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IOWA CITY, IA. - October, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Coach Don Showalter to the BCI President's Advisory Council. A seven-time USA Basketball Gold Medalist Head Coach, Don (Iowa City High School, Iowa City, IA) has been coaching high school boy's basketball since 1976. He also coaches some of the best young basketball players in the entire world. Since 2009, he has coached USA Basketball Men's Development National Teams to seven gold medals in international competition and has gone undefeated (43-0) along the way.   Read more

IOWA CITY, IA - August 2015
BCI is pleased to welcome Michael Garnes, President of Next Level Executive Search (NLES) to the BCI President's Advisory Council. Michael was a good friend of Sharm's and said this about Sharm recently, "Sharm was a trusted friend, great mentor, and the best ambassador for Christ I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Because of Sharm, my basketball players and I benefited greatly from his teachings of faith, inspiration and life-lessons - via BCI and the game of basketball." Read more

IOWA CITY, IA. - October, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Columbus T. Smith Jr., current chaplain for the Minnesota Timberwolves, will be joining BCI as the Fraternity Facilitator and Chaplain for BCI Loop. When Columbus T. Smith Jr. works with a group of professional basketball players, he's keenly aware of just how hard it can be to keep the attention of any active, distracte-but-seeking young man.  But as a chaplain for the Minnesota Timberwolves for 13 seasons, a volunteer chapel service provider at the Hennepin County Adult corrections facility for 25 years, and a volunteer tutor and mentor to "at risk" students, Smith enjoys the unique and varied challenges of his calling.  Read more

IOWA CITY, IA. , November 2013

Basketball Club International is thrilled to welcome former basketball pro Kelly McCarty to our board of directors. His unique experience as an international player will benefit BCI Loop and other player-driven program components, along with the mission and vision of the BCI organization. Originally from Chicago, this 6'7" and 235 lb. guard-forward led his team at the University of Southern Mississippi in scoring and rebounding during his senior year, 1997-98.

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