Led by experienced, active coaches, the Jay Bilas Skills Camp is designed to provide hands-on, practical instruction to athletes looking to elevate their game.

Jay Bilas is the co-owner and operator of the Jay Bilas Basketball Skills Camp. Jay is a 1986 graduate of Duke University undergrad and 1992 graduate of Duke Law where he competed for Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski on the Blue Devil Basketball team. Jay was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks and played professionally for 2 years in Europe before embarking on his coaching career. Bilas served as an assistant coach on Blue Devil bench during a time that included the 1991 and 1992 National Championships. Bilas then launched a successful law career before becoming a popular analyst on ESPN’s coverage of college basketball. Bilas has published one book, Toughness, and is a sought after motivational speaker throughout the world. Bilas is one of the most respected voices in college basketball today.

Contact: For speaking, promotional, and other appearances: jill@themontaggroup.com

The focus of our camp is on improving in every area - your basketball skills, teamwork, mental toughness, and character. At the end of our camp, you will return to your team as a better player and a better teammate.
— Jay Bilas

John Searby is co-owner of the Jay Bilas Skills Camp and serves as Camp Director. In this role, John manages ongoing planning and administration of all camp locations as well as the programming and day-to-day operations of the camp.

John is a 1998 graduate of Milligan College where he led the Buffaloes to 3 conference titles and an NAIA National Tournament appearance. Following graduation, Searby embarked on a 10-year collegiate coaching career with stops at Gardner-Webb, Tennessee Tech, Lincoln Christian University, and Auburn. Searby currently works as the Executive Director of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, an environmental non-profit based in Charlotte, NC.

Contact: jsearby@jaybilascamp.com

Paul Biancardi is the Director of Evaluation for the Jay Bilas Skills Camp. Biancardi is the ESPN national recruiting director for boy’s high school basketball. He is an analyst on ESPNU’s weekly show, ESPN Recruiting Nation, in addition to calling games for theGEICO ESPN High School Showcase series across ESPN networks.

Biancardi first joined ESPN in 2006 as a college and high school basketball analyst. He became ESPN’s national recruiting director in 2008. He is voting member of the McDonald’s All American committee and the Gatorade state and national player of the year.

Prior to joining ESPN, Biancardi was the head coach at Wright State University, where he was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2004. He was an assistant coach at St. Louis (2007-08), Ohio State (2003-1997) and Boston College (1997-90). While coaching the Eagles, the team reached the Elite Eight (1994) and the Big East Championship (1997). Hoop Scoop Online named him the No.1 assistant coach in the country in 2002 and he helped the Buckeyes make four NCAA Tournament appearances, including reaching the 1999 Final Four.

Biancardi is a 1985 graduate of Salem State where he played four years and was voted team captain as a senior. As a senior, he was selected for the “James Twohig Award” for outstanding character, sportsmanship and dedication.


Brendan Winters is the Director of Recruitment for the Jay Bilas Camp Charlotte location.

Brendan played basketball at Davidson College from 2002-06 where he was named All-Conference, Player of the Year, and an All-American. He graduated with a degree in English. After college, Brendan played professionally overseas in France, Germany, Hungary, and Greece from 2006-2011 where he was selected as an All-Star three out of his five seasons.

While overseas in 2009, Brendan co-founded Pro Skills Basketball (PSB), a national organization dedicated to youth basketball development, and when he retired from playing professionally, decided to pursue it full time. He is now the Director of PSB Charlotte where he plans, oversees, and manages all of their events and programs, including multiple year-round camps and over 40 AAU teams. Since 2012, Brendan has helped more than 50 players go on to play at the DI, II, and III collegiate levels.

Brendan is happily married with a daughter and son in Charlotte, NC. Feel free to contact him at bwinters@jaybilascamp.com


CULLEN LASSO - Operations and Marketing Coordinator - Charlotte

RUTHANN FLOR - Accounting Director