JCSU’s Mark Sherrill to Attend USMC Recruiting Command Coaches Workshop

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JCSU Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Sherrill to Attend USMC Recruiting Command Coaches Workshop

Charlotte, N.C. (July 31, 2015) – Johnson C. Smith assistant men’s basketball coach Mark Sherrill has been invited to attend the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Command Coaches Workshop on August 5-8 in Quantico, Va.

Throughout the week, participants will interact with officer instructors and key leaders and also see firsthand, the process of training and commissioning Marine Officers.

The workshop takes coaches who may have a basic understanding of what the Marine Corps is, and does, and shows them many different aspects of the Marine Corps so they can return to their communities and share their experiences. Additionally, it gives guests an accurate perspective about the Corps, showing them that the Marine Corps is a viable career option for young people with whom they interact daily.

Guests make decisions similar to those a lieutenant would make while attending The Basic School, a six-month long course that introduces Marine Officers to basic combat fundamentals. They then discuss decision making during highly chaotic situations and what it means to be a true leader.

Sherrill said that the experience will be an eye-opener.  “It will be a chance to interact with coaches from all over the country as well as those who train the Marine Officers,” said Sherrill.

“The experience with the Marines and their leadership and I look forward to taking part in this great learning opportunity.  I plan to learn a great deal and will bring back what I have learned to apply it to our program here at JCSU,” he said.

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