Events for Coaches

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

Game-Changer Marriage Retreat


Every year, coaches and their spouses are invited to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, good fellowship and learning, 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. The Game-Changer Marriage Retreat is presented by Nations of Coaches and WinShape Foundation.

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.

The 2021 Game-Changer Marriage Retreat is May 12 – 14, 2021.

Nations of Coaches Legacy Series

The Legacy Series was created and produced to stand in the gap of our annual leadership development conference for coaches, the Legacy Summit, we had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our goal with our Legacy programs is, not only to come alongside and serve coaches but also, to challenge coaches to rise to the higher calling of their profession for a greater transformational impact on their teams. While we could not meet in person this year, we hope to have served coaches through the Legacy Series, featuring practical values-based tools for personal and professional development.

This 4-part series of interviews with influential leaders, striving to leave a legacy of excellence, was held each Wednesday starting May 27, 2020, and concluded on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. 

Taking cues from James Naismith, who invented basketball “to win men for the Master through the gym,” Nations of Coaches annually offers the Legacy Summit and now the Legacy Series as cutting-edge programs to equip and empower coaches to leave a legacy of excellence based on influence and not just victories.

The 4 hour-long sessions are available for viewing in the Legacy Series playlist on our YouTube Channel.

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.

The 2020 Legacy Summit has been cancelled. Please check back later for 2021 date.

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

Nations of Coaches Legacy Breakfast

Each year during the SEC men’s basketball tournament in Nashville, we host a quick breakfast get-together. The annual Legacy Breakfast features a delicious morning meal, an uplifting message from a coach or business leader, and a short presentation of the mission of Nations of Coaches. Past speakers have included Bryce Drew, Steven Mansfield, Rick Barnes, and Bruce Pearl.

Celebrate Marriage & Family Luncheon

Join us at the NABC Conference for a complimentary Sunday lunch where we celebrate coaching families and encourage them in all aspects of their life together. We will have a special coaching family who will give testimony and insight as they share their personal journey.