“In my 27 years of college athletics, this was the most comprehensive and informative basketball, coaching and leadership conference I have ever been a part of.”
– Alvin Brooks
University of Kentucky
In 2004, Villa 7 began as a forum where athletic directors could share ideas and meet with the country’s elite assistant basketball coaches.
Approximately 20 athletic directors and 30 carefully selected assistant coaches attended the first meeting in Las Vegas. Each group recognized the benefit of the forum, and expressed interest in developing a multi-day symposium.
The success of the first symposium, held in Charlotte, N.C., led the Center for Sport Leadership at VCU and Nike to form a partnership based on this identical rationale: that we can positively affect the future of college basketball and help prepare the next generation of college basketball leaders.
The Villa 7 Consortium is the next step as we continue to grow and prosper.