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NCAA-Black Coaches and Administrators Achieving Coaching Excellence Program

Do you see one of the basketball staff members casting strong core values to the student-athletes, engage the community with a vibrant personality and show up each day with a desire to succeed – the tools of a leader. Nominate that coach – male or female – for the NCAA-BCA Achieving Coaching Excellence (ACE) Forum.

The ACE Forum is an educational setting where individuals who have been identified as potential head basketball coaches, by administrators and head coaches in the membership, will simulate the intercollegiate interview process from researching the position to their first staff meeting after becoming a head coach.

The 2014 ACE Forum will take place on June 12-14 in Indianapolis, Ind.

To nominate potential participants, go to NCAA Program Hub.


Participants at ACE Forum will:

  • Learn realistic view of head basketball coach’s role collegiate athletics and the level of preparation necessary.
  • Get exposure to and network with current head basketball coaches, university presidents and directors of athletics from NCAA member institutions.
  • Engage in various formats of mock interviews with key decision makers in the institutional hiring process.


Participant to cover:

  • Travel expenses (flight, airport parking and transportation to and from the hotel)
  • Meals associated with travel and after sessions conclude


NCAA will cover:

  • Hotel and meals associated with the program


Who is eligible:

  • Applicants must be a racial/ethnic minority
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants must be currently employed full-time at an NCAA member institution.
  • Male applicants must have at least five (5) years full-time collegiate coaching experience.
  • Female applicants must have at least three (3) years full-time collegiate coaching experience.
  • Applicants must be available to attend all program sessions.

ACE Forum is administered by the Leadership Development Department in partnership with the Black Coaches and Administrators (BAC), and supported by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee.

List of 2012 ACE Forum participants.

If you have any questions regarding the ACE Forum, please contact:

Curtis J. Hollomon
Director of Leadership Development
Telephone: 317/917-6324