Painter, Moren, Dunn & Sides plus six other D-I coaches featured in new Thursday-Friday format

(4-3-23) Purdue men’s coach Matt Painter, Indiana women’s coach Teri Moren, six other NCAA Division I coaches as well as Lin Dunn and Christie Sides of the Indiana Fever highlight the agenda for the 2023 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association annual clinic.

Painter, Moren and Coffman

Clemson’s Brad Brownell, Ball State’s Michael Lewis, Indiana State’s Josh Schertz, Purdue-Fort Wayne’s Jon Coffman, New Orleans’ Mark Slessinger and UW-Milwaukee women’s coach Kyle Rechlicz along with an IBCA Issues & Answers session that features IHSAA assistant commissioners Brian Lewis and Janie Ulmer are part of the two-day program.

Sessions begin at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, April 20 and run through 9:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, a new site for the gathering. Sessions resume at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21 and conclude about 6:30 p.m.

Cost to attend the clinic is $50 for current-year IBCA members and $100 for non-members. To register, go to, click on the “Clinic Registration” button near the top of the home page and then complete the form.

In addition to the featured speakers, video sessions from five of the six IBCA district coaches of the year will be made available in an online format. Boys’ coaches offering online videos are Aaron Wolfe of NorthWood, Don Carlisle of Ben Davis and J.B. Neill of Bloomfield. Girls’ coaches offering online videos are Zach Newby of Lapel and Jeff Allen of Bedford North Lawrence.

This year’s clinic has been changed to a Thursday evening-Friday format to avoid Saturday conflicts that have prevented coaches from attending the second day the past several years. The lineup also has been tweaked to offer more high-profile coaches across the agenda.

Featured Speakers (in order of appearance)

Teri Moren, Indiana University

Teri Moren recently completed her ninth season at Indiana University, guiding the Hoosiers to a program-best 28-4 record that included an undisputed Big Ten regular-season championship at 16-2, a No. 2 national ranking and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Moren has guided IU to a new level of success since taking over the program in August 2014. The team is 200-93 during her tenure, and she became the program’s all-time winningest coach during 2022-23. Her successes include eight consecutive 20-win seasons, five NCAA Tournament berths (would have been six if not for the COVID stoppage in 2020), an Elite Eight appearance in 2021, a Sweet 16 spot in 2022 and the championship of the 2018 Women’s NIT.

She was named 2023 Associated Press National Coach of the Year, 2023 Kay Yow Award winner, 2023 Big Ten Coach of the Year, a finalist for 2023 Naismith National Coach of the Year and recently was appointed an assistant coach for the 2023 USA Basketball Under-19 National Team. She previously was Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016 and assisted the USA Basketball Under-18 National Team in 2022. The Kay Yow Award is given to an NCAA Division I women’s head coach who embodies a winning spirit while displaying great character on and off the court.

Overall, Moren is 399-214 in 20 seasons as a head coach with previous stops at the University of Indianapolis (130-73 in seven seasons) and Indiana State University (69-57 in four seasons).

At UIndy, Moren’s teams went to three NCAA Division II Tournaments, won the Great Lakes Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles at 29-3 and 18-2 in 2002-03 and was named the 2003 WBCA Division II Region 4 Coach of the Year. At ISU, Moren guided the Sycamores to two WNIT appearances and a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season crown in 2013-14 at 20-12 overall and 14-4 in league play.

A native of Seymour, Ind., Moren helped the Owls to the 1987 IHSAA State Finals and was named a 1987 Indiana All-Star while playing for Hall of Fame coach Donna Sullivan. She went on to play at Purdue, where she was a four-year player and two-year starter, helping the Boilermakers claim its first Big Ten championship and three NCAA Tournament berths for coach Lin Dunn.

Moren began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Butler University from 1992-98. She then was an assistant coach at Northwestern University for two seasons before becoming the head coach at UIndy. Moren followed her seven-season run with the Greyhounds by serving at an assistant coach at Georgia Tech for three seasons before becoming a Division I head coach at Indiana State.

She moved to Bloomington in the fall of 2014, and after a 15-16 finish in her first season, Moren’s teams have produced success after success. The Hoosiers went 21-12 in 2015-16 and followed with 23-11, 23-14, 21-13, 24-8, 21-6 and 24-9 finishes prior to the record-setting 2022-23 season.

Her mantra as a coach is “graduate, win, serve.” With that in mind, she has seen her IU players earn 44 spots on Academic All-Big Ten Teams, including Academic All-Americans in Amanda Cahill (2018) and Ali Patberg (2021). She also has seen Mackenzie Holmes be named a 2023 consensus first-team All-American as well as Holmes, Tyra Buss, Patberg and Grace Berger collect All-American honorable mention accolades. Buss also was named MVP of the 2018 WNIT.

Moren was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Seymour Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017. She was a finalist for Naismith national Coach of the Year in 2023.

Lin Dunn/Christie Sides, Indiana Fever

Indiana Fever general manager Lin Dunn and new coach Christie Sides will give a joint presentation at the 2023 IBCA Clinic.

Dunn is in her second tenure and third position with the Fever, previously serving as an assistant coach from 2004-07 and as head coach from 2007-14. The Fever posted a combined regular-season and postseason record of 158-121 in her seven seasons as head coach, highlighted by a WNBA championship in 2012 and a WNBA runner-up finish in 2009.

Dunn worked as a University of Kentucky women’s basketball assistant from 2016-18 and a UK women’s basketball special assistant prior to rejoining the Fever in February 2022 as general manager.

A native of Dresden, Tenn., Dunn is a 1969 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin. She became a head coach in 1970, compiling a 447-257 record in 25 seasons at the college level. That included marks of 67-55 at Austin Peay (1970-76), 25-15 at Mississippi (1977-78), 149-119 at the University of Miami (1978-87) and 206-68 at Purdue (1987-96). Her teams earned, one Women’s NIT runner-up finish, seven NCAA Tournament appearances and a 1994 NCAA women’s Final Four berth, all coming while she was at Purdue.

Dunn followed by coaching the Portland Power of the women’s professional American Basketball League from 1996-98, guiding the team to an overall 43-32 record in 2.5 seasons (the league shut down in the middle of the 1998-99 season) after being named the 1998 ABL Coach of the Year. Dunn was the inaugural coach of the WNBA expansion Seattle Storm from 2000-02, posting a 33-65 ledger in three seasons, before joining the Fever as an assistant coach in 2004.

Dunn served as an assistant coach for the USA Women’s National Team that won a gold medal in the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Malaysia, and she was the head coach for the USA Team that captured a bronze medal in the 1995 FIBA Jones Cup in Taiwan. She also was a program assistant for the USA Women’s National Team that won a gold medal in the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, and she served as president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in 1984-85.

Dunn was inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. She also has been inducted into athletic Halls of Fame at Austin Peay and the University of Miami.

Sides was hired in November 2022 to be the ninth coach in Fever history.

A native of Baton Rouge, La., Sides has 20 seasons as a college and professional coach after a standout playing career at Central Private (La.) High School, the University of Mississippi and Louisiana Tech University.

Sides began her coaching career from 2000-02 as an assistant coach at Ruston (La.) High School. She then served as an assistant at Louisiana Tech from 2002-04 and LSU from 2004-07, helping the Tigers reach NCAA women’s Final Fours in 2005, 2006 and 2007 while working for Pokey Chatman.

Sides continued to work with Chatman from 2007-13 with the Spartak Moscow pro team, with the Slovakian Women’s National Team and with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky from 2011-16. Sides was a Northwestern University assistant coach in 2016-17. She then rejoined Chatman in the WNBA as an assistant with the Fever in 2018 and 2019. Sides was an assistant coach at Louisiana-Monroe from 2019-21 and was an assistant with the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream in 2022.

As a player, Sides was the 1995 Louisana Gatorade Player of the Year after scoring a school-record 3,375 career points at Central Private High School in Baker, La. She then went on to Mississippi, where she helped the Rebels to a 34-22 record over two seasons under coach Van Chancellor. Sides moved to Louisiana Tech, sitting out the 1997-98 season as a transfer. She concluded her playing career by helping the Lady Techsters amass a 61-6 record in two seasons under coach Leon Barmore, including a berth in the 1999 NCAA women’s Final Four. She still holds the Louisiana Tech record for career 3-point accuracy at 44.8 percent.

Sides earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Louisiana Tech in 2000.

Matt Painter, Purdue University

Matt Painter recently completed his 18th season as the Purdue men’s basketball coach, guiding the Boilermakers to a 29-6 record that included Big Ten regular season and tournament championships as well as an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Those successes have seen Painter named 2023 District V Coach of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and a finalist for 2023 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, which honors a coach who achieves success on the court and displays integrity off the court.

During his time in charge in West Lafayette, Purdue is 413-198 with 14 NCAA Tournament berths, six Sweet 16 appearances, four Big Ten regular season and two Big Ten Tournament titles. His record in Big Ten games is 209-130, and his overall ledger as a head coach – including one 25-5 season at Southern Illinois – is 438-203.

He has guided 10 players to 14 spots on All-America teams. They include Robbie Hummel (2010, 2012), E’Twaun Moore (2010, 2011), JaJuan Johnson (2011), A.J. Hammons (2016), Caleb Swanigan (2017), Carsen Edwards (2018, 2019), Isaac Haas (2018), Trevion Williams (2021), Jaden Ivey (2022) and Zach Edey (2022, 2023) with Johnson (2011), Swanigan (2017) and Edey (2023) as consensus first-team choices.

Painter also has had nine players be selected in the NBA Draft – Carl Landry (2007 second round to Seattle), Johnson (2011 first to Boston), Moore (2011 second to Boston), Hummel (2012 second to Minnesota), Hammons (2016 second to Dallas), Swanigan (2017 first to Portland), Vince Edwards (2018 second to Houston), Carsen Edwards (2019 second to Boston) and Ivey (2022 first to Detroit).

He has seen 39 players earn a combined 73 Academic All-Big Ten awards and two players (Moore and Swanigan) earn second-team Academic All-America honors. Also, Hummel won the 2012 Senior CLASS Award and Sasha Stefanovic was finalist for the Senior Class Award in 2022.

A career highlight was Painter being named 2019 NABC National Coach of the Year. He has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year four times (2008, 2010, 2011, 2019); Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year once (2004), an NABC district coach of the year four times (2008, 2010, 2011, 2019), a USBWA district coach of the year seven times (2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2019, 2023), a finalist for the Jim Phelan Coach of the Year five times (2008, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2023), a finalist for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award three times (2008, 2017, 2023), a finalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year twice (2008, 2023) and a finalist for the Henry Iba Coach of the Year twice (2008, 2009).

Painter received an international gold medal in 2009 as an assistant coach for the USA Basketball Under-19 National Team. He also was head coach for Team USA in the 2011 World University Games and has served on a USA Basketball Committee to select the U18 and U19 National Teams the past nine years.

Painter stands second on Purdue’s all-time wins list (413) between legendary mentors, Gene Keady (512) and Ward “Piggy” Lambert (371), both of whom have been inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. His Boilermakers have averaged just shy of 23 victories per season, including at least 25 wins in 10 of those seasons. His tenure has seen Purdue basketball restore its status among the upper echelon of college basketball programs.

A 1989 Indiana All-Star player from Delta High School in Muncie, Painter played for four seasons under Keady at Purdue, helping the Boilermakers to three NCAA Tournament berths and an NIT appearance. He amassed 276 assists during his career, a figure that still ranks in the top 25 on the program’s career list. He was team captain as a senior in 1992-93 and earned honorable mention all-Big Ten accolades that season.

Painter wasted no time in beginning his journey through the college coaching ranks, helping guide Washington & Jefferson College (Pa.) to a 22-3 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Elite Eight in 1993-94. He was an assistant in 1994-95 at Barton College (N.C.), then became an assistant for three seasons at Eastern Illinois.

In 1998, Painter reunited with former longtime Purdue assistant Bruce Weber at Southern Illinois, where he spent five seasons as the latter’s top assistant. Painter was introduced to the head coaching ranks at SIU in 2003-04, succeeding Weber with the Salukis and guiding them to a 25-5 record, earning an NCAA Tournament berth and being named Missouri Valley Coach of the Year.

Painter returned to Purdue in 2004-05 as associate head coach, part of a planned transition to succeed Keady. He officially became the program’s head coach on April 1, 2005, and quickly embarked on rebuilding the Boilermakers into a high-level program.

Painter is married to Sherri, and he has three children – Maggie, Brayden and Wyatt.

Michael Lewis, Ball State University

Michael Lewis recently completed his first season as the head coach of Ball State men’s basketball, leading the Cardinals to a 20-12 season that included an 11-7 finish in the Mid-American Conference.

That was a 5½-game improvement from the 2021-22 Cardinals, who completed their season with a 14-17 ledger. Lewis’s first BSU squad featured four players who received conference recognition – Jarron Coleman and Payton Sparks each was named second-team all-MAC, Jaylin Sellers was chosen third-team all-MAC and Demarius Jacobs was selected to the MAC all-defensive team.

Lewis was hired as the Ball State coach on March 25, 2022, after working the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA. There he helped the Bruins to a 68-29 record and two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the 2021 NCAA Final Four.

Prior to working at UCLA, Lewis was a graduate assistant for two seasons at Texas Tech (2002-04) and served as an assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin (2004-05), Eastern Illinois (2005-11), Butler (2011-16) and Nebraska (2016-19). While at EIU, he was named an Ohio Valley Conference “Top Five assistant” in 2010. At Butler, he helped the Bulldogs to a 108-63 record with four postseason appearances (three NCAA, one College Basketball Invitational). At Nebraska, he helped the Cornhuskers to a 53-47 mark and two NIT berths.

A graduate of Jasper High School, Lewis was a 1996 Indiana All-Star and the 1996 Gatorade/Indiana Player of the Year. During high school, he helped the Wildcats to two sectional titles, one regional crown and still holds the school’s career scoring record with 2,138 points.

He went on to play for Bob Knight at Indiana University, serving as a team captain and earning third-team all-Big Ten accolades as a senior. He shares an IU record with 15 assists in a game and completed his career with 545 assists (still second on the IU all-time list). Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree from IU in sports management in 2000, then played professional basketball for two seasons before starting as a graduate assistant for Knight at Texas Tech.

Lewis and his wife, Nichole, have two daughters – Avery and Emma.

Kyle Rechlicz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kyle Rechlicz recently completed her 11th season at the helm of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s basketball program, guiding the Panthers to a 165-173 record that includes a 105-95 mark in Horizon League games and three 20-win campaigns over the past seven seasons.

Rechlicz was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2016, and Milwaukee has made four postseason appearances during her time on the sideline – in the Women’s NIT appearances in 2016, 2018 and 2021 as well as a spot in the Women’s Basketball Invitational in 2017.

A graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis, the former Kyle Black set numerous school records while playing for coaches Chuck Boehlke and Alan Vickrey, was a 1998 Indiana All-Star and has been named a member of the 2023 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s Silver Anniversary Team.

She matriculated to the University of Wisconsin, where she helped the Badgers to two NCAA Tournament berths and two WNIT appearances, led the Big Ten in 3-point accuracy as a senior, set a UW record with seven 3-pointers in a game and twice earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades.

Rechlicz began her coaching career as a student assistant at Wisconsin in 2002-03. She followed by serving as an assistant coach at Cleveland State (2003-07), the University of Dayton (2007-11) and Wisconsin (2011-12) before being named the UW-Milwaukee head coach in the spring of 2012.

With the Panthers, Rechlicz’s highlights include a 19-13 record with a Horizon League runner-up finish in 2015-16, a 22-12 record in 2016-17, a 21-12 ledger in 2017-18 and a 20-8 slate with an HL co-championship in 2020-21.

Rechlicz has a daughter, Payton, who will be a freshman on the Milwaukee team in 2023-24.

Jon Coffman, Purdue-Fort Wayne

Jon Coffman recently completed his ninth season as coach at Purdue-Fort Wayne, where his Mastodons have gone 156-129 – including 17-15 mark in 2022-23 – with two regular-season conference championships and five postseason berths.

His teams have compiled three 20-win seasons, headlined by a 24-10 mark in 2015-16 that included an NIT appearance and a Summit League title at 12-4. Other highlights came in 2021-22, when the Mastodons went 21-12, earned the Horizon League crown at 15-6 and claimed a spot in the College Basketball Invitational.

Purdue-Fort Wayne also went 20-13 in 2016-17, collecting its second of three Tournament bids. It also played in the CIT in 2015 and 2018. In conference play, Coffman’s teams are 81-74 (51-43 in six Summit League seasons and 30-31 in three Horizon League seasons). He was named a conference Coach of the Year in 2016 by the Summit League and 2022 by the Horizon League.

Coffman was promoted to head coach at Fort Wayne after serving as an assistant coach from 2011-14 for former coach Tony Jasick. During those three seasons, the Mastodons went a combined 52-47, including a 25-11 mark in 2013-14 for the program’s first NCAA Division I 20-win season and its first Division I postseason berth in the CIT.

He previously worked as an assistant coach at Emory & Henry College in Virginia (1998-2000), the College of Charleston in South Carolina (2000-01), Stetson University (2001-09) in Florida and Colgate University in New York (2009-11). The College of Charleston went 22-7 in his one season with the Cougars. Stetson went 92-192 in his eight seasons with the Hatters. And Colgate went 17-42 in his two seasons with the Raiders.

Coffman played high school basketball in Atlanta, where he helped Marist School to a 26-2 record and Georgia Elite Eight finish as a senior in 1991-92. He then attended Washington & Lee University in Virginia, earning bachelor’s degrees in both economics and environmental science. He was a three-year starter in basketball for the Generals, serving as team captain as a senior in 1995-96. He set three single-game school records during his junior season – 18 free throws made and 22 free throws attempted in one game as well as seven 3-pointers in another.

After college, Coffman worked in finance for two years before joining the coaching fraternity.

Coffman and his wife, Tracy, have two children – Thomas and Lucy.

Josh Schertz, Indiana State University

Josh Schertz recently completed his second season as the men’s basketball coach at Indiana State University, guiding the Sycamores to a 23-13 record that includes a 13-7 mark in the Missouri Valley Conference, a semifinal appearance in the MVC Tournament and a quarterfinal spot in the 16-team College Basketball Invitational.

The postseason appearance was the program’s first since 2014 and just the 11th overall since the Indiana State became an NCAA Division I program in 1971-72. The Sycamores earned spots in the NCAA Tournament four times (1979, 2000, 2001, 2011), the NIT four times (1977, 1978, 2013, 2014), the CBI now twice (2010, 2023) and the Touranament once (2012).

Schertz is a finalist for 2023 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, which honors a coach who achieves success on the court and displays integrity off the court.
Schertz now has an overall ledger of 34-33 and a league slate of 17-21 at ISU with multiple MVC honorees in those seasons. In 2021-22, Cooper Neese was selected third-team all-MVC and Cameron Henry was chosen to the MVC all-newcomer team. In 2022-23, Courvoisier McCauley was named second-team all-MVC, to the MVC all-newcomer team and MVC Newcomer of the Year. In addition, Henry was named third-team all-MVC, Robbie Avila was chosen to the MVC all-freshman team and Julian Larry was selected to the all-defensive team.

In 15 seasons as a college head coach, Schertz’s record is 371-102.

Schertz was hired as ISU’s 26th head coach on March 17, 2021, after an impressive tenure at Lincoln Memorial University, an NCAA Division II program in Harrogate, Tenn. In 13 seasons there, he led the Railsplitters to a 337-69 overall record and a 214-39 slate in the South Atlantic Conference. His teams captured 14 regular-season or conference tournament titles, won three Southeast Region crowns, posted 11 consecutive 20-win seasons, totaled five seasons with 30 or more victories and made 10 NCAA Division II national tournament appearances.

At LMU, Schertz was a record seven-time Coach of the Year and a four-time NCAA Division II national Coach of the Year as his teams produced nine All-Americans, 17 professional players, five conference Players of the Year and 45 all-conference players. And his teams achieved all this in a program that had won a combined 39 games in the five seasons prior to his arrival.

Schertz was an assistant coach for 10 seasons at four schools prior to becoming the Lincoln Memorial head coach. He started his career in 1998-99 as a student assistant at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Rotan, Fla. He then was an assistant coach from 1999-2001 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, helping the Fighting Knights to a 37-18 record. He became associate head coach for 2001-03 at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., where the Royals posted a 49-14 ledger and reached the NCAA Division II final four in 2003.

That success led to a move to High Point University in North Carolina, where Schertz helped the Panthers to an 87-66 record from 2003-08 while setting school bests for single-season wins, conference wins, road wins and highest RPI in a season during his time with the NCAA Division I program. He then landed his first head coaching opportunity in 2008 at LMU, building a national-level Division II program at the Tennessee school.

Schertz is a Brooklyn native who spent much of his youth in Long Island before moving to Florida to pursue tennis when he was 12. He is a graduate of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton and didn’t play scholastic basketball until landing a spot on the team at County College of Morris, a junior college in Randolph, N.J. He played as a sophomore at Webber College (now Webber International University) in Babson Park, Fla., then as a junior at Piedmont College in North Carolina.

He was set to return to Piedmont as a senior but ended up working a Wake Forest summer basketball camp. There he met Kevin Billerman, then the head coach at Florida Atlantic. Through that interaction, Schertz “retired” as a player and began his coaching career as a student assistant in the FAU program for in 1998-99.

Schertz earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic in 2000, then added a master’s degree in education from Lynn University in 2001.

He and his wife, Natalia, are parents to two sons – Jordan, 26, and Jaden, 20.

Mark Slessinger, University of New Orleans

Mark Slessinger recently completed his 12th season as men’s basketball coach at the University of New Orleans, where he has guided the Privateers to 161-199 overall record, an 86-89 mark in Southland Conference games and four postseason tournaments.

Those totals include a 12-20 ledger and 7-11 Southland slate in 2022-23, a season in which Jordan Johnson was named second-team all-conference. Slessinger is UNO’s all-time winningest coach and the program’s longest tenured coach. He has an overall record of 196-224 in 14 seasons as a head coach, including a 36-25 mark in two seasons as head coach at Northland Pioneer College in Arizona.

Slessinger’s best season at New Orleans came in 2016-17 when the Privateers went 20-12 overall, 13-5 in league play and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Other notable efforts came in 2018-19 (19-14 overall, 12-6 in the conference, Tournament) and 2021-22 (18-14 overall, 10-4 in the conference, The Basketball Classic). His 2017-18 squad was chosen for the College Basketball Invitational.

Slessinger began his coaching career in 1995-96 as a student assistant at Aurora University, an NCAA Division III program in Aurora, Ill. He was an assistant coach in 1996-97 at Central Michigan University, moved to Northland Pioneer College as an assistant in 1997-98 and served as the Golden Eagles’ head coach from 1998-2000.

He followed by working as an assistant coach at Northwestern State University in Louisiana from 2000-11, helping the Demons post a 167-175 record in an 11-season tenure that included three Southland Conference titles, two NCAA Tournament berths and “signature victories” over Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, Oregon State and Iowa.

Slessinger was named head coach at New Orleans on June 28, 2011. During his 12 seasons there, he has seen 97 percent of his players graduate and has had more than 20 players go on to play professional basketball.

A 1992 graduate of Edgewood High School in Bloomington, Ind., Slessinger was a two-year varsity player who helped the Mustangs to records of 14-7 as a junior and 15-6 as a senior. He went on to play at Aurora University, earning the program’s Richard Rickey Award in 1995, an honor presented annually to a male athlete who demonstrates outstanding character development.

He graduated from Aurora University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Slessinger and his wife, Toni, are parents to three children — Nola, Holden and Beaux.

Brad Brownell, Clemson University

Brad Brownell recently completed his 13th season as the men’s basketball coach at Clemson University, guiding the Tigers to a 23-11 record that included a 14-6 finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference and a spot in the 2023 National Invitation Tournament. He also was named a finalist for the 2023 Jim Phelan Coach of the Year Award.

Brownell has an overall record of 408-262 with six NCAA Tournament appearances in 21 seasons as a head coach. That includes an 83-40 mark with two NCAA berths in four seasons at UNC-Wilmington, an 84-45 ledger with one NCAA appearance in four seasons at Wright State and three NCAA berths during his time at Clemson that began on April 23, 2010.

Clemson has posted five 20-win seasons during his tenure, highlighted a program-best 25-10 mark in 2017-18. It also went 23-11 in 2022-23, 23-13 in 2013-14, 22-12 in 2010-11, 20-14 in 2018-19. The Tigers earned NCAA Tournament berths in 2011, 2018 (reaching the Sweet 16) and 2021. They played in the NIT in 2014, 2017, 2019 and this year. His 117-117 record in ACC games is a program best.

Brownell, the winningest coach in Clemson program history, began his coaching career in 1991-92 as a graduate assistant to Jim Crews at the University of Evansville in a 24-6 season. Brownell was an assistant coach for Royce Waltman at the University of Indianapolis the next two seasons, the Greyhounds posting a combined 30-24 ledger. Brownell then moved to UNC-Wilmington, serving as an assistant coach for eight seasons as the Seahawks went 136-103 overall, 91-47 in the Colonial Athletic Association and earned four postseason berths.

He was promoted to head coach at UNC-Wilmington in 2002, guiding the squad to an 83-40 overall mark in four seasons. That included a 52-20 slate in CAA games and to two NCAA Tournament appearances (2003, 2006). His 2005-06 team posted a school-record 25 victories, and he was named CAA Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2006 as well as Fox Sports Mid-Major Coach of the Year in 2006.

Brownell moved to Wright State in 2006, directing the Raiders to an 84-45 aggregate with four 20-win seasons – 23-10, 21-10, 20-13 and 20-12 – and a 49-21 ledger in the Horizon League. His first WSU team set a school Division I record with 23 victories and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. He was named the NABC District 10 Coach of the Year and a finalist for Hugh Durham Coach of the Year as the top mid-major coach in 2007. He also was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2008.

A 1987 graduate of Evansville Harrison High School, Brownell helped the Warriors to an 18-5 season as a senior while playing with then-sophomore Calbert Cheaney. Brownell matriculated to DePauw University, earning three letters while playing for Waltman and helping the Tigers to an NCAA Division III national runner-up finish as a junior in 1990. He was a key player in college, shooting 78.2 percent on free throws for his career (151 of 193) in a DePauw program that went 79-31 during his four seasons. He still ranks seventh in career assists (332) and 15th in career steals (102) on the DePauw’s all-time lists.

Brownell earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 at DePauw and a master’s degree in 1994 at UIndy.

He and his wife, Paula, have two adult daughters – Abby and Kate.


2023 IBCA Clinic itinerary
Mt. Vernon High School (8112 N. 200 W., Fortville, IN 46040)

Thursday, April 20, 2023
5:00 p.m. Registration Opens
5:50-5:55 p.m. Opening Remarks: IBCA president Craig Teagle, Huntington North High School
6:00-6:55 p.m. Teri Moren, Indiana University
7:00-7:50 p.m. Lin Dunn and Christie Sides, Indiana Fever
7:55-8:10 p.m. Awards Program #1
>> Virgil Sweet Awards
>> Roy Gardner Award
>> Mildred Ball Award
>> Administrator of the Year Awards
8:15-9:10 p.m. Matt Painter, Purdue University
9:30-11:30 p.m. IBCA Social (at Twin Peaks, Castleton)

Friday, April 21, 2023
10:00 a.m. Registration opens
10:30-10:55 a.m. Issues & Answers: IHSAA assistant commissioners Brian Lewis and Janie Ulmer;
also, IBCA directors Marty Johnson and Tom Beach
11:00-11:50 a.m. Michael Lewis, Ball State University
11:55 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Kyle Rechlicz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
12:50-1:05 p.m. Vendor Break (pick up ticket for Door Prize drawing)
1:10-2:00 p.m. Jon Coffman, Purdue-Fort Wayne
2:05-2:15 p.m. Door Prize drawings #1
2:20-2:30 p.m. Awards Program #2
>> State Champion and State Runner-up Coaches
>> PGC Transformational Coach Awards
>> IBCA Assistant Coaches of the Year
2:35-3:25 p.m. Josh Schertz, Indiana State University
3:30-3:45 p.m. Jordan Green, Ballogy presentation
3:45-4:00 p.m. Bruce Heldt, Shoot-A-Way presentation
4:00-4:10 p.m. Vendor Break (pick up ticket for Door Prize drawing)
4:15-5:05 p.m. Mark Slessinger, University of New Orleans
5:10-5:20 p.m. Awards Program #3
>> IBCA District Coach of the Year Awards
>> IBCA Century Awards
5:25-6:15 p.m. Brad Brownell, Clemson University
6:15-6:30 p.m. Door Prize drawings #2; clinic concludes