City League Hosts Inaugural College Coaches Day
On Thursday afternoon, The Pittsburgh City League held its first ever College Coaches Conference at Brashear High School. The event was organized by Bulls coach Andrew Moore and was attended by coaches from nearly two dozen colleges throughout the region.
A sampling of some of the schools in attendance(Not a full list)
-Robert Morris University
-Saint Vincent College
-West Liberty State
Each of the six schools of the Pittsburgh City League were given a table and space to meet with the coaches to discuss their prospects. Many of the coaches came armed with laptops and video highlights for their top players, as well as contact information and transcripts.
The hot button topic of the afternoon was academic performance, as every college coach in attendance was most interested in discussing transcripts and eligibility of SAT\ACT scores. There were some difficult conversations, but honesty ruled the day in this department. Both the City and College coaches agreed and stressed upon the importance of a high academic standard to open doors for athletic and academic aid opportunities at the collegiate level.
For many of the college coaches there, they found out about the top City League players for the first time and came away highly impressed from the event and looking forward to continuing to build relationships in the future.
When asked about the success of the inaugural event, Coach Moore was buzzing. “I was excited about the number of college coaches in attendance. It showed they are serious about recruiting city kids. It was amazing having schools from all levels present, from Division 1 to JUCO.”
Coach Moore is planning on holding more events like these in the future. Any college coaches interested in attending can contact Coach Moore via his Twitter account at: @_Drew_55