By Jackie Orr (@JOrriginal)

BDS Search Founder and President Brian D. Stanchak spoke at Rising Coaches Elite Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 21-23. The organization’s sixth annual conference was held at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Rising Coaches Elite brings together young men’s basketball coaches, administrators, and support staff to create a community and learn from one another, as well as industry veterans.

Stanchak shared insights to the group about his coaching and administrative background, how BDS Search assists coaches, and networking. Focusing on the quality of connections over the quantity is essential to advance and succeed in the industry. In Stanchak’s words, “it’s not who you know, but who knows you!”

Other speakers included new VCU Head Coach Will Wade, Cal Head Coach Cuonzo Martin, UCLA Assistant Coach David Grace, and many more.