Events for Coaches

Throughout the year, Nations of Coaches hosts multiple events to support, equip, and encourage college men’s basketball coaches. Through these events, we serve thousands of coaches across all divisions.

Nations of Coaches Legacy Summit




There are a lot of leadership events out there, but few are designed to meet the unique needs of college basketball coaches. So each year we partner with Chick-fil-A, our premier corporate sponsor, to host the Legacy Summit.

With world-class speakers from athletics and the corporate world, as well as dynamic workshops and fellowship with coaches from around the country, the Coaches Legacy Summit helps coaches reorient their life and basketball program around what matters most – and implement a vision for how they’ll lead their team to a higher level of play.

“This summit is the most valuable developmental session I have attended in years.”
Earl Grant, NCAA Head Basketball Coach

Game-Changer Marriage Retreat

2019 Game-Changer Marriage Retreat is full. To be put on a first come, first serve waitlist, please email [email protected].

Coaches and their spouses are invited to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and some much-needed alone time at the WinShape Retreat in Rome, Georgia. This annual event is specifically designed to build into your relationship with your spouse, so your marriage can not only survive, but also thrive throughout the high-pressured basketball season and beyond. This annual event is presented and funded by Nations of Coaches and Chick-fil-A WinShape Foundation.

Dates: May 7 – 9, 2019

Location: WinShape Retreat Center, Berry College, Rome, GA

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the WinShape Retreat Center is surrounded by forests, meadows, and streams on a 27,000-acre wildlife preserve, about 90 miles from Atlanta.

Details: Come spend 3 days and 2 nights with us, as we unwind from the grind of another long season. You’ll hear from some the country’s most sought-after speakers, while having a great time relaxing and getting to know coaches and their spouses from around the country. The cost of this event is covered in partnership with Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation and Nations of Coaches.

The only cost to you will be your travel to and from the retreat. Limited reservations available.

Marriage Luncheon

At the annual NABC Convention, Nations of Coaches will host a complimentary luncheon.

During this delicious plated lunch, programming will feature an engaging discussion with a panel of dynamic coach-and-wife couples who will talk about balancing marriage, family, and basketball; and words of encouragement from national marriage experts.

Character Coach Forum

The Character Coach Forum is an annual event that takes place during the Final Four at the National Association of Basketball Coaches Convention.

Led by Nations of Coaches staff and Character Coaches from around the country, the Forum discusses the how-tos and benefits of a Character Coach serving in a college men’s basketball program. The meeting highlights head coaches and assistant coaches who’ve experienced the wins of having a Character Coach involved with their team.

“All the highs and lows of a season, dealing with 18- to 22-year-old kids, dealing with wins and losses, dealing with everything that comes with it, just to have this support system kind of keeps you level… and keeps you on the right path.”
– Mark Turgeon, NCAA Head Basketball Coach,
at the Nations of Coaches’ 2017 Final Four Program
Head coaches who’ve shared in years past include Dave Odom, Mike Jarvis, and Matt Driscoll.

Learn more about the Character Coach Forum in this video.

Coaching Staff Date Nights

It’s important for members of the coaching staff and their spouses to connect and deepen their relationships away from the day-to-day rigors of the season. That’s why we hold Coaching Staff Date Nights, to provide an opportunity for coaches and staff to leave the game on the court and focus on their relationship with their spouse.

Request more information on a Coaching Staff Date Night in the form below.

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