By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
The duo of Marvin Menzies (Head Coach, University of Missouri) and Ricky John (Coach, Iona University) stormed Nigeria at the weekend for a training programme for Nigerian basketball coaches. The training will hold at the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, Lagos on the 12 and 13 of September.
The training is facilitated by M2 Academy and Olumide Oyedeji Youth Foundation will hold daily from 9am to 3pm daily. Interested coaches can register for free to get refreshed with the latest trends in basketball.
Olumide Oyedeji who is the South West representative of the Nigeria Basketball Federation said the training was necessary to impact the next generation of coaches and athletes.
“Good coaches produce good athletes. The quality of knowledge will reflect how the players under their watch will understand the basic skills needed to excel. So, we thought bringing seasoned coaches from the cradle of basketball is the best way to go”.
Menzies won three Western Athletics Conference regular season championships in 2008, 2015, and 2016 while he has won the Western Athletics Conference Tournament five times. John for the past four seasons has been part of three consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament championships won by Iona Gaels as well as stunts with the Monroe women’s basketball team.