HOUSTON -- For the second straight season, University of Houston Men's Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and his staff will play host to their Fall Coaches Clinic, starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
All high school and grade-school coaches are invited to attend this free event. The clinic will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, inside Hofheinz Pavilion, located at 3874 Holman Street in Houston on the UH campus, and is expected to continue until 1 p.m.
Parking will be available in the Stadium Garage across from Hofheinz Pavilion off Holman Street with the first 30 minutes free.
Sampson will be miked up as he and his coaches lead student-athletes through progression drills, offensive spacing and defensive shell drills. The clinic ends with a question-and-answer session with Coach Sampson.
Admission is free for high school and grade school coaches. To sign up, coaches can visit uhcougars.com/mbbcoachesclinic and submit a form. For more information, coaches should contact Lou Reynaud by calling 713-743-9430 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 26 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Sampson has compiled more than 500 wins and led 13 teams to the NCAA Tournament, including the 2002 NCAA Final Four. He was twice honored as the National Coach of the Year and was named a conference Coach of the Year four times by three different leagues.
He enters this second season with the Cougars in 2015-16.
Season-ticket deposits for the 2015-16 University of Houston Men's Basketball season are now being taken, and fans are encouraged to place their deposits soon.
Reserved 1 season tickets will soon be available for $250 per seat for all 18 regular-season home games, while Reserved 2 season tickets will sell for $150 per seat. As an added benefit this season, fans who purchase Reserved 1 Men's Basketball season tickets will receive the same number of Houston Women's Basketball season tickets FREE.
For the first time in 2015-16, fans also can purchase $99 Anytime season tickets. With Anytime season tickets, With Anytime season tickets, fans will receive one ticket for each of the 18 regular-season home games.
From there, fans can use their Anytime season tickets any way they like. They can use one ticket for each home game or take 17 friends to one home game or any combination in between.
As always, current University of Houston students are admitted free with valid IDs to Houston Men's Basketball games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Fans can view a Hofheinz Pavilion map with season-ticket pricing by clicking here.
Houston fans can connect with Fan Experience Headquarters by phone or text, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at 713-462-6647 and can purchase tickets online 24/7 at UHCougars.com/tickets.
Any deposit amount paid will be credited toward season-ticket costs once they go on sale. New season-ticket members who make a deposit will be contacted by a Houston Athletics Ticket Sales staff member to choose their seats.
Fans should also stay tuned to UHCougars.com and Houston Men's Basketball social media sites for the latest information about ticket sales.
ABOUT THE COUGARS
The Cougars return six lettermen and four starters from last year's team, which recorded 13 wins and knocked off defending national champion UConn inside Hofheinz Pavilion for the second consecutive year.
Battling injuries throughout the season, the Cougars enjoyed a late-season surge, winning four of their final five games, including the lone upset in the American Athletic Conference Championship First Round in Hartford, Conn.
Senior guard LeRon Barnes, the Cougars' lone 3-year letterwinners, returns after ranking among The American's top-10 leaders in both offensive and defensive rebounding, while senior forward Devonta Pollard enters the 2015-16 campaign as the Cougars' top returning scorer with 11.4 points per game.
Junior forward Danrad Knowles ranked third on the team in both scoring and rebounding, and senior guard L.J Rose looks for his third 100+ assist season while wearing the Scarlet and White.
Houston also welcomes the return of junior guard Ronnie Johnson and junior forward Bertrand Nkali to competition. Both players practiced with the Cougars but sat out the 2014-15 season after Johnson transferred from Purdue and Nkali missed the year with an injury.
The Cougars will be boosted by the addition of five newcomers to the team, including freshman guard Galen Robinson (Westbury Christian/Houston); sophomore guard Rob Gray, Jr. (Howard JC/Forest City, N.C.); junior guard Damyean Dotson (Oregon/Houston); junior forward Xavier Dupree (Paris JC/Houston) and junior center Kyle Meyer (Eastern Florida State College/Atlanta).
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