Coaches Scott Flemming (left) and Francisco Garcia during the clinic.

Coaches Scott Flemming (left) and Francisco Garcia during the clinic.

Press Release/Ahmedabad, 8th Jan 2014: Basketball Federation of India today conducted a Coaches Clinic at the YMCA International Centre, Ahmedabad, on the sidelines of the 28th Federation Cup National Basketball Championship. The Clinic was organized to enrich the knowledge of Indian coaches on teaching the fundamentals to youth.

Indian Senior National Team Head Coaches Scott Flemming (Men’s) and Francisco Garcia (Women’s) conducted the clinic, which was attended by 30 local and outstation basketball coaches.

Profiles of the Instructors

Scott Flemming Indian Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach


Scott Flemming is currently the Head Coach of the Indian Senior Men’s National Basketball Team. He brings with him over 30 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience in the United States. During his career, Flemming has earned two National Coach of the Year awards.

Prior to joining BFI, Flemming was the Assistant Coach of the Texas Legends in the NBA Development League, where he often served as the acting Head Coach, leading both current and future NBA players. He has also served as the Men’s Head Coach and Athletic Director at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio. During his years with the Cougars, Flemming compiled an overall record of 397-226 (.64 winning percentage) – the most wins of any coach in the program’s 40-year history.

Francisco Garcia – Indian Senior Women’s National Basketball Team Head Coach


The 41-year-old Spanish coach already has a coaching experience of over 22 years spread across Spain, Denmark and Finland. The talented Spaniard is upbeat about the women’s team—which competed recently in the inaugural FIBA Asia 3×3 Championship in Doha, Qatar which is the shorter version of the game and came home with shimmering gold — and said that India has a lot of talented players.

Prior to joining BFI, he had been involved in various women’s professional programs in Spain, Denmark, and Finland. Since returning to Spain in 2005, Coach Garcia coached various Spanish Federation Youth National Development Camps, in addition to acting as a private development coach for a number of Spain’s senior national women’s players, including Amaya Valdermoro, 3 time WNBA Champion.

Gopalakrishnan R
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