An elite group of basketball coaches with over 1,600 career wins is banding together to support a local family next Saturday in Coshocton County.
The SnyderSTRONG Coaching Clinic will be held at River View High School with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the SnyderSTRONG Foundation. The foundation was started by River View teacher Stephanie Snyder and her husband, Pat, who have lost two children– Addy and Grady– to a rare genetic disease.
"They felt like the community in Coshocton County and really all around this area was so good to them, and the medical staff at all the hospitals that they went to were so good to them," said River View boys’ basketball coach Jason Trout. "They wanted to give back to both of those and the way they do that is they give away a scholarship to River View High School students that are entering anywhere in the medical field."
The clinic is set to feature Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole, former Division-I coach Mike Rice and USA basketball coach Sharman White, among others. What’s more is that all of the coaches making presentations will be doing so free of charge in honor of the foundation.
"As soon as I called (the coaches), the response… was really overwhelming," Trout said. "The coaching fraternity is such a large community, and (it’s) nice to have everybody help out."
Cost to attend the clinic is $75, which includes lunch, dinner and a gift package. You can register for the camp by clicking on the link to the left. Registration takes place all the way up through the start of the clinic, which will be at 9 a.m. on Sept. 12.