Talvin Hester

Men's Basketball's Talvin Hester Chosen for NCAA Coaching Excellence Program

Talvin Hester

Talvin Hester

Media contact:
Lawrence Fan, Sports Information Director, 408-924-1217, lawrence.fan@sjsu.edu

INDIANAPOLIS — San Jose State University men’s basketball assistant coach Talvin Hester is one of a select number of basketball coaches invited to participate in the 2011 NCAA-Black Coaches & Administrators Achieving Coaching Excellence Program.

The four-day program (June 5-8) is designed to prepare racial and ethnic minority basketball coaches for success as future head basketball coaches. Applicants are current full-time employees as a Division I associate or assistant coach or Division II or Division III head coach. Male applicants must have at least five years of full-time college coaching experience.

“It means a lot to me to be a participant in the ACE Program.  I have professional dreams and goals, and to be selected in a program that can have a positive impact on my career going forward is something that is special to me,” says Hester, who completed his first season with the Spartans in 2010-11.

Hester is a 2003 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University who came to San Jose State after five seasons at Prairie View A&M and one season at Texas College.

Participants will attend workshops aimed at enhancing communication skills; understanding the value of campus, media and community relations; and developing program management techniques.

The ACE Program is a NCAA and BCA partnership.  Since the program’s initiation in 2003, more than 25 percent of the participants have become NCAA Division I head coaches.