Two Area Basketball Experts Speaking at Boston Basketball Clinics

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Boston Basketball announced two speakers who will work with players at clinics this summer, Newton North Head Coach Paul Connolly and Bentley University Assistant Women’s Coach C White.

The Shot Dr.

Paul Connolly is one of the most well renowned coaches in the region and earned the nickname the “Shot Dr.” for his tremendous ability to teach proper mechanics of shooting the basketball.

Coach Connolly is the head boys basketball coach at Newton North High School, where he has amassed a career record of 251-59 in 13 seasons. Coach Connolly guided the Tigers to back to back State Championships in 2005 and 2006, and nine Bay State Conference championships (2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, &14).

Coach Connolly played at Mass Bay and LaGrange College, and formerly coached at St. Patrick’s High School, Norwood High School, LaGrange College, and Emerson College, where he coached current Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager, Sam Presti, and current Orlando Magic General Manager, Rob Hennigan.

The Shot Dr. has conducted Shooting Clinics all over the country, including Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Florida, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Georgia, California, Kansas and more.

Coach Connolly works for the Newton Public Schools Special Education Department.

C White

The 2015-16 season will be the 13th as Bentley Head Coach Barbara Stevens’ number one assistant for former Falcon standout C White. C, a 2001 graduate and a part-time assistant during the 2001-02 season, returned to the Bentley staff in the fall of 2003 after a year as an assistant at Harvard University.

At Harvard she gained invaluable experience working alongside long time head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith and played an integral role in recruiting and guard development. During her 13 seasons with Bentley White has recruited and helped develop 2 All Americans (Courtney Finn and Lauren Batista) and four of the top 12 scorers in program history.

A major reason for the Falcons’ success from 1997-2001, C was a two-year starter at the point, quarterbacking Bentley to a 27-4 record in 1999-2000 and a 31-3 mark as a senior.

The Westwood native, who averaged 7.1 points and led the Northeast-10 in assist-turnover ratio (2.49-1) her final year, finished her career with 1,056 points (now 30th on Bentley’s all-time list), 486 assists (12th all-time) and 164 three-pointers (sixth in Bentley history) in 132 games (fourth all-time). She was a second-team All-Conference pick as a junior and played on teams that captured the NE-10 regular season and playoff titles each year.

“C White is one of the best skill development coaches in the country. Her ability to teach and motivate young players to improve their basketball skills is exceptional. In my opinion, C is one of the top assistant coaches in the country – at any level. Her passion and love for the game inspires everyone she works with!” – Coach Stevens, Bentley Head Coach

C, 35, received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. A 2008 inductee into the Westwood High School Hall of Fame, she now resides in Wellesley.

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