Bill Self to Headline Leadership, Professional Training Event in Atlanta

April 10, 2013

ATLANTA – Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, a master at training and inspiring student-athletes to reach their highest level of performance, will be a featured speaker at Leadership Game Changer: Developing Business Champions, a special professional training event in Atlanta on May 9.

At Leadership Game Changer, scheduled for May 9 on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, nationally-recognized coaches and former players will inspire and train business people with proven lessons from the gridiron and hard court. Business professionals will emerge from the unique, one-day “training camp” with a personal game plan for improving their careers.

Leadership Game Changer is produced by Kansas’ multimedia and licensing partner IMG College. For more information on this special event, including how to register, visit

Self, a three-time Sporting News National Coach of the Year, has averaged 30 wins per year in his 10 seasons at Kansas with a 300-59 record for an 83.6 winning percentage. A four-time Big 12 Coach of the Year who has guided the Jayhawks to two Final Fours, including the 2008 National Championship, Self has led KU to nine-consecutive Big 12 regular-season championships, the longest streak in a major conference school since UCLA’s 13-straight from 1967-79. In 2012-13, not only did Self reach 300 wins at Kansas, he also became the ninth fastest coach in NCAA Division I history to win 500 career games.

Never before will so many elite coaches come together under one roof to share their secrets for becoming a champion, joining former star athletes such as 1982 Heisman Trophy recipient Herschel Walker.

The speaker lineup also includes former Georgia head football coach Vince Dooley; former Tennessee head football coach Bill Battle; David Cutcliffe, head football coach at Duke and former football coach at Ole Miss; college football coaching legend Homer Rice; Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech basketball coach Brian Gregory; Bill Curry, former head football coach at Alabama, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, and Kentucky; Wake Forest head football coach Jim Grobe; Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin, and Rod Olson, former coach at Oklahoma State and Appalachian State and founder and CEO of the Coaches of Excellence Institute.

Additionally, several major broadcasting personalities in college sports will serve as the day’s masters of ceremonies.

Jay Bilas, college basketball analyst for ESPN and CBS sports will pair up with his CBS colleague Tracy Wolfson, the network’s lead college football sideline reporter, college basketball reporter, and anchor of CBS Sportsdesk. The voice of Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Falcons, Wes Durham, will help moderate Leadership Game Changer. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.