TopConnect, NJCAA Partner on Virtual Seminar; Participants Announced

The NJCAA and TopConnect have announced a mutual partnership, presenting the inaugural TopConnect NJCAA Virtual Symposium. The initial event is set for October 8-9.
TopConnect (formerly Villa 7) originated in 2003 by then VCU Athletic Director Dr. Richard Sander, identifies the top basketball assistant coaches in the country, and connects them with mid-major Athletic Directors providing tremendous networking opportunities for both parties. Following the recent success of TopConnect Basketball 2020, Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO, and Dr. Richard Sander began to develop a program for the head men’s and women’s basketball coaches of the NJCAA.
TopConnect develops programming that allows top coaches to hear from a wide variety of successful leaders. Prominent head coaches, panels of mid-major Athletic Directors, major media and sports influencers, the inner circle of college basketball, and extremely successful business leaders who share their leadership experiences. The three-word mantra of “Connect. Prepare. Lead.” identifies the purpose of TopConnect.
Since the inception of Villa 7 (now TopConnect), the program has produced numerous Division I head coaches including Anthony Grant (Dayton), Buzz Williams (Texas A&M), Shaka Smart (Texas), Steve Forbes (Wake Forest), and recently Greg Gary (Mercer), Brett Nelson (Holy Cross) and Bryan Mullins (Southern Illinois).

Coaches invited to participate in the event are:

BillyBegleyHead Men’s Basketball CoachEast Mississippi Community College
BryanBenderHead Men’s Basketball CoachSouthwest Mississippi CC
RecoDawsonHead Men’s Basketball CoachCentral Georgia Technical College
ColeDeweyHead Men’s Basketball CoachGarden City CC
JosephEatmonHead Men’s Basketball CoachShelton State Community College
KyleFisherHead Men’s Basketball CoachButler Community College
YusefFitzgeraldHead Men’s Basketball CoachHinds Community College
ToddFranklinHead Men’s Basketball CoachVincennes
ShaunGuttingHead Men’s Basketball CoachCasper College
RyleeHernandezHead Men’s Basketball CoachWilliston State College
BenHicksHead Men’s Basketball CoachChattahoochee Valley C.C.
BrianHoberechtHead Men’s Basketball CoachKilgore College
BradHoytHead Men’s Basketball CoachJohn Wood Community College
DrewKellyHead Men’s Basketball CoachHarcum College
ArthurLathamHead Men’s Basketball CoachMotlow St. College
MartinMcCannHead Men’s Basketball CoachDaytona State College
ScottMonarchHead Men’s Basketball CoachGrayson College
BillMoroscoHead Men’s Basketball CoachIndependence Community College
KevinOConnorHead Men’s Basketball CoachMurray State College
HankPlonaHead Men’s Basketball CoachIndian Hills Community College
TimSandquistHead Men’s Basketball CoachKirkwood Community College
JasonSautterHead Men’s Basketball CoachSeward County
ScottSchumacherHead Men’s Basketball CoachBlinn College
ZachSettembreHead Men’s Basketball CoachTallahassee Community College
WalterShawHead Men’s Basketball CoachBrunswick Community College
JeremyShulmanHead Men’s Basketball CoachEastern Florida State College
KyleSmithpetersHead Men’s Basketball CoachJohn A. Logan College
SteveSozaHead Men’s Basketball CoachWestern Wyoming Community College
ChadVan RiessenHead Men’s Basketball CoachIowa Western Community College
NicholasWadeHead Men’s Basketball CoachAngelina College
JakeWilliamsHead Men’s Basketball CoachDodge City Community College
MJBakerHead Women’s Basketball CoachEastern Florida State College
AlexFurrHead Women’s Basketball CoachPanola College
HanaHadenHead Women’s Basketball CoachMoberly Area Community College
TaylorHarrisHead Women’s Basketball CoachMiles Community College
MatthewHuddlestonHead Women’s Basketball CoachTallahassee Community College
AshleyMcGeeHead Women’s Basketball CoachJefferson College
CaylaPetreeHead Women’s Basketball CoachGulf Coast State College
KarrieRedekerHead Women’s Basketball CoachIllinois Central College
JeremyThompsonHead Women’s Basketball CoachMonroe College Bronx
MadonnaThompsonHead Women’s Basketball CoachShelton State Community College
SharonThompsonHead Women’s Basketball CoachEast Mississippi Community College

TopConnect works in conjunction with East Tennessee State University’s Doctoral Program in Global Sport Leadership and is a subsidiary of Connected Media, LLC.
For further information visit the TopConnect NJCAA website: TopConnect NJCAA Virtual Seminar Home

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