CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg will serve as one of six presenters at the 2007 I-55/I-57 Basketball Clinic held on Saturday, May 12, at the Shirk Center on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. Hallberg will present at the clinic from 9:40 until 10:50 a.m. Saturday and will discuss the topic "40 Years of Basketball Stuff
Thinking About and Evaluating Your System." Hallberg is in his seventh year as head coach of the Saint Xavier University women's basketball program. He has had some notable accomplishments with the program, which was created in 1999. The Cougars reached the 100-win mark in only their fourth season of existence, achieved at least 20 wins in each season, and have advanced to the NAIA National Tournament each of the last four years. This past season, the Cougars ended with a 29-3 overall record and a trip to the 2007 NAIA National Tournament.
The Chicago coaching legend also turned Chicago State University (Ill.) into a NAIA national power and averaged 25 wins a year as coach from 1977-1986. In Chicago State's first year in NCAA Division I, Hallberg set a NCAA record for most wins ever by a first-year D-I school, posting 16 wins. His team also established a record for most consecutive home wins with 75.
The clinic has been held annually since 2004 and has had a notable array of presenters over its short four-year history, including University of Illinois men's basketball coach Bruce Weber, DePaul University men's basketball coach Jerry Wainwright, and college basketball's all-time winningest coach Harry Statham from McKendree College (Ill.).
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