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The Charlotte 49ers basketball camp is designed for players to develop their skills in a fun, unique setting. The Charlotte coaches and current and former college players will be on hand to demonstrate and instruct all campers reach their potential on the basketball court. We hope you will join us this summer at Halton Arena!
Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by age, grade level and/or gender). NCAA rules prohibit free/reduced camp admission for prospect-aged individuals.
Head Coach Ron Sanchez
Ron Sanchez is in his second season at the helm of the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball program. He became the 11th head coach in the program’s history on March 19, 2018. Sanchez had been an integral part of three-time National Coach of the Year Tony Bennett’s staff for the last 12 years as they built Washington State and Virginia into national powers during their tenures.
For the last nine years, he has been a part of Bennett’s staff at nationally-ranked Virginia, including the past three seasons as associate head coach. During his time at Virginia, the Cavaliers have won 212 games, three ACC regular-season titles and two ACC Tournament titles, while making six appearances in the NCAA Tournament and one NIT Appearance. The Cavaliers have earned an NCAA number one seed, three times. Virginia has won 29 or more games in four of the last five years.
ESPN Insider listed Sanchez among the top recruiters in the nation. CBSSports.com listed Sanchez as one of the top assistant coaches in the country who are likely to be head coaching stars. In the 2017-18 season, Sanchez played a major role in helping Virginia reach number one in the national polls while winning a school-record 31 games.
Before his time on the coaching staff at Virginia, Sanchez was an assistant coach at Washington State. While at Washington State, the Cougars played in the NCAA Tournament twice and the NIT once. In 2006-07 and 2007-08, the Cougars tied the school-record with 26 wins. In 2008, the Cougars reached the Sweet 16 and played in Charlotte’s Spectrum Center. He played a major role in the recruitment of NBA All-Star and former Washington State standout Klay Thompson.
Prior to becoming an assistant coach at Washington State, he spent three seasons as the program’s director of basketball operations from 2003-06. Prior to those three years, he spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Indiana. While at Indiana, Sanchez earned a master’s degree in athletic administration/sports management. During his two seasons at Indiana, the Hoosiers reached the NCAA Tournament Championship game in 2002.
Sanchez is a 1997 graduate of the State University of New York College at Oneonta where he starred on the basketball team. He earned State University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship Most Valuable Player honors in 1996.
Sanchez began his coaching career as an assistant coach at his alma mater for the 1998-99 season. Then, he was the associate head coach at Delhi College (N.Y.) for two years (1999-01). In the 2000-01 season, Delhi won 31 games, captured the Region III championship and finished fourth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Championship Tournament.
Not only has he enjoyed success as a college basketball coach but in the summer of 2013, Sanchez was an assistant coach for the Dominican Republic National Team, which finished fourth at the FIBA Americas Championship to qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Championships for the first time since 1978. Sanchez and his wife, Tara, have a son, Raelon, and a daughter, Rose Marie.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT RON SANCHEZ
ESPN College Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas:
“Ron Sanchez is a terrific hire for Charlotte. He is an outstanding young coach with great energy and knowledge, and his integrity and character are beyond reproach. Sanchez is a home run for Charlotte.”
Tweet from Yahoo Sports National College Basketball Writer Pete Thamel:
“Considered by many the top assistant coach in the country. Strong hire during Mike Hill’s first week on the job.”
Tweet from ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman:
“(Ron) Sanchez has done a tremendous job over the years.”
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WHERE WE PLAY
Barnhardt Student Activity Center
The 232,000 square foot James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center includes the 9,000-seat Halton Arena, the campus fitness center, group fitness studios, recreational courts, an indoor track, climbing wall, athletic training center as well as meeting rooms and event spaces.
The Dale F. Halton Arena is a 9,000-seat venue located inside the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The arena is the home to the Charlotte 49ers men’s and women’s basketball games and women’s volleyball. Halton Arena also hosts University community events, live concerts, student productions such as Greek Week’s Step Show and Airband, and community festivals including I-Fest, UNC Charlotte’s annual International Festival.
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