TWU MEN'S BASKETBALL (ANNOUNCEMENT)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
COACHING CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEGENDARY COACH FRANK ALLOCCO TO RUN COACHING SESSIONS AT TWU
LANGLEY, British Columbia - Trinity Western University men's basketball program and head coach Scott Allen are pleased to announce that coaching legend Frank Allocco will be at Trinity Western University this Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 to run a coaching clinic for local high-school and elementary school coaches.
"Coach Allocco is a highly motivated and gifted teacher of basketball. He has the ability to take a moderately athletic team and turn them into a national contender year after year," commented TWU men's basketball head coach Scott Allen. "His style of coaching is different in a sense he doesn't follow trends but teaches , teaches and re-teaches how to read your defender - we are very excited about an opportunity to learn form one of the best clinicians in the world."
In 11 years as head coach at nationally-prominent De La Salle High School in Concord, Calf. Allocco has captured two state championships and 11 league titles, losing a total of only three games in league play. Under his tenure, De La Salle has become one of the elite high school programs in the United States. Before arriving at De La Salle in 1997, Allocco won his first state championship at Northgate High School in Concord, and he is the only coach in California history to win a state championship at two different schools. In 17 years he has accumulated an 88% (470-66) overall career winning percentage, which is the third best all-time trailing only Oak Hill Academy's Stephen A. Smith at 94% (684-40) and Montrose Christian (MD) HS Stu Vetter at 89% (746-92).
The clinic will be held at Trinity Western University's main campus at 7600 Glover Road in Langley, B.C.
High-school and elementary school coaches who wish to attend should contact TWU head coach Scott Allen at Scott.Allen@twu.caor call 604.513.2124.
The clinic will run Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tentative schedule for the two day session is as follows:
Friday, September 12
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Post defense and offense.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Your offense and your philosophy on why you do what you do.
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Defensive principles
8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.: Offense vs Box and one and Triangle and two.
Saturday, September 13
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Press Break
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Best three inbounds plays. Baseline, sideline vs man and zone.
11 a.m. to 12 a.m.: Scrimmage using new offensive sets.
12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.: Lunch.
12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Goal setting and living life with integrity
1 p.m. to approx. 2:30 p.m. Zone offense vs 1-3-1 3-2 and 2-3 and match up
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Teaching during scrimmage - Princeton style offense.
Coach Frank Allocco, Sr.
Frank Allocco was born and raised in New Providence, New Jersey. He attended New Providence High School where he was All State in three sports, football, basketball and baseball. He was also honored as the Scholar Athlete for the class of 1971.
Upon graduation from high school, he attended the University of Notre Dame where he participated on the Varsity football and basketball teams. He was a three year letterman in football as a quarterback and was set to be the starting quarterback in his senior year until a separated shoulder curtailed his playing time.
Frank moved to California in 1976, and traveled 15 Western States as the Regional Manager for Barnell Loft Publications. He became involved in youth athletics as a coach in the Saint Agnes CYO program and served as the Athletic Director for St. Agnes for over ten years. He is currently the Vice President of the East Diablo CYO program.
In 1981, he founded the popular Excel in Basketball summer camp which serves as a teaching camp for basketball skills and provides a motivational base for the thousands of youngsters in California and in New Jersey that attend his camp each year.
He has been a featured motivational speaker at corporate sales meetings, business groups and organizations, basketball clinics and camps. His message "The Winning Edge" has been embraced by the thousands of people who have heard his inspirational lectures. In 2002, he was the lead clinician at the Nike All Asia Basketball Clinic in Beijing, China.
Mr. Allocco became the Head Basketball Coach at Northgate High School in 1991. Prior to his arrival, Northgate had just 1 winning season in their previous 10 years. In his six year tenure, the Broncos compiled a 167-28 won-lost record. They were the California State Champions in 1995 and were the State Runner-up in 1996. He was named East Bay Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1996.
In May of 1997 he was named as the Head Basketball Coach at De La Salle High School in Concord. In eleven years there his teams have won 11 league championships, 7 Section Championships, 3 Regional Championships, and 2 State Championships. They have been to the Final Four of the state seven of the past ten years. Coach Allocco was named the National Coach of the year in 2000. In January of 2004, Coach Allocco was recognized as the California Interscholastic Federation North Coast Section Honor Coach for 2003-04. In 2005-06 he was named East Bay Coach of the Year and was the Head Coach at the Michael Jordan All American game at Madison Square Garden. Coach Allocco is the only coach in California State History to win a State Championship at 2 different schools and is third All-Time in Winning Percentage.
Career Record: 470-66 88%
Northgate High School Career Record 167-28, League Record: 65-3
1991-92 22-8 2nd in League, Section Quarterfinalist
1992-93 29-4 League Champion 18-0, Section Finalist, Nor Cal Final Four
1993-94 25-5 2nd in League, Section Semifinalist
1994-95 34-2 League Champion 10-0, Nor Cal Champions, State Champions, Final Four of State, East Bay Coach of the Year
1995-96 31-4 League Champion 10-0, Section Champion, Nor Cal Champ, State Runnerup, Final Four of State,
East Bay Coach of the Year
1996-97 26-5 2nd in League, Section Finalist, Nor Cal Regional Final Four
De La Salle High School Career Record 303-38, League Record: 167-3
1997-98 24-5 Undefeated League Champions 18-0, Section Finalist, Nor Cal Quarterfinalist
1998-99 30-1 Undefeated League Champions 18-0, Section Champions, Nor Cal Finalist, Final Four of State
1999-00 31-1 Undefeated League Champions 18-0, Section Champions, Final Four of State, Nor Cal Champions, California Division I State Champions, No. 3 in the Nation-USA Today, National Coach of the Year-Scholastic Sports
2000-0 1 27-5 League Champions 13-1, Section Champions, Nor Cal Finalist, No. 21 in the Nation-USA Today, Final Four of State
2001-02 28-4 Undefeated League Champions, 14-0, Section Champions, Nor Cal Finalist, No. 8 in West, Final Four of State
2002-03 21-6 Undefeated League Champions, 14-0
2003-04 30-3 Undefeated League Champions, 14-0, Section Champions, Nor Cal Champions, No. 24 in the nation-USA Today
Division I State Runnerup, Final Four of State, North Coast Section Honor Coach
2004-05 24-5 League Champions, 13-1, Section Semifinalist
2005-06 32-1 Undefeated League Champions 14-0, Section Champions, Nor Cal Champions, Final Four of State
California Division I State Champions, No. 3 in the Nation-Consensus, East Bay Coach of the Year
2006-07 28-3 League Champions, 15-1, North Coast Section Finalist, Nor Cal Final Four
2007-08 28-4 Undefeated League Champions, 16-0, North Coast Section Champions, Nor Cal Finalist, Final Four of State
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