Bradenton, FL – 29 January 2008 – IMG Academy (IMGA) is pleased to announce that Shell Dailey has joined The Basketball Academy staff as the Women’s Basketball Coordinator.
Shell brings a wealth of college and professional coaching experience with her to IMGA; her past experiences have included coaching at the University of Florida, the University of South Carolina, Texas A&M University, and Texas Christian University, as well as for the WNBA Silver Stars.
In addition to her coaching experience, Shell has an extensive background in recruiting, both domestic and international. She has recruited in countries such as Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, the former Yugoslavia, Russia, the Czech Republic, Argentina, and South Africa. Shell is currently a WNBA scout.
Dailey stated, “The Basketball Academy is a very new and exciting venture for me. I have an array of experience, which I feel will compliment a great existing program. We want to bring national exposure to The Basketball Academy’s women’s program, establishing it as a place where high school, post grads and professional basketball player can come to train and develop. Once you step onto the campus of IMG Academy, you immediately sense the seriousness of athletes that train and become champions.”
Director of The Basketball Academy, Mike Moreau, stated, “To add someone of Shell Dailey's talent, experience and stature to head our women's basketball division is another significant step in the continuing growth of our program.”
“From coaching pros in the WNBA to helping girls develop as players and as young women, Shell Dailey is the ultimate professional and represents everything that is good about women's basketball,” Moreau continued.
For more information, please contact Priscilla Kuehnel at 941.752.2604 or by e-mail at Priscilla.Kuehnel@imgworld.com.
About IMG Academy
IMG Academy, a division of IMG, is the world’s largest and most successful multi-sport, training and education camp/academy business. Spread out over 300 acres in Bradenton, Florida, the IMG Academy complex encompasses the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, The Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, and Swimming Academies, International Performance Institute, The IMG Academy School, University of Miami, The Wellness Spa, Academy Realty, and the IMG Academy Golf and Country Club.
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