Tuesday, October 6th 2020

Hoberecht selected to participate in national basketball symposium Oct. 8-9

Kilgore College head men’s basketball coach Brian Hoberecht has been selected to participate in the inaugural TopConnect NJCAA Symposium set for Oct. 8-9.

The inaugural class of coaches includes 30 head men’s basketball coaches and 11 head women’s basketball coaches participating from across the nation.

Presenters for the symposium include many former junior college coaches now coaching at Division I schools.

Coaches include current Texas A&M University head coach Buzz Williams, who coached at Navarro College; Steve Forbes, the current head coach at Wake Forest University, who coached at Northwest Florida State College; and many others.

Three panels of current Division 1 head coaches will speak of their experiences in maintaining success since being hired at the Division 1 level, making the jump to D1 from junior college and overall career development.

Also, Dr. Chris Parker (president and CEO of The NJCAA) and Brandon Goble (CEO of JUCOAdvocate) will host a conversation on “breaking the stigma of junior college.”

Hoberecht is entering his 21st year as a head basketball coach at the collegiate level.  

The 2020-21 season will be his 13th season as head coach at KC with a 226-141 overall record and a 90-plus student-athlete graduation rate.

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About TopConnect:

TopConnect (formerly Villa 7) originated in 2003 by then VCU Athletic Director Dr. Richard Sander. It identifies the top basketball assistant coaches in the country and connects them with mid-major athletic directors providing tremendous networking opportunities for both parties. The three-word mantra of “Connect, Prepare, Lead” identifies the purpose of TopConnect. Since the inception of Villa 7, the program has produced numerous Division 1 head coaches including Anthony Grant (Dayton), Buzz Williams (Texas A&M), Shaka Smart (Texas), Steve Forbes (Wake Forest), and recently Greg Gary (Mercer), Brett Nelson (Holy Cross) and Bryan Mullins (Southern Illinois). TopConnect works in conjunction with East Tennessee State University's Doctoral Program in Global Sports Leadership and is a subsidiary of Connected Media, LLC.