Little Terriers Basketball Camp
The key to your success as a basketball player lies within your understanding of the basics and enjoying the learning process. Whether you're new to the game or looking to take your game to the next level, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Chris Kibler, and his dedicated staff will provide a fun filled environment built on teaching the FUNdamentals. Come join us for an exciting three days of basketball and learn what it means to be a TERRIER!
June 23-25, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
* Campers may bring a lunch or we will offer a camp bank for pizza slice orders, candy bars and sports drinks.
Hiram College - Coleman Sports Center
Basketball Skills Clinic for Boys and Girls Ages 7-13
The Terrier basketball camp will be held in the state-of-the-art Coleman Sports Center, which includes a competition gymnasium and two separate fieldhouses. Hiram College is located in the village of Hiram in Northeast Ohio, on the corner of State Route 82/700 and State Route 305. [Directions to Hiram]
High School Shootout
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
- Cost: Varsity - $240; JV - $240; Bring both for $450
- Six games, plus abbreviated tournament
- Two officials per game
- Sixteen teams from Ohio and Pennsylvania
- Seven indoor courts
Head Coach Chris Kibler
Chris Kibler was officially named head coach of the men's basketball program on April 2, 2014. Kibler returns to Hiram after a year away having previously served as an assistant coach for three seasons (2010-13).
"Chris Kibler is a seasoned collegiate basketball coach who has been a part of many championship programs," said Hiram Athletic Director Ellen Dempsey. "Chris is a proven recruiter in the collegiate coaching ranks, who has earned the opportunity to take the helm as our Head Coach. We welcome Chris and his family to Terrier Athletics and the Hiram College community and look forward to continuing to move our men's basketball program forward within the North Coast Athletic Conference."
He spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II University of Charleston (W.Va.) and helped the Golden Eagles claim the inaugural Mount East Tournament Championship and make a third appearance in nine seasons in the NCAA D-II National Tournament after posting a 21-9 overall record.
In his previous stint at Hiram, Kibler was part of a coaching staff that led the Terriers to two appearances in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament.
"I am excited to be here and for this opportunity to lead this program as well as being a part of this community," said Kibler. "I'm excited about building on the good work Steve did for his alma mater. I'd also like to thank my wife, Carly, and my entire family for their support."
Prior to joining the Hiram coaching staff in 2010 as an assistant, Kibler spent a year at Lakeland Community College. He has also had coaching experience at Baldwin Wallace University for eight seasons (1996-98, 2003-09) and also spent five years at NCAA Division II Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania prior to his tenure at BW.
A 1994 graduate of BW who earned his master's degree in Sports Administration at Kent State University in 1998, Coach Kibler helped BW to a 123-69 record, including four Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament titles and three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, in addition to helping coach Gannon to a 107-37 record during his five years and four straight NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.
In addition to coaching at B-W and Gannon, Kibler served as an assistant coach at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey during the 1996-97 season. That season, he helped lead the Cyclones to a 16-9 record and the school's only NCAA affiliated post-season appearance. Coach Kibler also served as the Assistant Athletic Director.
"Becoming a head coach has been a childhood dream of mine," added Kibler. "It's not a job, it's a lifestyle and I couldn't have gotten to this point without the help of former and current head coaches who I have worked with in the my career including Jerry Slocum at Youngstown State, Terry Bowe at Lakeland Community College, Dwaine Osborne at the University of Charleston (W.Va.), most notably, my mentor, Steve Bankson at Baldwin Wallace and of course, Coach Fleming."
For further information
Call the men's basketball office at 330.569.5346