Camp Staff

Billy Shepherd, Lead Camp Instructor

Billy Shepherd has been involved with sports from the day he was born. The son of a Hall of Fame coach who spent forty years in high school athletics. Shepherd earned 15 varsity letters at Carmel High School in Indiana, played basketball and baseball under legendary coach Tony Hinkle at Butler University, and had a three year professional basketball career.

Shepherd has been counseling athletes and families through the "athletic process" since college graduation. He started with individual lessons, coached his own kids and many others at the youth level, held his own camps, coached numerous AAU teams, even coached at the high school level, all while speaking around the country on the secrets of being a successful sports parent. He has literally touched thousands and thousand of kids and families through this process.

His company name is Billy Shepherd Sports, Inc. with "sports" being an acronym for "speaking publicly on raising talented student-athletes". The company concentrates on helping parents deal with the issues, concerns, and challenges of their children's athletics. Billy and his wife Connie have written a national sports parenting column for the past ten years and has developed a series of DVD's giving parents tips on how to deal with the process of sports parenting.

See a list of Billy's accomplishments below.

  • Indiana's Mr. Basketball 1968
  • Holds the Indiana High School record of 70 points in one game vs Brownsburg in 1968
  • 5th on Indiana's all time scoring list with 2465 points
  • Faces in the Crowd - Sports Illustrated - 1968
  • Sport Magazine All American at Butler University in 1971
  • Only player in Butler history to average over 20 points per game for a career - 24.5 per game
  • Named MVP of East-West College All Star Game in 1972
  • Three year professional career with the Virginia Squires, San Diego Conquistadors, and Memphis Sounds (72-75)
  • Set the ABA (American Basketball Association) 3 point percentage record in 1975 for one season
  • Inducted into Indiana's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997
  • Named to Butler's All Century Team and Hall of Fame in 1999
  • Named one of Indiana's "50 Greatest Players of All-Time" by the Indiana Pacers in 1999
  • Current member of the XNBA Player's Association (Retired Legends of the Game)