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Coach John Masi enters UCR Hall of Fame

UCR Hall of Fame inductees and former coaches John Masi, left, and Ray Dalke chat before their induction. (Photo: Courtesy Rodrigo Pena)

Adrenaline Athletic Training Head Basketball Coach John Masi was recently inducted into the UC Riverside Athletic Hall of Fame.

The legendary coach garnered 462 wins over a 26 year coaching career and is credited for helping the school transition to its current NCAA Division I status.

Coach Masi remains the winningest men's basketball coach in school history.

READ The Press-Enterprise article - UCR finally embraces its past.

Leonard Russell: Learning Your Craft

Once I was asked if I had any advice for an athlete, what would it be. I promptly answered, Learn Your Craft.

I began playing sports at the age of eight and was lucky enough to have a six-year career in the National Football League. The biggest lesson I learned during my playing days was that you had to prepare to succeed.

Learn as much as you can about the sport you play because that' will to give you an advantage over your opponent. Never be afraid to ask your coach questions if you are not sure about what you're doing or why you are doing it.

Watch film to better understand what your opponent is trying to do to beat you. Watching film also helps you see the areas of the game that you need to improve.

Being prepared before every game will give you the confidence to know that you're ready for everything your opponent will throw at you.

Always remember "Today's Preparation Will Determine Tomorrow's Achievement." Work hard and success will follow.

Basketball Tryouts


Adrenaline U10 & U12 Co-ed Basketball Tryouts

Adrenaline Basketball Academy:

  • Focus on Fundamentals
  • Teach the game of basketball
  • Competitive travel Tournament Play
  • Nutrition classes
  • Performance training for basketball

Head Coach Clifton Baker:

Clifton graduated with his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from La Sierra University. While there he was a graduate assistant from 2010-2012 for the women's basketball team. Prior to that, he was a CIF coach for 7 years and assistant athletic counselor for 2 years within the Pomona Unified School District. Clifton has also coached 4 years of College. He has been a Camp Instructor for Chris Paul's camp, LA Clippers camp, and Ryan Hollins Basketball Camp.

When: Sunday May 18th, 2014

Where: La Sierra University • 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92505


  • Registration- 9:00 A.M. -9:30 A.M.
  • Tryouts-9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M.
  • Parent meeting: 11:30 P.M.- 12:00 P.M.

Call to reserve your spot!




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