Sept. 13, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head women's basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico will be a featured speaker at two upcoming coaches clinics in Ohio and Michigan this fall.
Barnes Arico will first speak at the Clyde Lady Flier Coaches Clinic on Sept. 15 in Clyde, Ohio. She will also be a featured speaker at the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Coaches Clinic on Oct. 6. That event will be held at Holt High School in Holt, Mich.
"It is an honor to be speaking with such a distinguished group of coaches at both clinics," Barnes Arico said. "I am truly excited to be speaking while representing the University of Michigan in maize and blue. It is important that my staff and I establish a recruiting footprint and presence in Big Ten country. These clinics are a great opportunity to do that."
At the Clyde Lady Flyer Coaches Clinic, Barnes Arico will discuss pressure defense drills as the first speaker at 9 a.m. The clinic is run through the Ohio Girls Basketball Report and, in addition to Barnes Arico, will feature Matthew Mitchell (Kentucky), Bryce McKey (Xavier), Jerry Hester (Troy State), Joanne Boyle (Virginia) and Mike Carey (West Virginia).
Barnes Arico will once again discuss pressure defense drills at the BCAM Coaches Clinic. Her presentation will be on Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m. The BCAM Coaches Clinic features some of the top coaches in America, including Michigan State's Tom Izzo, Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg and recently retired Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun.
Barnes Arico was hired as the ninth head coach in Michigan history in April. She inherits a team that went 20-12 in 2012 and made its first NCAA appearance in 11 years. The Wolverines kick off the 2012-13 campaign when they welcome Detroit on Nov. 9 to Crisler Center.
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