Nike Girls Basketball Camp Stony Brook University
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Improve your shot, positional work, and confidence with coaching from Division 1 Stony Brook University Women's Basketball! Located in Brookhaven, Long Island, this girls only camp is designed to help young female athletes train in a high-energy and encouraging environment.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard position.
- Emphasis on fundamental development, team play and basketball IQ
- Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Caroline McCombs
Caroline McCombs completed her third season as the head coach of the Stony Brook women's basketball team in 2016-17, as the Seawolves head coach has risen among the winningest coaches in Stony Brook's Division I era. With 11 wins so far in 2017-18, McCombs has won 57 games on Long Island, which ranks second among Stony Brook coaches in the Division I era.View Caroline McCombs's Bio ⟩
The Seawolves featured a top-40 scoring defense in 2016-17, as Stony Brook stifled opponents from beyond the arc, allowing the third-fewest three-pointers in the nation. Stony Brook held 20 of 30 opponents to 60 points or less during the campaign. McCombs coached a senior backcourt tandem of Kori Bayne-Walker, a 1,000-point scorer and the program's all-time leader in assists, and Christa Scognamiglio, who in just three years on campus ranked among the top three-point shooters in program history.
At Stony Brook, McCombs has groomed five players into all-conference selections. Sabre Proctor was selected to the all-conference first team in 2014-15, while Kori Bayne-Walker made the second team and Brittany Snow landed on the third team. In 2015-16, Snow improved to earn second-team recognition, while Bayne-Walker was a second-team selection in 2016-17.
In 2015-16, McCombs became the first coach in Stony Brook Division I history to lead her team to two postseason appearances, finishing 17-15 and accepting a bid to the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) for the second consecutive season. McCombs collected her first career win in the America East Tournament when the Seawolves beat Hartford 60-42 in the America East Quarterfinals on March 5.
Two members from coach McCombs' first recruiting class (Ogechi Anyagaligbo and Davion Wingate) landed on the America East All-Rookie team in 2015-16 with Anyagaligbo earning America East Rookie of the Year. She became the first freshman to lead the America East in rebounding since the 2005-06 season.
In her first season in 2014-15, McCombs led the Seawolves to 17 overall wins and 10 wins in the America East Conference. She also guided Stony Brook to only the third postseason berth in program history, as the program was selected to participate in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI).
Under McCombs, the Seawolves were 11-3 in the new Island Federal Credit Union Arena, including a 68-64 home victory over America East champion Albany.
McCombs squad is not only excelling on the court, but in the classroom as well. Her 2014-15 team earned the NCAA Public Recognition Award, given to programs that score in the top 10% in Academic Progress Rate (APR) in their respective sports. Two players also earned America East All-Academic Team selections.
McCombs came to Stony Brook with more than 15 years of experience as an assistant coach at the Division I level. She had assisted three different programs to a total of five NCAA Tournament berths, including two Sweet 16 appearances. McCombs’ strength in developing players has also resulted in two Associated Press All-Americans and three WNBA players.
McCombs spent from 2012 to 2014 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Auburn University, where she assisted the program to back-to-back WNIT berths. She developed a pair of SEC All-Conference and All-Defensive Team players, as well as one All-Freshman Team performer. In her first season at Auburn in 2012-13, McCombs helped guide the Tigers to 19 wins, the program’s most in four years. As Auburn’s Recruiting Coordinator, she was influential in signing a class that ranked 16th nationally in 2012.
Prior to her time at Auburn, McCombs coached nine Big Ten All-Conference selections in her two seasons as an assistant coach for Northwestern University from 2010 to 2012. Under her tutelage, Amy Jaeschke made history in 2011 by becoming the program's first-ever WNBA Draft pick after being selected 27th by the Chicago Sky. That year, Jaeschke was also Northwestern's first AP All-American since 1998. While at Northwestern, McCombs’ helped coach the team to a WNIT appearance in 2010-11 and assisted in recruiting a top-25 class.
McCombs spent five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2010. McCombs helped rebuild the program, assisting the program to five-straight postseason appearances, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament. These appearances in the NCAA Tournament included back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Additionally, the Panthers played in the WNIT in 2005-06 and 2009-10, reaching the Final Four in 2009-10. She also coached Shavonte Zellous, who went on to earn All-America honors and was the 11th overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft. Zellous is one of six Pittsburgh student-athletes McCombs coached who went on to play professionally.
Before arriving at Pittsburgh, McCombs spent six seasons from 1999 to 2005 at Valparaiso University, the first five as assistant coach and the last as associate head coach. During that time, she helped the Crusaders to two conference championships and three postseason berths, including back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament in 2002-03 and 2003-04. Among the 15 All-Conference Team honorees she coached was Marlous Nieuwveen, who became the first player in school and Mid-Continent Conference history to reach the WNBA when she made the Los Angeles Sparks in 2005.
McCombs, a native of Medina, Ohio, graduated from Youngstown State in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics. While attending Youngstown State, McCombs earned an impressive list of accomplishments for the Penguins' basketball team, including places on the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and on the Mid-Continent All-Tournament Team three consecutive years from 1996 to 1998. McCombs was also a part of two NCAA Tournament teams as a player, including the 1997-98 team that upset the #5 seed as a #12 seed.
McCombs left her mark in the record books at Youngstown State, having started 112 of
115 career games and scoring 1,577 career points, finishing her career as the school's all-time sixth-leading scorer. McCombs is also among the school all-time leaders with 146 career three-pointers, 493 assists, and 236 steals.
After McCombs graduated from Youngstown State, she played European professional women's basketball, competing in the Czech Basketball Federation and European Cup in 1998.
McCombs, who obtained her master’s degree in liberal studies from Valparaiso in 2001, also served as the Head Coach for the 2004 Athletes in Action team that played in Warsaw, Poland. In April 2011, McCombs was inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame in Ohio. It was an honor she is familiar with, having also been enshrined into the Youngstown State Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2008.
Assistant Coach Janie Mitchell
Janie Mitchell joined the staff in May of 2016 after previously serving as Kennesaw State’s recruiting coordinator for three seasons. In 2014-15 the Owls won 17 games, their highest win total since 2004-05.View Janie Mitchell's Bio ⟩
“I am thrilled to have Coach Mitchell join our Seawolves’ basketball family,” said McCombs. “She is an outstanding person who will make an immediate impact with our student-athletes. Janie was a high-level collegiate player and will bring a tremendous amount of competitiveness, passion and knowledge to our program. As our recruiting coordinator, Coach Mitchell is someone who builds genuine relationships and will continue to target the best student-athletes for our program across the nation. I'm thankful for the positive influence she will have at Stony Brook on a daily basis.”
Prior to her time at Kennesaw State Mitchell spent three years with her alma mater Yellow Jackets as an assistant coach, working primarily with the team’s post players.
While with Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets set school records for wins in her first two seasons, advancing to the NCAA Tournament both years and appearing in the school’s first ever Sweet 16 in 2012.
On the individual side, Mitchell helped center Sasha Goodlett earn second team All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament first team honors. Goodlett was named the State of Georgia's Women's College Player of the Year and became just the second Yellow Jacket selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft when she was picked No. 11 overall by the Indiana Fever.
Mitchell also served a stint as an assistant coach at Southern Polytechnic State University, where she coached under WBCA NAIA National Coach of the Year, Nate Teymer. The Hornets went 30-5 in her only season.
Mitchell was a standout, All-ACC student-athlete at Georgia Tech from 2004-08, leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring (16.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg) as a senior. She became the 22nd player in school history to reach 1,000 points and the 15th to finish her career with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
After her collegiate career, Mitchell spent time in camp with the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA before becoming the first-ever American female to play in Rousse, Bulgaria for Dunnav Econt.
Mitchell was the 2004 State of Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year and an Adidas and Nike All-American at Callaway High School.
Assistant Coach Audrey Cunningham
Audrey Cunningham joined the staff in May of 2016. A former college basketball player at the University of New Haven, Cunningham spent two seasons on the staff at the University of Maryland, the last as the Director of Recruiting Operations.View Audrey Cunningham's Bio ⟩
The Terrapins enjoyed one of their best seasons in program history in 2015-16, winning a Big Ten title and finishing with a 31-4 overall record and no. 5 national ranking at season’s end. “
Cunningham’s role with the Terrapins featured leading all aspects of the recruiting process including official visits, evaluations, home visits, AAU/HS schedules, and travel arrangements. Under Cunningham’s lead, Maryland assembled the no. 1 ranked recruiting class in the country in 2016 according to espnW HoopGurlz Class Rankings, landing four five-star recruits, one four-star recruit and a three-star recruit.
“Coach Audrey comes from a perennial top 10 program and with that comes her winning mentality,” lauded McCombs. “She is a tireless worker who has learned from some of the best in the business. At Maryland, Audrey spearheaded recruiting efforts that landed some of the top-ranked classes in the country. Her energy and organization will be welcomed commodities and we are eager to get her on the court with our players.”
Director of Operations Alioune Ndiaye
Stony Brook head women’s basketball coach Caroline McCombs has announced the addition of Alioune Ndiaye as the Seawolves’ director of basketball operations for the upcoming 2017-18 season.View Alioune Ndiaye's Bio ⟩
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Al and his family to Stony Brook,” said McCombs. “He is a loyal, hardworking and genuine person who will add great value to our program.”
Ndiaye returns to Long Island after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio). With the Redhawks, Ndiaye’s duties included working with Miami’s post players, leading international recruiting, and expanding the Redhawks’ community service efforts.
“I want to thank Coach McCombs for this great opportunity,” said Ndiaye. “I am eager to join her staff as I strongly believe in her coaching philosophy. My family and I are so excited to be Seawolves and to be back home on Long Island.”
Prior to Miami, Ndiaye worked for two years as the video coordinator at St. John’s. The Red Storm advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2014 and the WNIT round of 16 in 2015 as St. John’s went 46-22 in Ndiaye’s two seasons in Queens. Ndiaye began his coaching career with two seasons at his alma mater, Dowling College, as the Golden Lions went 52-11 from 2011-13 with an appearance in the 2013 Division II national championship game.
Ndiaye was a three-year letterwinner at Dowling from 2007-10 and holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Dowling. The Senegal native is fluent in Englsh, French, Wolof and Spanish. Ndiaye and his wife Danielle have three children, daughters Lailah and Milania and son Isaiah
JUNE 25-29, 2018
Check-in: Monday at 8:30am
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30am
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Daily Hours: MON-TH 9am-4pm FRI 9am-12pm
Camp is open to any and all girls.Show Less See More Camp Details
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.
Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
The Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Stony Brook University offers team and staff/faculty discounts. For more information and to apply for a discount, please email Coach Dan Rickard: firstname.lastname@example.org
We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
If you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a VOUCHER for all tuition fees paid, valid through the following calendar year. Your VOUCHER is transferable to any family member and may be used in the sport that you initially registered in. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection. For more information on our Cancellation Policy, please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/peace-of-mind-policy/.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
- 9:15 AM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 10:30 AM Lecture/technique demonstrations
- 11:00 AM Games/contests/shooting
- 12:00 PM Lunch/games
- 1:00 PM Offensive sets discussion
- 1:30 PM Team practice
- 2:15 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
- 3:00 PM Games
- 3:50 PM Closing words
- 4:00 PM Departure
Island Federal Credit Union Arena, the new 4,000-seat home of Stony Brook's men's and women's basketball teams, officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 3, 2014. The ceremony represented the completion of a two-year, $21.1 million renovation of the facility, which originally opened in 1990.
The new Arena features modern arena video technology, including videoboards on both ends of the court, four luxury suites and a VIP lounge all with loge seating, an expanded concourse with new concession and restroom areas and an enhanced competition court and improved practice courts.
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