MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - On Sunday, Nov. 4, Wesleyan University men's basketball Head Coach Joe Reilly held his second annual clinic in Silloway Gymnasium for members of the surrounding community. Over 100 local youth coaches, parents, and players filled the bleachers to watch the Cardinals go through a live practice as Coach Reilly explained the philosophy of his program. The open practice was followed by a 30-minute Q & A session.
The response from the clinic was extremely positive. Connecticut Basketball President Gary Collins said, "This was probably the most instructive—and important—session we've ever done as a League. This clinic perfectly balanced our commitment to teaching our student-athletes winning habits and developing exceptional basketball skills."
Coach Reilly mirrored the sentiment, "Wesleyan University and Cardinal basketball have always shared a strong connection with the local community. The Coaching Clinic was a great opportunity to give back to local coaches and players—I am extremely proud of the high character men in our program and it was great to showcase their effort and coachability. We received such a great response that we hope to do it again next year."
The Cardinals kick off their season at home in the Herb Kenny Tip-Off Tournament on November 16th at 6 p.m. against Becker.