About Our Camp Staff
(April 31, 1915 - November 17, 2008)
Pete Newell Hall of Fame basketball teaching legend's internationally recognized drills and instructional techniques for the development of the inside player are coming to Ventura, CA, Vancouver, WA and Belmont, CA.
His Tall Womens Camp is now in its 12th year with 11 ex-campers in the WNBA, dozens playing professionally and many more at NCAA Division I and II schools.
Pete Newell had an outstanding career as the men's basketball coach at USF, Michigan State, and the University of California Berkeley. He won the NIT championship at San Francisco, the NCAA championship in 1959 at Cal, the NCAA runner up in 1960 again at Cal, and he also won the Olympic Gold Medal at Rome in 1960.
Following his 21 year coaching career Pete served as the athletic director at Cal and filled the general manager and consulting positions with three different NBA franchises. His work internationally with the Japanese Basketball Association earned him the recognition of "The Order Of The Sacred Treasure" from the Emperor of Japan in 1987.
For over 28 years, Coach Newell conducted clinics and camps throughout the world. Most notable have been the Big Man Camps in Honolulu, HI and recently Las Vegas, NV during the summers. The Big Man Camps have provided NBA stars and aspiring college players opportunities to focus on their footwork and fundamentals while concentrating on reading the defense.
Ann Meyers is one of the true pioneers in women's basketball, Hall of Famer and award winning broadcaster. Ann is in her sixth year as General Manager of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury (won the WNBA Championship in 2007 and 2009) and in addition she has been named Vice-President with the Phoenix Suns.
As an amateur, Meyers was the first woman to receive a full Athletic Scholarship from UCLA. The UCLA basketball legend was a four-time Kodak All-American, the first male or female to receive that honor. Upon graduation Meyers held 12 of 13 school records and led the Bruins to a National Championship in 1978. Meyers was the first female to be named to the schools athletic Hall of Fame and had her jersey, #15, retired.
Pete Newell Jr.
Pete Newell Jr. recently concluded a highly successful career as the boy's coach at Santa Cruz, Ca. High winning over 500 games and reaching the central coast section playoffs 20 times culminating in State Division 3 Boys Championship in 2005. Pete is also a staff director of the Pete Newell Big Man Camp.
Pete's teaching style emphasizes the importance of mastering the mental aspects of the game and solid preparation through the fundamentals.
Pete was a star forward at San Jose State during his collegiate playing days and played for Sub-Pac during his Navy career.
Bill McClintock was a starting forward on Pete Newell's NCAA championship Cal Berkeley team and the 1960 NCAA runner up. As a collegian McClintock set a Pac-8 (now the Pac-10) rebounding record in 1961 that stood until broken in 1967 by then UCLA sophmore Lew Alcinder a.k.a. Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
McClintock has coached at the high school level as well as the NCAA Division I level University of San Francisco which made a Sweet 16 appearance in 1972. He has also been an assistant coach at San Jose State and most recently the head coach at Cal State Monterey Bay. In addition he has taught at clinics and camps throughout his career. He has given clinics throughout the US and most recently in French Guyana.
Bill is also a staff member of the Pete Newell Big Man Camp now being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bill specializes on moves for the inside player. He teaches rebounding, footwork, and positioning.
Ruthie Bolton is an Olympic Gold Medalist (1996, 2000). She was selected to the All-WNBA First Team (1997, 1999), was a Two-time WNBA All-Star, was the WNBA's fourth all-time leader in 3-pointers made, and scored over 2,000 career-points.
Nadia Parker was a four-year star at the University of Southern California (2005-09). She started in all possible games as a freshman and sophomore and additionally was named a Pac-10 Player of the Week during her junior year. Since 2010 she has been playing professionally in Europe, currently in Greece.
Wendy has been a coach with the Tall Women's Camp since its inception. The former Hawaiian High School Coach of The Year is currently head coach at BYU-Hawaii. In 2003 she coached the Samoan National Team to the South Pacific Games Championship.
Christen Roper was a 4 year starter for the University of Hawaii (1999-2003). She holds school and league records for blocked shots. Hawaii played in the post season all four of Christen's years. She has played professionally in Europe since graduation. She is an excellent teacher and also demonstrates all the camp post moves. She is an ex-Pete Newell Tall Women camper.
Kerr played with the USC Trojans, becoming thier leading scorer in 2005-06 as a junior, and was named as thier Player with the Most Promise. Kerr is a former camper at the Tall Women's Camp. Kerr is now playing professionally in Europe.