From Belmont Sports Information
Nashville, Tn – Belmont women’s basketball head coach Cameron Newbauer has been invited to speak at the prestigious Nike Villa 7 Consortium in Portland, Ore., later this week.
The Villa 7 Consortium brings together university athletic directors and the country’s elite assistant coaches in an effort to prepare the next generation of college basketball leaders.
The Villa 7 began back in 2004 as a forum where athletic directors could share ideas and meet with the country’s elite assistant basketball coaches. Approximately 20 athletic directors and 30 carefully selected assistant coaches attended the first meeting in Las Vegas. Each group recognized the benefit of the forum, and expressed interest in developing a multi-day symposium.
Speakers at this year’s Consortium include SMU’s Larry Brown, Gonzaga’s Mark Few and VCU’s Shaka Smart. Newbauer will team with Elon’s Charlotte Smith speaking on a panel about being young head coaches.
Belmont’s Cameron Newbauer to speak at Nike Villa 7 Consortium (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)
This is Newbauer’s second time attending the Consortium. This week will be his first time speaking as a panelist at the prestigious event.
“It is an honor to be invited as part of the Nike Villa 7 Consortium as a speaker,” Newbauer said. “I attended the event as an assistant coach a couple of years ago and gained a tremendous amount of insight and knowledge in regards to becoming a head coach.
“I am looking forward to sharing my experience as a head coach this season and having the opportunity to learn from a number of successful coaches who will be in attendance.”
In his first year at the helm of the Belmont program, Newbauer helped the Bruins return to the postseason for the first time since 2007, earning a bid to the WNIT. He became the first BU coach to take a team into the postseason in his first season. BU finished second in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 10-6 mark and was tournament runner-up. Under his tutelage, Belmont saw two players earn postseason All-OVC honors (Jordyn Luffman, First Team, and Taylor Mills, All-Newcomer), a first for BU since joining the league two years ago.
Newbauer has signed three players for 2014 – Katelin Bundy (Lexington, Ky.), Sally McCabe (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) and Sierra Jones (Huntsville, Ala.).
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