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USG Community Impact: NABC Convention 2024 Testimonials (Part 1)

USG members posing for a group photo at the NABC Convention in Phoenix, AZ.

Uncommon Sports Group seeks to develop Christ-centered future leaders of the college and pro sport industry. A large part of how USG develops future leaders of sport is by funding its members to attend conferences, conventions, and events that develop them spiritually and professionally. Earlier this month, USG attended the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Convention in Phoenix, AZ, with a group of ten of its members. The NABC Convention offers aspiring and present college basketball coaches the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the game, develop their skills as coaches, and network with coaches nationwide.

Two of our attendees from the trip were Josh Decker, aspiring to work in men's college basketball, and Brady Flynn, an Assistant Coach with the men's basketball team at Crowley's Ridge College. Below are testimonies from Josh and Brady on their experiences at the NABC Convention:

"I’m very thankful for the opportunity to have been able to go to Phoenix and the NABC Convention with USG. I got to meet lots of new people and also reconnect with friends & coaches I met last year. This trip provided the unique ability to grow professionally while also growing in my faith with other believers.

Our group went through a Bible study in the book of James and had intentional time of fellowship throughout the week. Being able to dive into Scripture together and encourage one another was one of the highlights of the trip for me. We also went hiking at Camelback Mountain one day, which was a fun time hanging out and enjoying the Lord’s creation.

Getting to hear from Christian coaches at speaking panels throughout the week was great and allowed me to connect with other coaches in the industry. Very grateful to have been able to go on this trip with USG and a great group of guys!"- Josh Decker, USG member and aspiring college basketball coach


"Getting to attend the Men’s Final Four in Phoenix, AZ, was an amazing experience. USG was able to serve me by mainstreaming my travel and lodging expenses. Had it not been for USG, my experience would have looked a lot different.

There are so many great people involved in USG and they make the fellowship on trips like this so much more impactful on my life. Spiritual growth for me, starts with the people I’m around. USG serves a common purpose and that is bringing people in the sport industry together.

There is evident planning and coordination among the people working at USG, and that’s why experiences like the Men’s Final Four turn out the way they did. I’d highly recommend becoming a USG member because I’m living proof that it can have a lasting impact on your life!"- Brady Flynn, USG member and Assistant MBB Coach at Crowley's Ridge College


Seeing how the Lord impacted this group of future Christ-centered coaches at the 2024 NABC Convention is encouraging!

If you're interested in learning more about Uncommon Sports Group and how we can support you as a Christian in the sports industry, click here to contact us or click here to see how you can get involved in our community.


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