FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University women’s basketball head coach Heather Macy recently spoke at the WBCA National Convention in San Antonio and in the next few weeks will make a presentation at the prestigious NIKE Championship Basketball Clinic in Myrtle Beach.
At the WBCA Convention, which was held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Final Four, Macy made a presentation on Innovative Practice Drills. Her presentation touched on areas such as “Finishing School,” “Fire Truck Shooting,” “5-Point Closeouts,” “Drake Drill,” “Numbers Game,” “3-Man Game,” “Gut Check,” “Shell Drill 4 vs. 4,” and “3-to-1 Defense.”
Macy will speak at the NIKE clinic on Sunday, April 18, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
That presentation is entitled “Transition Inter-State Offense.” She will discuss her transition offense that has produced Division II’s top scoring squad for three of the past four seasons. This past year, Francis Marion averaged 89.7 points per game and placed second nationally in scoring offense.
The scheduled slate of speakers for the three-day NIKE event includes Bob Knight, Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Brad Stevens (Butler), Matt Painter (Purdue), Jim Calhoun (Connecticut), Mike Montgomery (California), Don Meyer (Northern State), Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Chris Mooney (Richmond), and Mark Fox (Georgia).
NIKE sponsors six of these clinics across the country and Macy is one of only a handful of women’s coaches – joining Sylvia Hatchell of UNC, Vivian Stringer of Rutgers, Gail Goestenkors of Texas, Sherri Coale of Oklahoma, and Agnus Berenato of Pittsburgh – who have been asked to speak.
Macy recently completed her third season at Francis Marion. She guided the Patriots to a 27-5 record, a No. 20 national ranking, and the squad’s third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. FMU advanced to the round of 32 at the Southeast Regional.
She directed FMU to back-to-back Peach Belt Conference regular-season titles in 2008 and 2009 and earned conference “Coach of the Year” honors both years. Her career coaching record, including two seasons at Pfeiffer University, is 115-39.