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President: Harris Adler (La Salle)

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Harris Adler is in his tenth season at La Salle under head coach Dr. John Giannini. Adler was instrumental in the Explorers 2012-13 Sweet 16 season, in which the team won 24 games, including three in the NCAA Tournament over Boise State, Kansas State and Ole Miss. Adler was also influential in the Explorers 2011-12 season in which the team won 21 games and reached the NIT, the first postseason appearance for the program in 20 years. The 21 wins were also the team’s most since 1990. Prior to La Salle, Adler was an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania where he was an important part of the staff that led the team to an Ivy League Championship and an NCAA Tournament bid.

National Director: Bobby Schwartz

bobby-schwartzLegendary Texas Coach Bobby Schwartz has amassed an astonishing Coaching record of 613-30 as a Head Basketball coach. He has coached Division 2, Division 3, High School, Prep School, AAU, Maccabi and youth basketball. Coach Bobby Schwartz coached Team Austin Maccabi to the 2006 Gold medal and the 2005 Silver Medal wins at the Maccabi games. A graduate of the University of Texas, Coach Schwartz is an ordained Rabbi and serves as Chaplain to the Critical Incident Response team of the Texas State Troopers under the Department of Public Safety for the past six years. Prior to that Coach Schwartz served as chaplain to the Austin Police Department. “When people ask me what is it like to work as a Coach and a Rabbi I tell them it’s the same job. Both professions are about helping motivate and inspire young people to be their very best.”

Executive Director: Jason Belzer, Esq.

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Jason Belzer, Esq. is founder and President of Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc. (GAME, Inc.), an agency that specializes in the career management and marketing of coaches and the creation of collegiate sporting events. GAME manages all aspects of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT), a 32 team Division I men’s basketball tournament played nationally and televised on CBS Sports Network. Jason teaches both Sports Law and Organizational Behavior at his Alma mater Rutgers University and covers the business of sports for Forbes Magazine in his column,Wicked Jump Shot.

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