The Sideline: Don Meyer to be guest at basketball clinic; UCA's Berringer gets volleyball honor

Don Meyer to speak at Hendrix clinic

Don Meyer, one of the most successful college basketball coaches in history, will be the special guest at the Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association clinic, Tuesday, Oct. 1., at the Hendrix Wellness and Athletics Center.

Cost of the clinic is $40 for non-members and $15 for members. Coaches can sign up online at by calling Cliff Garison at 501-733-2022 or e-mail at

Registration will be from 8-9 a.m. and there will be a morning session starting at 9 and breaking for lunch and an afternoon session from 1-5:15 p.m.

Meyer is currently the head coach at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. His teams have led the nation in attendance four times and he has led his teams to five NCAA Division II appearances.

In a 24-year previous stint at Lipscomb University, Mayer’s teams compiled a 665-119 record and made 13 NAIA national tournament appearances. Lipscomb set a national regular-season record for wins in 1989-90 with 41.

UCA’s Berringer named top libero

The University of Central Arkansas’ Shelbee Berringer has been named Most Valuable Libero of the recent Florida Gulf Coast tournament.

In three weekend matches the Dickinson, Texas, native averaged 5.42 kills per set and turned in a match-high in digs three times. In Central Arkansas’ 3-1 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Berringer had 24 digs, adding 15 against no. 1 Penn State and 26 against no. 25 Marquette.

The Sugar Bears (7-3) return to the court for a trio of games in the Prince Center later this week. Central Arkansas will open Southland Conference play on Thursday night, hosting new SLC member Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. On Friday night, the Sugar Bears will take on Louisiana Tech at the Prince at 7 p.m, before closing the weekend with an SLC match against Incarnate Word at 2 Saturday afternoon.


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