournaments and a Final Four appearance in 1989. Henson, who is also the all-time winningest coach in New Mexico State history with 289 victories, is one of only 11 coaches to take two different schools to the NCAA Final Four. His teams have made 19 NCAA appearances and four NIT appearances.
Arthur Hightower
(Former coach and NCAA Administrator) 
After time as an assistant coach at the University of Houston and the University of Maine, Arthur spent three years as Assistant Director of Professional Development with the NCAA. He is now entering his eighth season as the Director of Player Development with the San Diego Chargers. In 2007 Hightower received the NFL's Winston-Shell Award for commitment and dedication to developing unique and innovative ideas and solutions.
Brad Holland
(Former head coach, University of San Diego) 
In 13 seasons Holland compiled a record of 200-176. The two-time WCC Coach of the Year, Holland led the Toreros to the NCAA Tournament in 2003. The last player ever recruited by the legendary John Wooden Holland helped UCLA to four Pac-10 Championships. The 14th overall selection by the Los Angeles Lakers and a member of the 1980 NBA Championship team.
Vincent Jackson 
(Former All-American, Northern Colorado)
Jackson, who still holds numerous football records at the University of Northern Colorado, led the basketball team in scoring (13.6) in his junior season. As a sophomore he averaged 10.6 points per game. Jackson didn't play basketball in his final season at UNC to focus on a professional football career. Jackson was named to his third Pro Bowl in 2013, his first with Tampa Bay
Ben Jobe
(Former head coach, Southern University) 
In 12 years at Southern, Jobe compiled a 209-141 record, led the Jaguars to the NCAA tournament four times, went to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) once, won five Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, won 11 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships, and won two NAIA Tournament Championships.
Jim Kerwin
(Former head coach, Western Illinois University) 
The 1998-99 Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year led Western Illinois to three consecutive top-three regular-season finishes and three consecutive Mid-Continent Conference tournament title games (1995-97). Kerwin led Western Illinois to its first 20-win season in 12 years. He began his career as an assistant at the University of Oklahoma (1984-89), helping the Sooners to six NCAA Tournaments.
Kyle Macy
(Former head coach, Morehead State University) 
Macy coached Morehead State University for nine seasons, leading the program to its most wins (20) in 19 seasons in 2003. A three-time All-America selection, he became the first Kentucky player ever to be named consensus Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year.
Brian Mull
(National Sports Writer)
During the last 15 years, Brian has served as beat writer for a Division I college basketball program, columnist, analyst for radio broadcasts and been a regular contributor to several national publications, including the Blue Ribbon Yearbook and Lindy's. He writes college basketball content for NCAA.com, CollegeInsider.com, BlacktopTv.com and other web addresses.
Greg Newell
(Former Division I Player)
Greg played collegiately at Pepperdine University. Upon graduation went to work for the Los Angeles Lakers as the director of the team’s speaker’s bureau and served as a local scout for the franchise. Newell is currently the President/CEO of Left Coast Sports, a Southern California sports marketing company that specializes in organizing basketball related events and corporate product placement.  Greg is also the co-producer of Basketball Guru, a documentary on this life and times of his father, the legendary Pete Newell.
Vann Pettaway
(Former head coach, Alabama A&M)
During his 25-year career, Pettaway amassed a record of 453-279, leading the Bulldogs to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and eight conference championships. During his first 11 seasons, Pettaway led the Bulldogs to a 263-74 record, eight 20-win seasons, seven SIAC championships, six SIAC tournament championships, seven NCAA tournament appearances and four appearances in the Elite Eight, including three in a row from 1994-1996. He was named SIAC Coach of the Year four times.
Jim Phelan 
(Former head coach, Mount Saint Mary's University) 
Phelan coached for 49 seasons, all of them at Mount St. Mary's University, and became just the fourth coach in NCAA history to eclipse the 800-win plateau. During his career, his teams won 830 games. When he retired he was the all-time leader in games coached with 1,354 across all NCAA divisions.
Art Santo Domingo
(Former President of Cable Car Classic) 
Santo Domingo founded the Cable Car Classic in 1967 with Harry Jupiter. The Cable Car Classic is the longest running holiday tournament in the nation.
Dee Stokes
(Former head coach, East Carolina)
The former women's basketball coach (East Carolina, Winston-Salem State, & Southeastern), is now an ordained minister. Dee had the pleasure of coaching some very talented players during her 18 year career in coaching. Dee took ECU to within 6 points of a NCAA Tournament appearance in 1999, falling to eventual champion and 6th ranked Old Dominion University.
Rich Zvosec
(Former head coach, UMKC)
Rich enjoyed success wherever he coached. In 1991 he led Saint Francis to its first winning season since 1969. That same season he was named NEC Coach of the Year. He posted winning records in four of his six seasons at UMKC and was named Mid-Continent Coach of the Year in 2005. He left with the highest winning percentage in school history.
TOURNAMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The following will serve in a advisory capacity, helping consult on the organization and execution of the tournament.
Rick Boyages 
(Associate Commissioner, Big Ten Conference)
Boyages has been with the Big Ten since 2010. He is the Big Ten’s primary administrator and conference office liaison for men’s basketball and has primary oversight for the men’s basketball officiating program. Boyages was the head coach at William & Mary from 1997-2000. He also spent time as an assistant coach at Boston College and Ohio State.  A 1985 graduate of Bowdoin College, Boyages was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
Gary Stewart 
(Head Coach, Stevenson College and NABC board of directors)
Stewart, who owns the unique distinction of having served as a head coach at each NCAA level, has established himself as one of the nation’s best architects of collegiate basketball programs. In addition to his on-court success, He served on the NCAA Division I advisory Committee – west region and was a founding member of the NCAA Division I Ethics Coalition.  He currently is a member of the NABC Academic Committee, NABC Ethics Committee and the NABC All-Star.

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