CAMP STAFF

Bill McClintock
Owner/Camp Director

Bill McClintock played for Pete Newell and was a starting forward for the University of California Berkeley from 1959-1961; in route to a national championship in 1959 and runner-up finish in 1960. As a collegian McClintock set a Pac-8 (now the Pac-12) rebounding record in 1961 that stood until broken in 1967 by then UCLA sophomore Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).

Coach McClintock has worked at the NCAA Division I, NAIA and high school levels. He helped lead the University of San Francisco to a Sweet 16 appearance in 1972. He has also been an assistant coach at San Jose State and most recently the head coach at Cal State Monterey Bay. In addition he has served as a high school administrator and teacher.

McClintock, a popular clinician, has traveled the world and taught at various clinics and camps throughout his career.  Bill specializes in: rebounding, off ball footwork, and positioning on both sides of the floor. He worked closely with Pete Newell since the late 1970’s and was certainly one of Coach Newell’s most distinguished alumni.

Will Cowen
Lead Clinician

Will Cowen coached basketball at the high school and community college levels from 1994-2015.  He served as an assistant coach at Ventura and Pacifica High Schools from 1994-2005. While at Ventura High school, he specialized in player development, scouting and offensive design as the Cougars made deep CIF-SS playoff runs in 1996 and 1998.  In 2005, the VHS girls’ basketball program defeated Long Beach Poly in route to a Southern California Regional Final. From 2006-2007 Cowen lead the Pacifica High School girls basketball program to consecutive 20 win seasons and became the first coach in the history of the Oxnard Union High School District to coach in the CIF Division I state basketball tournament.  In addition, Cowen served as the Athletic Director at Pacifica High School from 2006-2008.

In the summer of 2008, Will Cowen returned to coach in his home town, but this time with the Ventura College Men’s Basketball program. The Pirates finished atop the Western State Conference twice in three seasons.  In addition, the pirates were successful in the class room as 12 sophomores transferred to the four year level including: an NBA draft selection, two professional overseas selections, a Division II All American, and several Division 1 starters. Will Cowen is currently the athletic director at Ventura College and works closely with the seven time state champion women’s basketball program as a consultant.

Over the past decade Coach Cowen and Coach McClintock have worked closely together and developed excellent chemistry on and off the court. Cowen attributes much of his thorough and comprehensive approach in teaching players how to create separation and utilize proper spacing to his relationship with McClintock.

“Will Cowen is one of the best post coaches in the country, and I cherish the time we have spent together discussing the game of basketball” – C. Vivian Stringer, Rutgers University, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 2009

Ann Meyers Drysdale
Clinician

Ann Meyers Drysdale is one of the most influential figures in the history of women's basketball and sports journalism. A standout player for Sonora High School, UCLA, USA Women’s basketball, and the professional levels, she is still the only woman ever to sign a free agent contract in the NBA.  She has been inducted into seven different halls of fame including: International Women’s Sports (1985), UCLA Athletics (1988) and Naismith Memorial (1993).

Ann Meyers Drysdale was the first female to receive a full athletic scholarship at UCLA, where she became a four time Kodak All American from 1975-1978. In a game against Stephen F. Austin on February 18, 1978, she recorded the first quadruple-double in NCAA Division I basketball history, with 20 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.  On March 25, 1978, her UCLA Bruins team was the AIAW national championship: UCLA defeated Maryland, 90–74 at Pauley Pavilion. She was the winner of the Honda Sports Award as outstanding women's college basketball player of the year, as well as the Broderick Cup for outstanding female athlete of the year in 1978.

Meyers was a member of the USA Women’s Basketball team that won the 1975 Pan American Games gold medal. She played on the US Olympic basketball team that won a silver medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal coached by Billie Moore, her own coach at UCLA. She was on the 1979 US team that won the FIBA World Championship gold medal- this was the first time since 1957 that the United States won a World Championship title. She also won silver medals at the 1979 Pan American Games and 1977 World University Games.

Meyers served as an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of women's basketball at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. She served as an analyst on ESPN's coverage of the WNBA and previously worked for NBC Sports full-time as its lead WNBA analyst from 1997 to 2002. Meyers also worked "Hoop-It-Up" telecasts in 1994 and 1995. Since 1983, she has served as an ESPN analyst for various events including both men's and women's NCAA basketball games.  She also worked as a color analyst for the Indiana Pacers making her the first woman to do game analysis for the team.

Ann Meyers has proven to be an integral part of the Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Sun’s organizations for the past decade.  She has served in various capacities in the front office and broadcast teams, and has been an instrumental part in drafting and assembling three WNBA championships teams in Phoenix.

Ruthie Bolton
Clinician

Ruthie Bolton was a standout player for Auburn University, the Sacramento Monarchs from 1997-2001 and USA Women’s Basketball from 1991-2000.

As a member of the national team in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Bolton was the leading scorer in the game against the Ukraine, with 21 points. She helped the team win all eight games and the gold medal. Bolton averaged 12.8 points per game and led the team in steals with 23 for the Olympiad. The National team traveled to Berlin, Germany in July and August of 1998 for the FIBA World Championships. The USA team won a close opening game against Japan 95–89, then won their next six games easily. In the semifinal game against Brazil, the USA team was behind as much as ten points in the first half. Bolton hit a three pointer in the second half to give her team the lead, as part of a 16 point scoring effort, and the USA went on to win 93–79. The gold medal game was a rematch against Russia. In the first game, the USA team dominated almost from the beginning, but in the rematch, the team from Russia took the early lead and led much of the way. With less than two minutes remaining, the USA was down by two points when Bolton hit a three pointer to give the USA a lead. Russia tied the game, but Bolton hit another three to give the USA a lead they would not give up. Team USA held on to win the gold medal 71–65. Bolton continued with the National team to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Team USA won all eight games, including the gold medal game against host Australia to win the gold medal- Bolton averaged 5.0 points per game.

Bolton was selected First Team All WNBA in 1997 and 1999 and twice a member of the WNBA All-Star team.  Ruthie was the WNBA's fourth all-time leader in 3-pointers made, and scored over 2,000 career-points.

After being released by the Monarchs' as an active player in 2005, she returned to the Monarchs to work in their front office, specializing in public relations. In 2004 and 2005, she served as the head women’s basketball coach at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. She also dabbles in gospel singing and currently lives in Elk Grove, California.  Along with raising her two children, she has recently conducted clinics in: Hong Kong, Africa, Ukraine and Russia.