INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- University of Michigan head men's basketball coach John Beilein has been chosen to head the NCAA's new Division I Men's Basketball Ethics Coalition. The coalition, a collaborative effort between the NCAA and its member coaches, will look to promote ethical conduct through leadership, education and mentoring.
"Coaches have as large a role in improving the men's basketball environment as anyone and it's important to hold each other accountable," said Beilein. "The majority of coaches want to make the right decisions and stay competitive in an ethical manner. This new coalition provides a needed opportunity for us to examine ethical issues and provide a forum for discussion to make so many areas of our great game even better."
The ethics coalition, which held its first meeting last week in Indianapolis, Ind., will identify key rules and issues that challenge the coaching community in making ethical decisions. The board will look to provide guidance about those types of issues and serve as mentors and a resource for the men's basketball community.
Joining Beilein on the coalition are: Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Johnny Dawkins (Stanford), Phil Martelli (St. Joseph's), Dave Odom (former head coach at South Carolina), Al Skinner (Boston College), Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt), Brad Stevens (Butler), Gary Stewart (UC Davis) and Doug Wojcik (Tulsa). In addition, two assistant coaches, a current head coach and a former head coach will be added to the coalition in the near future.
Beilein recently completed his 31st season as a collegiate head coach and his second at Michigan. He led the Wolverines to a 21-14 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, U-M's first since 1998. Beilein currently ranks 19th among active Division I head coaches with 507 career victories.
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