Kodiak Daily Mirror - UAA coach heads to Kodiak
UAA coach heads to Kodiak
Jul 05, 2012 | 14 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
University of Alaska Anchorage boys basketball coach Rusty Osborne will be in Kodiak this weekend.

The veteran Seawolves coach is putting on a free three-day clinic that begins Friday at Kodiak High School.

The clinic is open to Kodiak High School boys. Friday and Saturday begins at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday begins at 10 a.m.

Osborne’s visit was set up by KHS boys basketball coach David Anderson, a former Seawolves player.

“Once you make the phone call and set it up, it goes from there,” Anderson said. “They enjoy coming down here.”

This is the second straight year Osborne has shared his basketball knowledge with Kodiak youth.

“It is great, because they get to learn from us, but they also learn that no matter what level you are playing at you are learning the same stuff,” Anderson said.

Anderson said he is installing a new offense that has similar spacing to UAA’s offense.

“The way UAA runs their offense, there is a lot of spacing, so what a great opportunity for these kids who are going to be coming back into this program and new kids coming in.”

Osborne is entering his ninth season as UAA’s head coach. He has led the Seawolves to seven straight winning seasons, including five NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.

Contact Mirror writer Derek Clarkston at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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