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 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
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John Searby is co-founder 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 on college and university campuses in a business development role as the Director of Development - Campus Initiatives for Adams+Fairway, the nation's largest privately held outdoor advertising company.
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.
Lane Odom is the owner of SportMatch and Director of Marketing and Recruiting for The Jay Bilas Skills Camp. Lane started SPORTMATCH in 2013, in an effort to help solve the recruiting process riddle and bridge the gap between prospects and college coaches.
As the son of former head Wake Forest and South Carolina coach Dave Odom, he grew to love basketball at a young age. During his career, he served as a Division I Assistant Basketball Coach at Alabama, ECU, UNCC and Missouri. He has coached in 8 NCAA Tournaments including a Sweet 16 run with Alabama and an Elite 8 appearance with Missouri. Lane coached players such as Latrell Sprewell, Robert Horry, Linas Kleiza, Antonio McDyess, and Kareem Rush while in the college ranks.
Lane will oversee the marketing and selection of campers for the camp as well as develop and provide valuable recruiting information to all participants.
Bryan Bedford is the Oklahoma City local manager for the Jay Bilas Skills Camp. In this role, Bryan manages, plans and coordinates all aspects of the day-to-day operations at our Oklahoma City location.
For over 19 years, Bryan Bedford has been transforming the way content & experiences are delivered to fans, teams, leagues, consumers & broadcasters around the world. In his current position with Cisco Systems, Bedford is the Global Business Development Manager responsible for the development of global alliances and technology ecosystems for Cisco's Global Partner Organization’s-Vertical Ecosystems Group and more specifically its high growth group verticals of Sports, Media & Consumer Segments. In this role, Bedford manages global relationships with major international partners to help drive more value & new solutions to customers around the world. Bedford is very active as an industry speaker and communicator on Twitter (@Bryan_Bedford) discussing media & sports as often as he can.
Bedford earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma where he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the SNU Alumni Association and is Managing Director of the Bedford Agency, a sports consulting firm based in OKC, OK.
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 in Charlotte, NC. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com