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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Rock Valley College Basketball will be well represented at this year's Rockford Public Schools Annual Basketball Coaching Clinic, which will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Auburn High School.
The clinic is open to area coaches from all levels of basketball, including high school and college, and will feature a number of guest speakers. Among them will be RVC Men's Basketball Head Coach Craig Doty and RVC Women's Basketball Head Coach Misty Opat.
Doty is entering his second season at the helm for the RVC men after taking the Golden Eagles to the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) national tournament for the first time in 12 years. Despite playing one of the toughest schedules in the country last season, RVC finished with a 19-16 record and ended the season receiving votes in the national polls. Following the 2012-2013 season, Doty was recognized as Region IV Coach of the Year, District 2 Coach of the Year, and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Co-Coach of the Year.
Meanwhile, Opat continued her astounding success leading the RVC women's program by taking them to a second straight NJCAA championship in 2012-2013. In her first four seasons as head coach, RVC has gone 96-34, including 41-8 in conference play, while winning the two national titles. For the 2012-2013 season, she was named Coach of the Year for the conference (N4C), the region (NJCAA Region IV), and the NJCAA National Tournament for the second year in a row, and was also named an Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Coach of the Year.
Both the RVC Men's and Women's Basketball teams will officially tip-off their seasons with home games on Saturday, November 2 versus Oakton Community College.