Men's Basketball Fall Coaches Clinic Set for Saturday, Oct. 18

Sept. 16, 2014

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HOUSTON - University of Houston Men's Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and his staff will host a Fall Coaches Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 18, and all high school and grade-school coaches are invited to attend this free event.

The clinic will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 inside Hofheinz Pavilion, located at 3875 Holman Street in Houston on the UH campus. 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. Special guest Chris Johnson will offer insight on player development.

The clinic ends with a question-and-answer session with Coach Sampson around 2 p.m.

Admission is free for high school and grade school coaches. To sign up, coaches should contact Lou Reynaud by calling 713-743-9430 or by emailing lsreynau@central.uh.edu.

In 25 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Sampson has compiled 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 begins his first season with the Cougars in 2014-15.

Season ticket packages start for as low as $99 for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Memorial Hermann Family Plan, which includes two adult and two kids' season tickets, can be purchased for only $399 for the entire 17-game home schedule.

Fans can purchase season tickets online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by visiting uhcougars.com/mbbtickets. To view a map of Hofheinz Pavilion with season ticket pricing, fans can click here.

To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Stadium Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m.

All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season Men's Basketball home games with a valid student ID.

Under Sampson's leadership, the Cougars will play host in showdowns against defending NCAA national champion UConn, defending American Athletic Conference champion Cincinnati, SMU, Memphis, Rice and more.

Eight teams on Houston's schedule - UConn (32), Cincinnati (27), Harvard (27), SMU (27), Memphis (24), Murray State (23), Boise State (21) and Tulsa (21) - won at least 20 games a year ago with five of those - UConn, Harvard, Memphis, Cincinnati and Tulsa - competing in the NCAA Tournament.

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