The Lake Chelan Basketball Clinic is the Pacific Northwest’s most respected clinic for basketball coaching. A one day on the court instructional clinic for coaching at every level of the game. Sessions will include breakdowns of offense, defense, strength and conditioning and more. We meet the needs of new and experienced coaches by offering beginner, intermediate and advanced topics.
What to Expect
- Practicality. We ask our speakers to deliver only real, useable strategies. We want every session to help you add something beneficial to your program.
- A team building experience. Bring your whole coaching staff to the clinics. You’ll be amazed at what a dedicated, high-energy weekend away can do for camaraderie and big-picture planning.
- Founded by Joe Harris in 1998, Lake Chelan Championship Coaching Clinic has made its name conducting a consistent and entertaining clinic for the last 20 + years. The Lake Chelan Championship Coaching Clinic team prides itself on delivering the best in coaching education for the best price in the industry.
Kyle Smith was named the 19th men’s basketball coach in Washington State history Smith brings nine years of head coaching experience to the Palouse along with 18 years as an assistant coach. He comes to WSU having spent the last three seasons at the helm of the University of San Francisco men’s basketball program, compiling a 63-40 (.612) record, notching 20 or more wins each season and two postseason tournament appearances. Smith’s three-straight 20-win seasons marked just the fourth time in school history that USF had 20 or more wins in at least three-consecutive seasons and the first time in nearly 40 years .Prior to his stint in the Bay Area, he served as the head coach at Columbia where he put together a 101-82 overall mark including a CIT Championship his final season (2015-16). Smith also spent 18 seasons as an assistant coach on the NCAA Division I level, including nine seasons (2001-10) at Saint Mary’s College, one season at Air Force (2000-01) and eight years at the University of San Diego (1992-2000).
Mike Hopkins took over the helm of the University of Washington men’s basketball program prior to the 2017-18 season and immediately made his mark. He not only led the Huskies to back-to-back 20 win seasons in his first two years, but was also named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year both years capping his second campaign with the Huskies’ first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011. Washington continued to improve during year two of the Hopkins’ era this most recent season finishing with an overall record of 27-9 after advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies posted a 15-3 mark in league action earning them the Pac-12 Regular Season Championship, which they claimed in February with games still to be played.
Hopkins’ Huskies earned numerous awards and recognition throughout the season as they entered the national rankings and saw sell out crowds return to Alaska Airlines Arena. The Dawgs picked up seven conference road wins, their most since the 1956-57 season. In his first year, Hop was also named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year becoming just the sixth coach in league history to earn the honor in their first year at their institution and first since 2006-07. He also picked up NABC District 21 Coach of the Year honors.
Hopkins came to Washington from Syracuse University, where he spent 22 seasons alongside Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim. In 2015 Syracuse named him head coach designate, set to take over the Orange program after Boeheim’s retirement following the 2017-18 season.
Cody Butler enters his eighth year with the Boise State women’s basketball program and his 20th overall as a collegiate coach. Butler’s responsibilities at Boise State include coaching the defensive game plan, guards, recruiting, scouting, team workouts and assisting with the offense.
During Butler’s seven previous years with the Broncos he has helped the team to 146 victories, six-consecutive winning seasons and five postseason appearances (four NCAA, one WBI). The first postseason appearance was the 2014 Women’s Basketball Invitational where the team advanced to the second round. The team has since made four NCAA Tournament appearances (2015, 2017-19) following Mountain West Tournament titles.
Butler joined Boise State’s staff from Yakima Valley Community College where he spent 12 years coaching. He started out as the assistant men’s and women’s basketball coach for the first three years from 2000-2003. In the summer of 2003 he was promoted to head coach of the women’s program. During his tenure at the helm of the YVCC women Butler guided his teams to one NWAACC championship, four eastern division titles, nine-consecutive NWAACC tournament appearances, six tournament final fours and three-consecutive trips to the championship game (2010-12). His team went undefeated in region play during its regional title run in 2009 and won it all in 2011. Butler was named the region coach of the year in 2009 and the NWAACC Coach of the Year in 2011.
The Lake Chelan Championship Coaches Clinic provides valuable insight and education to coaches and administrators of the game. Guest speakers focus on areas of expertise to present on basketball and leadership topics applied both on and off the court.