A message from Jim Haney, Former Executive Director/Consultant of the NABC

We are very appreciative of the efforts of the NABC Ministry Team. Each year coaches write me expressing their deep appreciation that the NABC cares about the well-being of coaches including their spiritual growth. At a time where there is so much pressure for coaches to win at any cost, it is so very important to have one’s character and decisions rooted in faith that God will bless the work of our hands and grant us favor with all who cross our path.
JIM HANEY,NABC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Basketball Coaches Chaplain

Donnell Jones

A Washington, DC native, Donnell has a heart for God and God’s heart for people.  During his collegiate years, he was inspired to follow Jesus as Lord and challenged to develop godly character.

Since graduating from American University, he has served and ministered to collegiate and professional athletes and planted churches in Philadelphia, PA & Washington, DC.

Currently Donnell serves as Senior Pastor of Grace Covenant Church in DC, character coach for the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team and Football Team & chaplain for the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches).

He and his wife, Marianne, have a son Jonathan and daughter-in-law Jessica, four daughters; Moriah, Gabriella, Serena, Micaiah, and a granddaughter Zoe.

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The Gathering is a welcoming place for coaches’ wives attending the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Convention at The Final Four to connect with women who share their common experience, use their resources to help others, and be encouraged, inspired and challenged by hope found in Jesus Christ.

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Our Mission

The Gathering is a welcoming place for coaches’ wives attending the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Convention at The Final Four to connect with women who share their common experience, use their resources to help others, and be encouraged, inspired and challenged by hope found in Jesus Christ.

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John Lotz "Barnabas" Award

Recipients

  • 2003: Homer Drew, Valparaiso
  • 2004: John Wooden, UCLA
  • 2005: Dale Clayton, Carson-Newman
  • 2006: Steve Alford, Iowa
  • 2007: Dale Layer, Colorado State
  • 2008: Willis Wilson, Rice
  • 2009: Ritchie McKay, Virginia
  • 2010: Gary Waters, Cleveland State
  • 2011: Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M
  • 2012: Don Meyer, Northern State
  • 2013: Tom Crean, Indiana
  • 2014: Bob Hoffman, Mercer
  • 2015: Jayson Gee, Longwood University
  • 2016: Ed Schilling, UCLA
  • 2017: Gregg Nibert, Presbyterian College
  • 2018: Hubert Davis, North Carolina
  • 2019: Scott Drew

SPONSORS

Our Conference Sponsors

Ronald Blue Trust

Serving clients as a nationwide trust company, Ronald Blue Trust acts as a trusted advisor to clients with the objective of empowering them to make wise financial decisions, live generously, and leave a lasting legacy through highly focused services right for their situation.

PARTNERS

Our Conference Partners

Athletes In Action

Since 1966, Athletes in Action has been a global pioneer, innovator, and servant leader in sports ministry. AIA exists to change lives by building spiritual movements everywhere through the platform of sport: on the field, in the locker room, and under stadium lights. It is our desire to see a Christ follower on every basketball team in the world.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use he powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Nations of Coaches

The mission of Nations of Coaches is to see coaches and all whom they influence impacted for the glory of God. It is our passion to help lead coaches into greater success in their sport and in their walk with God. We desire to disciple coaches to become master coaches by equipping them to understand, model and teach God’s game plan.

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