Drew Speraw, K-State

Drew Speraw is in his eighth year as the director of operations for Kansas State's men's basketball program.

Drew Speraw will be part of a select group next week in North Carolina.

Speraw, Kansas State’s director of men’s basketball operations, received one of nine invitations to participate in the Teamworks Basketball Leadership Committee, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the organization’s headquarters in Durham, North Carolina.

Teamworks, which has more than 2,500 clients around the world, tries to bring together basketball operations leaders at summits to collaborate on strategies, tactics and best practices.

Speraw will be joined at the invitation-only summit by Jonathan Blake (Florida), Melissa Bruner (Florida State), Jill Culbertson (Cal), Tiffany Gibson (Portland), Catherine Greene (Tennessee), Chris Lauten (Northwestern), Katharine Palmer (Charlotte) and Rachel Stockdale (N.C. State).

“We’re excited to introduce our next cohort of Leadership Committees and build off the success of last year’s group,” Zach Maurides, CEO and founder of Teamworks, said in a release. “These leaders will play a pivotal role in advancing the development and engagement of all basketball student-athletes. We look forward to continuing our dialogue with top-notch directors of operations.”

The agenda will focus on different approaches to working with student-athletes, identifying the best way to create leaders on the court and in the classroom. In addition, they will preview and give feedback to the latest updates to the Teamworks platform.

Speraw is in his eighth year at K-State, including his seventh as the program’s director of operations. He been part of the Wildcats’ staff during one of the best stretches in school history, which includes 150 wins, two Big 12 regular-season championships (2013 and 2019) and five NCAA Tournament appearances (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019).

The summit continues a series of Leadership Committees hosted by Teamworks, with college and professional groups at their headquarters in North Carolina. Earlier this year, the NFL Leadership Committee brought together 12 NFL operation personnel.

Founded in 2004, Teamworks tries to help college and professional teams, conferences, national governing bodies and professional organizations improve upon their internal principles and philosophies.

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