Climbing the ladder - How to create value for yourselfby Chris Lepore
In this course, Coach Chris Lepore presents "Climbing the Ladder-How to Create Value for Yourself". Coach Lepore speaks about the importance of networking when looking to move up the ladder in the coaching world, before he speaks on the qualities which make a great assisant coach. Coach wraps up with a 1 minute question and answer period coering all topics pertaining to climbin the ladder.
Chris LePore is in his sixth season on head coach Wes Miller's staff in 2019-20. He joined the staff as a graduate assistant and was quickly moved up the ranks into an assistant coach role.
During the 2018-19 season with LePore’s assistance, the Spartans won a program-record 29 games which including the team earning the No. 1-overall seed in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The Spartans won a program-record 29 games while reaching the SoCon Tournament Championship game for the third-straight season.
LePore helped the Spartans reach unprecedented levels of success during the 2017-18 season, as UNCG won a program-record 27 games concluding with a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 17 years. The Spartans won the SoCon regular season title for the second consecutive season before defeating ETSU in the SoCon Tournament final. In 2018, he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Under Armour 30-Under-30 list. The 30-Under-30 list recognizes a group of up and coming young coaches in men’s college basketball.
The award recognizes coaches who excel in community service involvement, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner and attitude and professional association involvement.
Heavily involved in recruiting and player development, LePore has been hands on with All-SoCon performers Kayel Locke, Diante Baldwin, RJ White, Demetrius Troy, Francis Alonso, James Dickey III and Isaiah Miller.
Prior to UNCG, LePore spent two seasons as a student manager for the Belmont men's basketball program. At Belmont, LePore worked hands-on with three All-Americans: NBA champion Ian Clark (2017 Golden State Warriors), JJ Mann and Evan Bradds. Belmont appeared in the NCAA Tournament and the NIT in his two seasons with the program.
LePore also spent two seasons as the assistant varsity boys basketball coach for Centennial High School in Franklin, Tenn., while serving as the head JV and freshman coach. LePore earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Belmont in journalism/secondary education in 2014. He finished up his Masters of Arts in liberal studies at UNCG in 2016.