Nike Girls Basketball Camp College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia
Once a Nike Girls Basketball Camp original Director, Coach Ed Swanson returns to host our inaugural camp at The College of William & Mary. W&M is the second oldest college in the nation and long time host institution of the Nike Sports Camps.
- High-level camp instruction from an experienced and accomplished staff
- Individual skill analysis and reports
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals including footwork, shooting form, defensive techniques, ball-handling, post play, rebounding and more
- Official Nike Camp T-shirt
- Nike Basketball Camp workbook and other great prizes
Camp is open to all interested participants.Meet your coaching staff
Ed Swanson became the fifth Division I head women’s basketball coach in William and Mary history in May 2013. Prior to coming to Williamsburg, he spent 23 years transforming Sacred Heart University from a Division II program into a one of the top teams in the Northeast Conference.Read Full Bio
Over his 14 years in Division I, Swanson has averaged 20 wins per season. Swanson owns a career record of 406-264 (.606) and ranks 40th among active Division I head coaches in victories. A four-time NEC Coach of the Year, he led Sacred Heart to five postseason bids, including three NCAA Tournament appearances. He guided the Pioneers to four NEC regular season crowns and three NEC tournament championships. SHU posted 20-win seasons seven times during his tenure, including five of the last eight years.
He oversaw Sacred Heart’s transition from Division II to Division I in 1999-00, and the program took off under his direction. Over Sacred Heart’s 14 years in Division I, Swanson led SHU to a 280-145 record (.664), including a 190-62 (.754) record in the NEC. He departed as the NEC’s all-time winningest head coach with all of his SHU teams finishing third or higher in the league standings. Swanson-lead teams have posted 13 straight winning seasons and 12 straight campaigns with 18 or more victories, including six with 20 or more wins. In 2009, he was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
In total, Swanson-coached players earned 19 All-NEC honors, including nine first-team awards, nine NEC All-Tournament Team honors, eight NEC All-Rookie Team selections, four NEC Rookies of the Year, three NEC Tournament MVPs and three NEC Players of the Year.
His teams have also enjoyed success in the classroom. On five occasions, the Pioneers were selected to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, which has recognized outstanding academic performances from the top teams in each of the five collegiate divisions since 1995-96. On eight occasions since 2003, one of his players was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and two Pioneer players were named NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
In 2012-13, Swanson led Sacred Heart to its third straight postseason appearance, and in the process, recorded his 400th career victory. His milestone win came on Feb. 12, 2013 as the Pioneers defeated Fairleigh Dickinson. SHU completed the season at 22-11, finishing second in the NEC with a 13-5 ledger and garnering a berth in the program’s first Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00AM Wake-up/Shower
- 7:45 Breakfast (Overnight Campers only)
- 9:00 Day Campers arrive; Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:15 Instructional Stations
- 10:30 Camp Lecture/Guest Speaker
- 11:00 Full-Court Games
- 12:00 Lunch/Rest
- 1:00 Team Practices
- 2:00 Full-Court Games
- 3:00 Instructional Stations/Skill Contests
- 4:00 Day Campers Depart
- 5:00 Free time
- 5:30 Dinner
- 7:00 Back to gym/skills competitions
- 10:00 Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!