SPASH basketball coaches clinic will feature Bennetts, Andersons
“The A’s and B’s of Coaching Basketball,” a basketball coaches clinic featuring brothers Dick Bennett and Jack Bennett, and father and son Tim Anderson and Scott Anderson, will be held at the Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) Fieldhouse Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 9:15 p.m.
“On Oct. 10, we are extremely fortunate to have three of our state’s true coaching legends on hand to speak about what made their teams so ultra-successful,” said SPASH boys basketball head coach Scott Anderson,of his father and Dick and Jack Bennett. “They will share their unique perspectives on coaching and what some of the key components were that helped them achieve at such a high level.
“These coaching giants certainly stood the test of time and their core beliefs and philosophies helped build great men of character, as well as great basketball teams,” he said.
Preregistration cost for the camp is $40 for one coach, $75 for two coaches, and $125 for a coaching staff (boys and girls combined), and is due by Monday, Oct. 2. Cost at the door is $50 per coach.
Dick Bennett was the head coach at Eau Claire Memorial High School and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), before he served as the head coach at NCAA Division 1 schools UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison and Washington State University. During his Hall of Fame career, he coached the 1984 Pointers’ team, led by Terry Porter to the NAIA National Championship Game, and guided the Badgers to the 2000 Final Four, which was Wisconsin’s first trip in over 50 years.
Jack Bennett won multiple conference championships at the college and high school level over the course of his Hall of Fame career, which included head coaching stops at Wisconsin Rapids, Marinette, Park Falls and Rhinelander high schools, as an assistant coach at UW-Eau Claire, and as the head coach at UWSP. He concluded his coaching career by leading the Pointers to back-to-back NCAA Division III National Championships in 2004 and 2005.
During a 40-year, Hall of Fame run as the head coach at Auburndale High School, Tim Anderson guided the boys basketball team to two State Titles, two State Runner-up finishes, eight State Tournament appearances and multiple Conference Titles. He currently ranks fourth all-time in wins among high school head coaches in Wisconsin history with 607.
Scott Anderson served as the head coach at Green Bay West and Neenah high schools, and as an assistant coach at UWSP, before he took over as the head coach at SPASH in 2009. He has guided the Panthers to a 124-10 record over the last five years, while the team won WIAA Division 1 State Titles in each of the last three seasons.
Checks are to be made payable to SPASH Boys Basketball and mailed to Scott Anderson-SPASH, 1201 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
“I personally have taken so much from all of them through the years, as they have been tremendous examples on how to navigate long careers with the highest level of success, while doing it the right way,” said Scott Anderson. “We sincerely hope you can join us for a special night of basketball.”