2022 UIndy Men's Basketball Coaching Clinic
UIndy Coaching Clinic:
September 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UIndy Men's Basketball Coaches Clinic
UIndy Men's Basketball Staff
Head Coach: Paul Corsaro (Camp Director)
Indianapolis native and UIndy alumnus Paul Corsaro was named the 13th men’s basketball head coach in UIndy program history in April of 2020. Corsaro earned his first head coaching position after serving as an assistant coach for the Greyhounds for six seasons before serving in the same capacity for two years at DI Purdue Fort Wayne.
A product of local Roncalli High School, Corsaro’s time as an assistant on the UIndy bench coincided with some of the most successful seasons in school history. He helped the Hounds to four 20-win seasons, including four consecutive NCAA tournament berths from 2013-16. He mentored a total of 13 All-GLVC honorees in his six years, as well as eight GLVC All-Defensive Team members, one GLVC Freshman of the Year and a pair of All-Midwest Region performers in Joe Lawson (2015) and Jordan Loyd (2016).
Additionally, Corsaro helped guide the Hounds to a combined 49 wins in 2013-14 and 2014-15, with the latter’s 25 victories good for the most by a Greyhound squad in 50 years. With help from a season-opening 17-game winning streak, the ‘14-15 club spent nine weeks ranked in the top 10, including a two-week stay at No. 1, before earning the program’s first-ever “Sweet Sixteen” berth. Corsaro moved on to Purdue Fort Wayne in 2018 as an assistant under head coach Jon Coffman. The Mastodons amassed 32 wins in Corsaro’s two seasons, including a third-place finish in The Summit League in 2018-19.
As a two-sport student-athlete at UIndy, Corsaro earned three varstiy letters as a member of the Greyhound football team and three more on the hardwood under Head Coach Stan Gouard – often given the toughest defensive assignment for the opposing team. He was a part of Gouard’s first NCAA Tournament team in 2011 and a member of the Hounds’ first DII football playoff team in 2012. He still holds the modern program record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with eight in 2010.
Corsaro graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication in 2012 and a master’s in Business Administration in 2014 – both from UIndy. He is also the all-time leading scorer at Roncalli High School with 1,150 career points.
Assistant Coach: Roosevelt Jones
Former Butler standout Roosevelt Jones joined the UIndy staff in 2020-21. An All-Big East performer for the crosstown Bulldogs, Jones returned to the Cirlce City after spending the last two seasons an assistant at IU-Kokomo, including the 2019-20 campaign as Associate Head Coach.
In Jones’ two years at IUK, the Cougars amassed a 53-15 (.779) record and a pair of NAIA national tournament appearances. They reached No. 10 in the NAIA coaches poll last spring, finishing the season at No. 22 after a first-round tournament win.
Before entering the coaching side of the game, Jones authored a stellar collegiate career at Division I Butler, etching his name all over the Bulldogs’ record book. He racked up 1,533 career points in four seasons, good for 11th all-time. He also ranks in program’s career top 10 in starts (1st), assists (4th), rebounds (5th) and steals (8th). The 6-foot-4 combo guard was awarded All-Big East Second Team honors as both a junior and a senior, as well as earning an NABC All-District nod after his final season in 2015-16.
Jones went on to play professionally for two years with the Canton Charge, the G- League affiliate of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, while additionally training players during the offseason in his hometown of O’Fallon, Ill.
Assistant Coach: Mike Burris
Mike Burris, Indiana native and former head coach at Olney Central College, joined Corsaro’s staff as an assistant coach in the fall of 2020.
Burris is the winningest coach in OCC history, racking up 252 wins over 15 seasons from 2005-20. After taking over as the youngest head coach in the school’s history at age 26, Burris had 68 players sign with NCAA DI and DII programs, while graduating 97 percent of his student-athletes.
Burris guided OCC to its best-ever six-year stretch before coming to UIndy, amassing 118 wins in that span. The Blue Knights compiled a 25-6 record in 2018-19, defeated two top-five programs and finishing the season with a No. 14 national rankings. Per Massey Ratings, the Blue Knights also topped the NJCAA in offensive production.
With the team success came personal accolades, as Burris was voted the Great Rivers Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2012 and the NJCAA Region 24 Coach of the Year in 2013.
Prior to his success at OCC, Burris himself donned the Blue Knights jersey from 1997-99 before transferring to Division I Cal Poly University. He then returned to OCC as an assistant coach, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Eastern Illinois University in 2004.
Burris grew up 75 miles from the city of Indianapolis in Owensburg, Ind., graduating from Eastern Greene in 1997.